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Aug 12, 2013

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Possible Broken Jaw

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In the event of jaw injury, tie the mouth closed with a towel, tie or handkerchief. Go immediately to an emergency room.

Aug 12, 2013

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Knocked Out Permanent Tooth

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Recover the tooth, making sure to hold it by the crown (top) and not the root end. Rinse, but do not clean or handle the tooth more than necessary. Reinsert the tooth in the socket and hold it in place using a clean piece of gauze or cloth. If the tooth cannot be reinserted, carry it in a cup containing…
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Aug 12, 2013

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Broken Braces and Wires

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Remove a broken appliance only if it comes out easily. If it is lodged or painful to remove, cover any protruding edges with wax, cotton balls, gauze or chewing gum. Do not remove any wire caught in the gums, cheek or tongue; see a dentist immediately. Emergency attention is usually not required for loose or broken appliances that cause no…
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Aug 12, 2013

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Cut or Bitten Tongue, Lip or Cheek

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Ice can be applied to any bruised areas. For bleeding, apply firm (but gentle) pressure with sterile gauze or a clean cloth. If the bleeding does not stop with pressure or continues after 15 minutes, go to an emergency room.

Aug 12, 2013

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Tooth Ache

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Tooth aches are a common problem which may require professional treatment, but there are a few things you can do on your own to provide relief from pain. Begin by cleaning around the sore tooth meticulously. Using warm salt water, rinse the mouth to displace any food trapped between teeth. Under no circumstances should you use aspirin on the aching…
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Aug 9, 2013

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We Have a New Website!

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We are pleased to announce the launch of our new website! It was designed and built by Innovation Simple, a Utah based digital marketing agency. It’s built on a content management platform that allows for easy maintenance, and will be easy to update and expand with fresh content, especially through its built-in blogging capability. We welcome your comments about our…
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