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The causes of bad breath (halitosis) and how to treat it

 
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14 reasons you never need to leave your house again

Armed with vibrating toothbrushes, periodontal probes or even teeth-whitening systems, some dentists now come to you. House Call Dentists , which serves the San Francisco and New York areas, will provide full at-home oral exams for patients, as well as take diagnostic photos of your mouth and do fillings, denture construction, and veneers. “Their services are geared toward both concierge clients—busy professionals who don’t have time to go to the dentist’s office—as well as special needs patients who are better treated in their home environment due to physical, cognitive or emotional challenges,” says a spokesman for the company. Dental Lifeline Network operates “dental vans” in Denver, Chicago and New Jersey and brings residents of nursing homes or people who are disabled and have trouble leaving the house dental care right in their driveways. Even cosmetic dentistry has gone this route: In the posh Hamptons area of New York, dentists Jeffrey Rappaport and Michelle Katz will professionally whiten clients’ teeth at home for roughly $999.