Warning to Parents on High Acidity Drinks

Dental researchers at the University of Adelaide are warning parents of the dangers of soft drinks, fruit juice, sports drinks and other drinks high in acidity, which form part of a “triple-threat” of permanent damage to young people’s teeth. For the first time, researchers have been able to demonstrate that lifelong damage is caused by […]

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Why You Need Invisalign

Looking to adjust your teeth without the use of braces? If you have been looking around the internet for an alternative, then we’re assuming you’ve seen Invisalign. Invisalign is an arrangement of clear and separable teeth aligners that are proven choices to the standard metal braces. Both have the same purpose to straighten teeth, though […]

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Only 1 in 10 smokers who visited a dentist received advice to quit

Not all smokers receive tobacco cessation advice from health care providers (HCPs), according to a study from Ohio State University. Researchers note that although factors associated with receiving HCP advice to quit smoking and the effectiveness of such advice have been examined, no recent study has explored differences between types of HCPs (eg, physicians vs […]

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Oral Health of our Troops

Every morning I like to run along Franklin Delano Roosevelt boardwalk in Staten Island. It’s a beautiful run with the Verrazano bridge stretching into the horizon. One morning a few months ago, a group of troops were also exercising along the worlds fourth longest boardwalk . It’s a perfect place to let the mind be […]

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6 Questions to Ask Before Choosing A Dentist For Dental Implants

There are many dentists who are performing dental implants on patients without first having the proper training or experience. In fact, many dental offices are now offering discount fees for dental implants to try to lure new patients into their practices. Unfortunately, many patients are paying the price of this lack of experience including: poor […]

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On the link between periodontitis and atherosclerosis

Chronic oral infection with the periodontal disease pathogen,Porphyromonas gingivalis, not only causes local inflammation of the gums leading to tooth loss but also is associated with an increased risk of atherosclerosis. A study published on July 10th in PLOS Pathogensnow reveals how the pathogen evades the immune system to induce inflammation beyond the oral cavity. Like […]

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The Benefits of Cosmetic Dentistry

In today’s constant pursuit of timeless youth and beauty, aesthetic dentistry has been progressively growing in popularity. Countless individuals are choosing to undergo some of the many different procedures of cosmetic dentistry to improve the appearance of their pearly whites. Although cosmetic dentistry does consider the prevention of dental problems and the treatment of existing […]

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Sex and Oral Health

A patient asked me recently how sex and oral health are related. My initial thought that came to mind was of halitosis . Bad breath could have a serious impact on your love life and be a mild symptom of a more serious condition . Good oral hygiene , flossing and regular dental check ups […]

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