Around family and friends, people tend to be comfortable and relaxed. However, around doctors or anyone wearing a white coat, some patients experience a slight spike in their blood pressure, displaying the phenomenon known as white coat syndrome. Whether it’s a patient’s first time with a medical professional or an unpleasant memory of a previous visit, there is a vast range of causes for and risks to white coat syndrome.
Blinged-out or bejeweled teeth aren’t just a modern-day fashion trend. Its origin dates to 800-200 B.C., when the Etruscan civilization in the Tuscan region of ancient Italy modified their teeth to signify wealth and health.
I never thought of bleaching my teeth until my dental school friend raved about using whitening strips. Comparing my teeth to my friend’s, I clearly saw my coffee-colored teeth from 20 years of drinking coffee every day. I bought the whitening strips and slapped them on for 30 minutes.
Allergies are one of the most common conditions in the United States. They are the sixth leading cause of chronic illness with more than 50 million people experiencing a form of allergic reaction every year.
Our incredible brains consist of 100 billion neurons to perform exquisite cognitive functions such as interpreting, predicting, and responding to relevant stimuli. But that does not make problem-solving easy, particularly when it comes to patient care.
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) has a global prevalence of 9-38%, with cases in the United States estimated at around 54 million. OSA is considered a sleep-related breathing disorder that accounts for obstruction of the upper airway, causing apneas.
The technology we use in the dental field is evolving and changing every day. One such technology is WebCeph, an online-based orthodontic diagnostic platform for dental clinicians.