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Dr. Servos returns to UT Dentists as clinical director

Associate Professor Thomas A. Servos, DDS, has been named clinical director for UT Dentists, the faculty practice at UTHealth School of Dentistry at Houston.  He will oversee clinical aspects of managing the Group Practice located in Suite 1210,... Read more

02/17/2017

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UT Dentists launches oral and maxillofacial imaging service

Dental professionals now have a convenient new resource for diagnostic imaging and radiologic interpretation. UT Dentists Oral and Maxillofacial Imaging is now accepting referrals for a variety of services. Read more

02/01/2017

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Your dental questions answered

Panic-stricken at the dental clinic? What can put you at ease? What’s the safest way to whiten your teeth? Are you a smoker? If you have a habit of lighting up a cigarette when you wake up in the morning, should you do so before or after ... Read more

01/01/2015

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The Toothpaste Trance

Gone are the simple days of just “running in for a tube of toothpaste.” Miles of aisles of mind-numbing choices now stand between you and the simple days. Today, toothpaste contains ingredients in a dizzying array of combinations to ... Read more

10/08/2014

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What’s That Smell?

Where’s my mouthwash? If that’s your first thought upon waking, you’re not alone. Just because you fear funky oral fumes doesn’t mean you emit them. Up to three-fifths of people who complain of bad breath expel no odor, as ... Read more

10/08/2014

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Which Toothbrush?

We’ve all done it: stride confidently into the drugstore and in sight of the easiest decision we’ll make that day. An hour later, we’re still staring blankly into the oral hygiene aisle. It was all so simple before the distant ... Read more

10/08/2014

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Baby teeth 101

Every night in America, countless “tooth fairies”? clock in. Usually disguised as groggy moms and dads, you can spot them counting out cash under a one-watt Cinderella night-light and cursing silently from stepping barefoot on scattered ... Read more

10/01/2014

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Want This Smile? Then don’t practice drugstore dentistry on yourself

Why go to the dentist for that blinding white smile when the drugstore is around the block and wallet-friendly? After all, right there on Aisle 8 sit hundreds of Advanced Tooth Whitening Systems, each one more advanced than the next. Red-... Read more

10/01/2014

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Taking a bite out of crime: Forensic dentistry

Every week, millions of Americans are riveted to their television sets watching investigative crime shows. And the minute the medical examiner or detective says the words “bite mark” or “dental I.D.,” you know a dentist is ... Read more

10/01/2014

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Planting teeth: Dental implants are healthier, hardier and lovelier alternatives to dentures, bridges and missing teeth

The dental implant is nothing new. Egyptians used gold wire in their jawbones. Ancient South Americans used semi-precious stones. Middle Eastern skeletons from the Middle Ages were found with ivory, and Roman soldiers used iron. Its recent popularity... Read more

10/01/2014

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Burning mouth syndrome: When heated words have nothing to do with anger and everything to do with searing pain

Three percent of the population endures Burning Mouth Syndrome (BMS), a condition that is poorly understood but is exacerbated by certain diseases like Sjögren’s (pronounced SHOW-grins) Syndrome and other medical problems.  Read more

10/01/2014

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Oral History

Proper dental hygiene seems easy enough. Brush, floss, see your dentist regularly... and pop a mint after that garlic pizza if you care about those in breathing range of you. As we age, however, oral health isn’t as easy to achieve. Read more

08/05/2014

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Teeth Grinding

Every night, while many people reach for their memory foam pillow or a good book to help them sleep, I reach for a small, green case on my bedside table. Inside is a custom-made, acrylic mouth guard, which fits over my teeth perfectly. I wear it to ... Read more

07/29/2014

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PICA: When what you crave is not fit for human consumption

Their health problems are so bizarre they often take years to diagnose. Many patients are too embarrassed to talk about them, and often end up in the urgent care clinic at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of ... Read more

07/29/2014

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Proper Piercings

The most common jewelry placed into a new piercing contains nickel.  Baker says an allergic reaction to nickel might present with a rash or bumps on the skin at or near the piercing site; itching; redness or changes in skin color; dry patches ... Read more

07/29/2014

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