Informative Dental Blogs
My teeth have started to shift…what does this indicate?
There are quite a few reasons while your teeth may have shifted. Lets explore those reasons.
Ozempic and bad breath
Are you or someone you know taking a semaglutide to treat obesity or type 2 diabetes? If so, you may have noticed the development of halitosis
Taping my mouth while I sleep?
The idea behind mouth taping is to force the body to breathe solely through the nose while we sleep. Why does this matter, you may ask? Well breathing through your nose helps to filter the air and deliver more oxygen to the body due to the production of nitric oxide in the sinuses.
Hyperbaric oxygen treatment
Cancer patients, individuals with poor healing or may be immunocompromised, or those planning on major surgery may be recommend to have hyperbaric oxygen treatment.
Are lead aprons for dental xrays a thing of the past?
Recent data has show that dental xrays do not cause genetic mutations or other diseases and that thyroid cancer is a very low risk.
Antibiotics and Dental Implants
Research has shown that when having a dental implant, the early success of implants were 92% but jumped up to 96% when an antibiotic was used either before or after surgery.
Say goodbye to fillings and hello to enamel!
Researchers are getting closer to being able to replicate the enamel formed in teeth. By mixing an amino acid and the main component found in teeth (hydroxyapatite), scientists have been able to nearly replicate the enamel that forms on teeth naturally.
Oral health and Migraines
Both headaches and toothaches are transmitted through the trigeminal nerve, which gives feeling to the face and jaws. When our bite is mis-aligned, this can cause more clenching and grinding of our jaw which in turn can lead to headaches.
Anyone who has ever had orthodontics is prone to teeth shifting (if you don’t have a retainer). Teeth have a “memory” to them and they naturally want to go back to their old position so wear your retainer!