Brian Gurinsky, DDS, MS Blog

Dental Implants and Diabetes

Diabetics heal slowly and often face high infection rates.  A new study shows that with some accommodations, diabetic patients-even those with poorly controlled diabetes-had as high a success rate with

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Probiotics and Cavities

Probiotics are living microorganisms that confer a health benefit to the host.  Recently oral probiotics have been introduced  to prevent cavities.  One of the main culprits in cavity formation is

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Dental Implants and Antidepressants

SSRI’s (the most commonly prescribed anti-depressants) may be associated with an increased risk of failure of dental implants, according to the Journal of Dental Research.  Over a 67 month period

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To brush first of floss first?

The New York Times (5/29, Saint Louis) “Well” blog considered the question of whether to floss before or after brushing the teeth. Although “flossing first isn’t necessarily better for oral health than

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