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September 02, 2010

Markus Klinko, Swiss-German and a one-time Paris Conservatory harpist with several CDs and awards to his credit, switched to fashion photography and never looked back. “You can't do music with one hand. I don't even have a harp any more – I don't want to play for myself.” But his music background was a plus when he and Indrani became...

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August 18, 2010

Millions of people are affected by Canker sores of the mouth.  These sore are painful open sores of the mouth.  Most people are under the impression that they are viral infections and are contagious however, this is far from the truth.  These ulcers are different than the herpes type lesions that are contagious.  It is a condition that...

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August 16, 2010

At NYC Smile Design we have been able to eliminate much of the anxiety that comes with going to the dentist by incorporating numerous technologies and methods to reduce pain and discomfort during dental treatment and after the treatment has been completed.  If you ask anyone what he or she hates the most about going to the dentist most will say the...

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August 11, 2010

Prostate problems affects about 8% of the population.  Infections of the mouth, specifically gum disease has been linked to numerous health conditions such as diabetes and heart disease.  Latest research from case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine compared two markers:

  1. PSA or prostate specific antigen
  2. CAL or clinical attachment level (which is an indicator for gum disease)

This finding supports the belief that there is a deep connection between oral health and whole body health.  Low grade chronic inflammation is an insidious problem and gum  disease is extremely dangerous. Gum health...

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August 09, 2010

Everyone needs to quench their thirst after a hard workout. With the popularity of, sports drinks on the rise, recent studies from New York University College of dentistry have shown that these drinks are quite harmful to the teeth because they cause the enamel surface of the teeth to wear out.  This is called erosion and the reason this...

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August 04, 2010

In a case study at the University of Buffalo school of Dental Medicine involving a 26 year old with tongue piercing with the barbell shaped device in her mouth it was discovered that the reason she had spaces between her teeth was a result of this device.  Dentists have always known that having these ornaments in the mouth and constantly playing...

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August 02, 2010

According to Howard Langstein, M.D., a professor and the chief of plastic and reconstructive surgery at the University of Rochester Medical Center who reviewed 120 facial CT scans and measured changes that occurred to the bones of the face over time. The results were published in the journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in January 2010.  The scans were form women and men.  With the aid of a computer program differing measurements were taken and the results were compared across different age groups.  The Use of a CT scan allowed for a more accurate measurement because of the ability to view and take measurements three...

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July 28, 2010

Mouth breathing can have dire consequences when it is left untreated in children.  Some of the problems that are encountered in untreated cases are abnormal facial and dental development.  Some of the abnormal development issues may include gummy smiles, crooked teeth, long and narrow faces.  One of the main causes of mouth breathing is severe allergies that cause upper airway blockage predisposing the person to mouth breathe.  In addition, this can cause oxygen concentrations to be very low which will predispose to high blood pressure, heart problems and sleep apnea.

Mouth breathing is extremely dangerous because the upper and...

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July 26, 2010

In Chinese medicine the tongue is a reflection of diseases of the body.  There are color and texture changes in the tongue that are important to know because they may indicate a problem

Red or strawberry tongue

  • vitamin deficiency of folic acid and B12
  • geographic tongue-develop reddish spots with a white border. This condition is benign and no      treatment is required. Can be caused by stress or hormonal changes or allergies
  • ...
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July 23, 2010

Most people intuitively know what can be done to increase their lifespan. These include eating more fruits and vegetables and a restful night of sleep.  However new studies have shown other secrets to a longer and healthier life.  A study published in the British medical journal has shown that sexual activity is associated with 50% reduction in deaths from heart attacks and can also lower blood pressure.  The study showed that about half the people ages 57-85 were sexually active and a 1/3 of them from 75-85.  The conclusion they reached by this study is “Frequency of sexual activity, a good qualitysex life, and interest in sex...

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