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The Connection Between Asthma And Oral Health

Posted on May 21st, 2020 at 10:16 AM

People with asthma are almost one fifth more likely to experience gum disease, a recent study in the Journal of Periodontology reveals. Roughly 235 million people around the globe experience asthma — an inflammatory disease that narrows and inflames the airways, therefore resulting in symptoms like difficulty breathing, wheezing, coughing, and tightening of the chest. This condition can also cause dry mouth, which can lead to plaque buildup and gum disease. If you have asthma, it’s important to take steps to look after your dental health and keep plaque and gum disease at bay.  

How too much fluoride causes defects in tooth enamel

Posted on May 15th, 2020 at 3:01 PM

Exposing teeth to excessive fluoride alters calcium signaling, mitochondrial function, and gene expression in the cells forming tooth enamel -- a novel explanation for how dental fluorosis, a condition caused by overexposure to fluoride during childhood, arises.

Coronavirus and Dental Care

Posted on May 6th, 2020 at 11:19 AM

If you’re scheduled to get your teeth cleaned soon, you’ll have to wait a while. That’s because the American Dental Association (ADA) and CDC are asking all dental offices to stop non-urgent visits and surgeries. That includes routine care from your dentist and orthodontist. This hold will last several weeks, maybe longer. This will help limit the spread of coronavirus. Here’s more about what that means.

Dental Appointments and COVID-19

Posted on April 22nd, 2020 at 4:53 PM

The COVID-19 pandemic is having wide-ranging impacts on our everyday lives, including scheduled dental and other appointments. We all need to work together to prevent the spread of the virus.

Signs and symptoms of tooth infection spreading to the body

Posted on April 6th, 2020 at 4:51 PM

Without proper treatment, tooth infections can spread to other areas of the body, and this can lead to serious and potentially life threatening complications. To reduce the risk of complications, a person should seek treatment for a tooth infection as early as possible.

10 Tips For Daily Oral Care at Home

Posted on March 27th, 2020 at 3:04 PM

Everyone wants to enjoy the benefits of tip-top oral hygiene: a pearly white smile, fresh-smelling breath, and healthy pink gums. Making sure your mouth stays healthy is a major reason for visiting the dentist — and there’s nothing like that squeaky-clean feeling you get all around your mouth after you’ve had a routine checkup and a professional cleaning! Hopefully, you see your dentist twice a year; but in between visits, it’s up to you to maintain a healthy mouth.

Cavity pain: Everything you need to know

Posted on March 9th, 2020 at 3:44 PM

Cavities, which dentists sometimes call dental caries, are spots of tooth decay. They can range in size from tiny to large enough to break teeth.

What can I do about my sensitive teeth?

Posted on March 4th, 2020 at 2:39 PM

Is the taste of ice cream or a sip of hot coffee sometimes a painful experience for you? Does brushing or flossing make you wince occasionally? If so, you may have sensitive teeth.

Crowded Teeth: Causes and Consequences

Posted on February 26th, 2020 at 10:14 AM

When your teeth are crowded, they appear mounted or overlapped on each other. This is a very common problem that must be solved to achieve correct oral functionality as well as the correct dental aesthetics.

Ancient 'chewing gum' yields insights into people and bacteria of the past

Posted on February 19th, 2020 at 11:10 AM

Researchers from the University of Copenhagen have succeeded in extracting a complete human genome from a thousands-of-years old "chewing gum." According to the researchers, it is a new untapped source of ancient DNA.