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Using BOTOX® injections can be very effective in treating certain types of TMJ issues. TMJ pain can be caused by excessive muscular contractions, from clenching, grinding or other parafunctional habits. In other words: overuse of muscle activity. Another term used is myofacial pain dysfunction. Tension, fatigue and muscle spasm may indicate the need for BOTOX®

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Those who liked our Facebook page were automatically entered into a drawing to win an iPad, and Nancy Delfino won! Thank you to everyone for your support and participation. Enjoy your new gadget, Nancy!

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My friends at Rosemont Media recently asked me to extend my reach by including social media. I am from the generation where it was unprofessional to advertise and market. Now I am being asked if I would be interested in tweeting to Twitter and posting to Facebook. I have been resistant to get involved with

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If you are one of the many people who suffer from gum disease, you may already know a deep cleaning is usually the best way to bring your mouth back to optimal health. Traditional methods for this procedure can often be extremely time consuming and sometimes a bit uncomfortable for the patient. To improve upon

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The privilege to see a patient has been a real gift for me from the day I received my doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania's School of Dental Medicine. In these days that medicine has been devalued by insurers and ACA (Affordable Care Act, AKA 'Obamacare'), I believe in the search for excellence. Mediocrity is

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Gum recession can occur even for those who are diligent with their oral care. If you are brushing too aggressively, you might be causing damage to your gums. Periodontal disease is another common cause for gum recession. In most cases, dentists use a surgical grafting procedure to remedy this issue. The downside to this is

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Excellence in Dentistry. What does that mean? Follow me: I am on a JetBlue flight flying back home from spending five days at the ADA Meeting in New Orleans as I write this. I just took seven courses in five days at three hours each. These courses were all in areas that directly affect my

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Edward Shukovsky, D.M.D. and our entire dental team are proud to offer Caries Management by Risk Assessment (CAMBRA), the cavity prevention system developed by Carifree. As the number one chronic disease in youth, tooth decay is a serious matter that needs serious treatment. Fortunately, the CAMBRA system has been shown to decrease cavities by up

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Who would have thought dentists would be using BOTOX® injections to treat muscular problems in the jaw? But that is certainly the case. Traditionally, we have used a variety of oral appliances to relieve the stresses put on the teeth, the musculature, and the temporomandibular joint. One of the major problems with oral appliances is

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