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Tired? Blame Electricity

Do you feel tired? You are not alone – just look at how many energy drinks are on the market! One of the reasons we are all so tired could be our use of electricity. Using artificial light we have extended our days far beyond what our early ancestors were used to. Our internal clocks… Read More »

Baby Boomers Aware of Oral Health

Baby Boomers are aware of the importance of oral health! A new survey puts oral health among the top three medical concerns for people 50+ years of age. Boomers, and their smiles, are getting older but just like their music it looks like Boomer teeth are here to stay! The survey showed that 74% of respondents… Read More »

Healthy Teeth May Protect Against Alzheimer’s

Healthy teeth and gums protect us against many health problems and a new study shows that poor oral health may increase the risk of Alzheimer’s disease. A study from Great Britain looked at brain samples donated by ten patients with dementia and ten without. The researchers found evidence that a bacterium commonly associated with chronic… Read More »

Save Your Skin – Get Some Sleep

Adequate sleep can save your skin according to new research. The study was conducted at Case Medical Center and funded by Estee Lauder and showed that poor sleepers had increased signs of skin aging and their skin recovered more slowly from environmental stresses like sun damage. People who were poor sleepers also had a worse… Read More »

Cone Beam CT Helpful for Diagnosing TMD

According to a new paper in the publication Dental Clinics of North America using cone-beam CT offers advantages over traditional two dimensional x-rays for diagnosing temporomandibular joint disorders (TMD) and facial pain. It is estimated that almost 50% of elderly people may experience pain in the head, neck or mouth. It is often hard to… Read More »

Obstructive Sleep Apnea and TMJ Pain

University of North Carolina researchers have found evidence that obstructive sleep apnea can be linked to temporomandibular joint disorders (TMJ) that cause jaw pain. Many studies have linked sleep apnea to heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke and diabetes. Sleep apnea should not be ignored. Temporomandibular joint disorders (TMJ) may be caused by a poor bite,… Read More »

Stinky Breath 3rd Worst Bad Smell

A British waste disposal company did a survey and found that stinky breath was the third worst bad smell in Britain. I know, we’ve made jokes about British oral health for years – look at the Austin Powers movies! But I wonder how a survey like this done in the United States would rank halitosis?… Read More »

A Dental Visit Could Save Your Life

A visit to your dentist could save your life – and you thought all we did was fill cavities! Our mouths and throats are vulnerable to cancers but the good news is that many cancer and pre-cancerous lesions in the oral cavity – including the lips, cheeks, teeth, jaw and throat – can be found… Read More »

Asthma Sufferers at Risk for Sleep Apnea

Asthma sufferers seem to be at higher risk for sleep apnea according to a new study from the University of Wisconsin. This research used data from something called the Wisconsin sleep cohort study – which has been following about 1,500 people since 1988. The connection between asthma and sleep apnea was strong. Patients with asthma… Read More »

5 Benefits of Cone Beam CT

You’ve had dental x-rays many times.  These images are flat and two-dimensional, and they have their limitations.  While x-rays are effective in detecting certain issues in the mouth, like cavities, certain dental issues require something more in-depth and precise.  Cone Beam CT Technology is an innovative solution to the limitations posed by more traditional x-ray methods.… Read More »

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