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Mouthguards are effective in moving soft tissue in the oral cavity away from the teeth, preventing laceration and bruising of the lips and cheeks, especially for those who wear orthodontic appliances.



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Wheezy? Brush Up and Bring Your Inhaler

 

Approximately 20 million Americans have asthma. Today, dentists see more asthmatic patients taking medication, leading to increased cavities, bad breath and gum problems, and many forgetting to bring inhalers to dental visits, causing more in-office asthma attacks, reports the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), an organization of general dentists dedicated to continuing dental education.

 

Reviewed: January 2012

 

 
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