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    Alcohol alters oral bacteria and encourages disease

    A recent study has found that alcoholic drinks may change your mouth's microbiome and create a ripple effect throughout your body. Alcohol was found to encourage the growth of harmful bacteria in the mouth and also stunt the development of good probiotic bacteria.

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    Electronic cigarette vapor can trigger gum disease

    A comprehensive study on electronic cigarettes was carried out by the University of Rochester Medical Center. The first scientific research on the subject, it found that electronic cigarettes cause as much damage to teeth and gums as conventional cigarettes.

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    San Diego Pediatrics is now accepting newborn patients from Alpine, El Cajon, and Lakeside.

    San Diego Pediatrics, located at 6475 Alvarado Road Suite 120, San Diego, CA 92120, is now accepting newborn patients (ages two months to two years) from Alpine, El Cajon, and Lakeside. We offer both newborn clinics and follow-up clinics to give families full awareness about their child’s overall health.

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    Orange County’s $12 million funding brings dentists to school

    With tooth decay being the most prevalent recurrent disease leading to a yearly loss of 51 million school hours, young school children can just walk to another classroom in their school for a dental check-up and teeth cleaning rather than traveling outside their campus. The grant provided by the California Department of Health Care Services will expand teledentistry services in the next few years and cut down visits to dental office by children who have a risk for cavities and can’t access such care.

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    Lack of funds hurting dental care in California

    The state government’s dental health program, Denti-Cal, has many deficiencies as per a report released in 2016 by the Little Hoover Commission, which is an independent oversight agency. Under this program, about one-third of the state's population can avail Denti-Cal to get subsidized dental care. This includes the state’s more than half of the children.

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    Young girl dies in California after dental procedure

    In a tragic case that’s now being investigated by the Stockton Police Department, Daleyza Avila Hernandez, a girl barely three years old, died while she was undergoing a dental procedure in the Children’s Dental Surgery, California.