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Are Porcelain Veneers Right For You?
A survey done by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry found that about half of adults in the US would like to change something about their smile. Are you one of them, and if you are, why haven’t you changed your smile? Porcelain veneers are a surprisingly quick and easy way to get a whole… Read More »
- Posted on: Oct 11 2013
Sugary Cereals Damage Teeth – But Got Milk?
Drinking a glass of milk after eating a sugar filled cereal may help protect your teeth. New research into just how we can enjoy our Froot Loops, and still protect against the cavities caused by all that sugar, was published in the Journal of the American Dental Association. These types of cereals are basically refined… Read More »
- Posted on: Oct 3 2013
Olympic Levels of Bad Oral Health
We like to think that Olympic athletes are in top physical health and that they all must have world-class health care. The truth about their oral health – not so world class! The British Journal of Sports Medicine just published a study that showed that these elite athletes had levels of oral health similar to… Read More »
- Posted on: Sep 30 2013
Rheumatoid Arthritis More Likely For People With Gum Disease
Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic inflammatory disease that affects the joints. This autoimmune disorder has been linked to oral health – just like a lot of other conditions. Research has shown that people with gum disease are more likely to develop rheumatoid arthritis and that people who have RA are 2 times more likely to… Read More »
- Posted on: Sep 20 2013
A Brief History of Toothpaste
The toothpaste aisle at the store seems to keep getting bigger and more confusing. Gel or paste? Whitening or sensitive formula? With mouthwash or without? We’ve come a long way since the first commercially produced toothpaste in 1873. Toothpaste sold in jars was created in the mid-1800’s and Colgate started commercial production. This toothpaste was… Read More »
- Posted on: Sep 18 2013
Dental Infections Can Be Serious
There has been an alarming rise in serious dental infections over the past few years. This translates to a 41% increase in the number of hospitalizations for dental abscesses from 2000 to 2008! If anything, these numbers have probably risen even more because of the long recession and patients putting off needed dental treatment. Oral… Read More »
- Posted on: Sep 11 2013
Protect Your Smile – Say Cheese!
Say Cheese! It will make you smile – in more ways than one. New research suggests that cheese can help prevent tooth decay. The study, published in the journal General Dentistry, found that eating cheese changed the pH balance of the mouth. The improved pH levels reduced the risk of tooth erosion, and therefore, tooth decay.… Read More »
- Posted on: Sep 7 2013
Are Natural Dental Products Effective?
There used to be only one or two brands of “natural” products on the toothpaste shelf in your local store. Today we are seeing a lot more products available – but they are usually more expensive than the products we are used to and they may, or may not, be as effective. The US Food… Read More »
- Posted on: Aug 30 2013
Sleep Apnea and Anxiety
Anxiety and sleep disorders such as sleep apnea often go hand in hand. Researchers still don’t know why, nor has it been proven that one necessarily causes the other. A University of California – Berkeley researcher said “It’s been hard to tease out whether sleep loss is simply a byproduct of anxiety, or whether sleep… Read More »
- Posted on: Aug 27 2013
Soda Strips Tooth Enamel
If you want to strip off some old paint you go to the hardware store and get some paint stripper. If you want to strip the enamel off your teeth you can just visit the closest convenience store and pick up a soda! Of course no one wants to damage their tooth enamel. When tooth… Read More »
- Posted on: Aug 22 2013