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Can Smiling Add Years to Your Life?

Get grinning!

According to a study published in the Journal of Psychological Science, completed by researchers from Wayne State University, people who smile bigger can see their life increased by years.

The study parsed through photos of 230 baseball players. They compared their smiles at the peak of their time in the sport and to frequency of smiles throughout their lifespan.

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March is National Nutrition Month: Watch Your Sodium Intake!

Sodium consumption has always been understand as bad for overall health. Too much dietary sodium is strongly associated with high blood pressure, according to the American Heart Association. In this blog post, Dr. Mark Reichman weighs in on sodium’s affect on your oral health?

We generally visualize sodium as salt. But salt in itself does not damage tooth enamel.

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The Facts Behind Oral Bacteria

Bacteria, it’s good, it’s bad, it’s everywhere!

But what exactly is the purpose of bacteria do? Especially in your mouth? Not all bacteria are bad; some are actually necessary to maintain a proper hygienic balance.

Learn more about oral bacteria from Dr. Mark Reichman.

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How to Manage TMJ

Medical science is advancing by the minute, but it cannot always prevent you from developing the pesky condition of TMJ.

TMJ is shorten for temporomandibular joint and muscle disorders.  It is a group of conditions that cause dysfunction in the jaw joint and surrounding muscles that control jaw movement. Estimates suggest that TMJ disorders affect over 10 million Americans,

What Happens If You Avoid Dental Implant Treatment?

Putting off treatment for tooth loss could have lasting damage on your oral health. Without teeth, the entire oral system and health is handicapped. Untreated tooth failure causes further tooth loss and subsequent bone damage. Also, missing a tooth is a hinderance to your overall mental well-being!

Did you know that patients who are missing teeth are at an increased risk for developing vitamin deficiencies?

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Understanding Corrective Jaw Surgery

Corrective jaw surgery can radically enhance someone’s life. But who exactly seeks out this treatment? What are the symptoms of a dysfunctional jaw?

Do you have a hard time biting, chewing, and swallowing food?
Maybe you have a hard time closing your mouth completely even when you’re completely at rest, leading to a receding or protruding jaw.

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Preventing Tooth Decay

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, dental caries (tooth decay) is the most common chronic disease of children in the United States.

Teeth are made of a type of bone. While this leads us to believe that they are formidable against biological deterioration, exposure to the elements in our mouth actually threatens their long-term health.

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Dental Implants: An Investment to Smile About

What exactly are dental implants?

Dental implants work by embedding a titanium post in the jawbones. It serves the same function as a small screw, stabilized in the jawbone and functioning like a natural root. These implants then support prosthetics, even bridges and crowns. There are certain risks associated with implants. These risks are divided into three categories,

5 Ways to Target Bad Breath

At the office of Dr. Mark Reichman, we care about all components of your oral health. For many patients, this breaks down to an anxiety about the cosmetics of their mouth facing friends and strangers. When we talk, we are nervous not only about what we say, but the impression people get of us overall –

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Wisdom Teeth Removal: What Should I Expect?

Dr. Mark Reichman  is the division head of oral and maxillofacial surgery at both BC Children’s Hospital and Vancouver General Hospital in addition to managing the Oral and Facial Surgery Centre. He has treated both adults and children in a variety of cases. One of these conditions is those patients requiring wisdom teeth removal.