Just like your body depends on certain nutrients to stay in good shape, the health of your teeth and gums are affected by what you eat. Certain foods can help increase the risk of tooth decay and promote plaque buildup, while other foods play a significant role in preventing tooth and gum disease, including bone…

If you have just lost one or more teeth, you may be considering dental implants as a solution. Gaps in teeth can affect your bite, lead to the movement of adjoining teeth, and even cause pain and discomfort so many patients opt for implant surgery for a lasting solution to their problem. Sometimes, insufficient bone…

My father was just diagnosed with GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux), which was first noticed by his dentist. Can you tell me more about this condition and why it would affect his teeth? It’s actually not surprising that your father’s dentist was the first to discover signs of gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD. Though it is a digestive…

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,…

e-cigarettes

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…

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