One of the most imperative reasons to stick with your regularly appointed check-ups is that, whether or not you realize it, they are screening you for oral cancer as well. This is a real concern as rates of oral cancer in America are on the rise due to a number of factors- however one age old cause is drinking and smoking at the same time! See more on this concerning cancer … [Read more...] about Concerning Oral Cancer
Something that's catching on with people who want to be all natural is charcoal tooth powder. Before you think, wow, that's nuts, remember that charcoal has a lot of cleaning properties. We use it in filters for air and water. Believe it or not, the powder even tastes minty fresh! See how the powder works and if it's worth your time here! … [Read more...] about Trading In Paste For Charcoal Tooth Powder?
Recently Dr. Oz on his show promoted a natural whitening solution for your teeth. The secret to whitening, he said, was a fruit mixture. Basically it's mixing baking soda with strawberries to naturally and safely whiten your teeth, and while baking soda is actually good for your teeth, the mixture simply doesn't work. And it's not just doctor Oz who was supporting it, he was … [Read more...] about Don’t Pull A Doctor Oz: How Strawberries Can’t Whiten
After extensive testing and research, it seems a drug used to treat osteoporosis, when mixed with the stuff fillings are made of, can really help your teeth. The article here is a bit technical, but the break down is that they've found a way to make fillings that helps restore the tooth around it, making fillings stay in better than ever and reducing risks of future problems. … [Read more...] about Osteoporosis Medicine Mending Mouth Maladies
Yes there are more studies now linking your dental hygiene with heart health. There is still no direct causal link between heart disease and your gums, but another study on the bacteria from your mouth shows, again, it does travel elsewhere, causing inflammation and additional problems! It seems you may have to floss while jogging to keep you heart health up. Read more here. … [Read more...] about Yet More Hard Heart Evidence
There is always so much hub-bub around you health- so much so that it is hard to keep track of what is a myth and what isn't. Sometimes it's an old adage that's wrong, and sometimes it's something once splattered all over the news, either way we've got some busted myths for you. Did you know that whiter teeth are not necessarily healthier? While you chompers should … [Read more...] about Unmaking Myths
It seems that the summer 2012 Olympians had some off the track and field issues. Recently studies have shown that athletes have more oral health issues due to the intense work out dehydrating them and drying out their mouths, but what's stunning is of these people in peak condition, half hadn't seen a dentist in over a year! … [Read more...] about Odd Olympic Oral-Malady
What happens if you get into an accident on a Saturday and bust a couple of teeth? The ER isn't equipped to handle that right, and you could be stuck waiting either until Monday or having to wait until the dentist can fit you in as a new patient! It seems a dentist in Plano, Texas decided that 9-5 wasn't good enough, so she started some after-hours dental. Read about her heroic … [Read more...] about After-Hour Dental?
What is a dental implant? That's a question many of us have. The short and sweet answer is that dental implants are the way to go for tooth loss, and though they are impressive there are still a few issues. When you lose a tooth via some form of trauma (for me a hockey puck) or through gingivitis you need to have the tooth replaced or you'll have some more serious problems … [Read more...] about Dental Implants- The Impact
Or maybe it's not a surprise. Yet another recent study is showing that children's dental health is still shockingly poor- and not that maybe parents are worried. It makes sense, there are a zillion and one things to worry about in a day as a parent, but kids need to take care of there teeth- especially with how many links we have now between dental and overall health. Read what … [Read more...] about Surprise For Children’s Dental