Informative Dental Blogs
Could a Chewing Gum in Pregnancy Help Prevent Premature Deliveries?
A long-term 10 year study which included over 10000 women suggests that chewing sugar-free gum with xylitol during pregnancy may lower this risk.
The risk of heart disease risk increases after COVID — even with a mild case
A study has shown that even with a mild case of COVID-19, a person’s risk of cardiovascular problems (heart attack and stroke) can increase for at least a year after diagnosis. Age and risk factors did not seem to play any role in this either.
Can a healthy mouth reduce the likelihood of getting a viral infection, i.e. COVID?
According to a study out from the University of Louisville Dental school, there are proteins produced by oral epithelial cells which protect humans against viruses entering the body through the mouth.
Do I still need to take antibiotics before my dental appointment just because I had my knee/hip replaced?
For decades, we have been advocating taking antibiotics prior to dental visits in those who have artificial joints. However, according to a study from England, we no longer have a reason to take antibiotics before a dental visit.
Enamel is essentially the tough outer covering of the portion of the tooth above the gumline.
Why are my teeth shifting?
What is causing my teeth to move? Various cause can include grinding your teeth, growth of jaw and jawbone, aging, gum disease, wearing an oral appliance such as a CPAP, nightguard or occlusal splint.
Vaping and gum disease
We are learning that the bacteria in the mouth from vaping is almost the same as those who smoke cigarettes. Smoking cigarettes and vaping can both upset the bacterial balance of the mouth.
Are There Side Effects Related To the Scaling of Teeth?
Scaling and root planing helps to clean the teeth and remove plaque on both the tooth and root surfaces. This periodontal procedure is done to deep clean and remove plaque
At What Stage of Decay do Teeth Begin to Fall Out?
Decay can deteriorate our teeth and over time if not treated, the teeth can become loose and even fall out. Decay damages teeth and can cause dental abscesses that can