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Reader’s Digest Dentist Tips

A lot of patients are worried that dental X-rays can cause cancer, but if you’re outside for an hour, you’re exposed to more radiation than you’d get from a full set of dental X-rays. What I worry about is that if I don’t take an X-ray, I might miss something serious. – Bryan Tervo, DDS When […]

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8 Facts You Need to Know

The commonly used practice of putting a cap on toothbrush is actually more detrimental. The moisture entrapped in the cap favors bacterial growth. You are not supposed to brush within 6 feet of a toilet. The airborne particles from the flush can travel up to a distance of 6 feet. 75% of the United States […]

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Taste Buds

  1.  On average, an adult has  9,000 taste buds (a child even 10,000) and this affects the way the individual perceives the tastes. Some persons have maximum 500 buds. More buds means the individual perceives more types of taste. Taste becomes ‘weaker’ with the age. 2.  Taste is a chemical sense, like smelling. There […]

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