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Which Beverage Can Keep Teeth And Gums Healthy?

Can a beverage actually help keep your teeth and gums healthy? Green tea not only tastes great but it is great for your smile. The ancient Chinese and Japanese healers believed that green tea could cure disease and heal wounds and it seems they were right. Research over the past several years has shown that… Read More »

Women’s Sleep Apnea Symptoms May Differ

Sleep apnea affects both men and women but it may be diagnosed less in women because their symptoms may be different from men. Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a disorder that causes people to stop breathing during sleep. Loud snoring, gasping for breath and daytime fatigue are common symptoms for men but women are less… Read More »

Brushing Your Teeth Wrong?

Could you be brushing your teeth wrong? It seems like such a simple thing but there are some rules to follow if you want to brush effectively. Research from Sweden showed that only 10% of people knew how to use fluoride toothpaste effectively in order to prevent cavities. In fact, they discovered that most people… Read More »

US Needs To Boost Oral Health Knowledge

The American Dental Association (ADA) completed a survey that shows that adults in the US need to learn a lot more about their oral health. This survey was done in conjunction with a new website launched by the ADA, www.MouthHealthy.org which provides information on prevention, care and treatment. ADA President, Dr. William Calnon said “Oral… Read More »

Dentistry and Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Why is my dentist talking about sleep apnea?  Obstructive sleep apnea affects millions of Americans but an estimated 90% of sufferers have not been diagnosed. It turns out that dentists can spot many of the telltale oral signs of sleep apnea and offer a highly effective treatment as well. Obstructive sleep apnea is a condition… Read More »

Severe Gum Disease Linked To Impotence

A new study from Taiwan shows that men with severe gum disease are at higher risk for impotence. The risk is higher in younger men and the elderly. The study found that gum disease was much more prevalent among men with erectile dysfunction than in those without. After taking into account pre-existing medical conditions and… Read More »

Mercury Amalgam Fillings – Not Here

Could you imagine your physician treating your illness with tools used by doctors 150 year ago?  How about if your dentist wanted to treat your cavity that way? You wouldn’t stand for it, or would you? Amalgam fillings (also called silver or mercury fillings) have been used for over 150 years.  Initially they were created… Read More »

4 Reasons Why Women Should Visit The Dentist

Routine dental visits are something that can get pushed to the back-burner when life gets hectic. Women are usually better than the guys about keeping these important appointments. But according to the Centers for Disease control only 71.4 percent of women over the age of 18 had their teeth cleaned during 2008. I imagine the… Read More »

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