Pregnancy is a time of great joy! There’s a lot to think about and get ready to welcome the new member of your family. Unfortunately, you may be so busy and excited that it’s easy to forget about the health of your mouth. A healthy smile is important, and especially for expectant moms. During pregnancy,…

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An article about the danger of e-cigarettes published in Dentistry Today take note of E-cigarette explosions happen much more frequently than most people think, resulting in severe injuries such as third-degree burns and lacerations, lost fingers, teeth, and eyes, and even death, according to an analysis of Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) data by Matthew Rossheim,…

Celiac disease is one of the most common chronic genetic autoimmune disorders in the world and can affect children and adults. Individuals with this disorder have permanent intolerance to gluten, which is a protein in wheat, rye, barley and related grains. The gluten leads to damage of the small intestine lining. Heredity plays a role…

Everyone knows that eating a good mix of vitamins and minerals is vital for optimum health, but did you know that these nutrients are just as essential for your dental health or how can your vitamin protect your smile? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 47.2% of American adults have some form of…

Smoking weakens dental pulp’s ability to fight illness and disease, according to the Case Western University School of Dental Medicine, further weakening the teeth’s defense mechanisms. “That might explain why smokers have poorer endodontic outcomes and delayed healing than non-smokers,” said Anita Aminoshariae, DDS, MS, associate professor of endodontics and director of predoctoral endodontics. The…

One of the most difficult concepts to get across to my TMD patients and other doctors is the connectivity of the Jaw and the Neck. In fact, it is my strong belief that TMD/TMJ should really be classified as a Craniocervical Disease and hence fall under the umbrella of medical coverage rather than treated strictly…

During a recent meeting with a new colleague, a question was posed to me: “What makes us choose to dedicate so much of our practice to the treatment of TMD?” In my mind my initial response was “duhh” it’s only the foundation of all we do in the mouth! This question struck me strange at…

For many years we have known that heavy snoring causes major increase in risk of carotid Atherosclerosis and stroke. This has been widely established through published research. One such research published in “Sleep” the journal of sleep disorders shows that this risk in independent of the risk for sleep apnea and nocturnal hypoxia. Carotid Atherosclerosis…

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