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Smart Toothbrush Turns Brushing Into a Game

If you’re running late for work or snoozing your alarm, a few minutes can pass in the blink of an eye. But for some reason, brushing your teeth for the recommended two to three minutes can seem to drag on.

Unfortunately, grown ups just have to deal with this kind of bland daily task. But for […]

By |May 17th, 2017|Oral Hygiene|Comments Off on Smart Toothbrush Turns Brushing Into a Game

Gum Disease Tied to Deadly Liver Scarring

Your liver serves many important roles in the body. Besides filtering toxins out of your blood, it also synthesizes proteins, produces the biochemicals you need for healthy digestion, produces hormones, and even helps with the decomposition of red blood cells. It should be unsurprising, then, that when this important organ stops functioning as it should, […]

By |May 3rd, 2017|General Health, Gum Disease|Comments Off on Gum Disease Tied to Deadly Liver Scarring

Chewing Gum: Good or Bad for Oral Health?

You’re coming back to the office after lunch and you realize you have some killer garlic breath. Not to worry — just pop some chewing gum into your mouth for fresh breath that will stop your co-workers from asking which Italian restaurant you ate at.

But even if it’s a useful quick solution to bad breath […]

By |April 27th, 2017|Oral Hygiene, TMJ|Comments Off on Chewing Gum: Good or Bad for Oral Health?

Globally, Our Teeth Are Not Improving

It seems like every week there’s a new development in dental technology that sounds like it’s straight out of sci-fi, like technology that may allow us to regrow teeth from stem cells. From the electric toothbrush to water flossing, we keep developing more effective tools with which to keep our mouths clean and healthy. So […]

By |April 19th, 2017|Oral Health, Oral Hygiene|Comments Off on Globally, Our Teeth Are Not Improving

Tobacco Bill Puts Oral Health at Risk

It’s no longer a surprise to anyone to hear that tobacco use is dangerous for your health. But recent legislation could compromise the FDA’s ability to continue to communicate that important public health information to possible consumers of tobacco products.

New Act Exempts Dangerous Tobacco Products
The American Dental Association is one of 43 organizations urging Congress […]

By |April 6th, 2017|General Health, Oral Health|Comments Off on Tobacco Bill Puts Oral Health at Risk

Bioengineering Advances Could Help You Regrow Lost Teeth

If you accidentally burn off your eyebrows in an unfortunate birthday cake incident, or lose a toenail in a beachside adventure gone wrong, you don’t have to worry much — you can regrow your eyebrows and your toenails, and soon you’ll be good as new. But lose a tooth, and the solution isn’t quite as […]

By |March 31st, 2017|Dental Implant, Reconstructive Dentistry|Comments Off on Bioengineering Advances Could Help You Regrow Lost Teeth

Is Water Flossing a Good Alternative to Traditional Flossing?

You’ve heard it a million times: You have to floss. Brushing your teeth can only reach about 60% of your tooth surfaces, which means that if you aren’t flossing, you’re only cleaning a little over half of your teeth. Flossing can help prevent cavities and gum disease, and only takes a minute to do. On […]

By |March 23rd, 2017|Oral Hygiene|Comments Off on Is Water Flossing a Good Alternative to Traditional Flossing?

Are Oral Contraceptives Hurting Your Gums?

People taking oral contraceptives can have a wide range of side effects, including unpleasant ones like nausea or headaches, or even positive ones, like clearer skin. But did you know that taking oral birth control can affect your gum health as well?
How Oral Contraceptives Impact Gums
Oral contraceptives change the balance of hormones in the body […]

By |March 9th, 2017|Gum Disease|Comments Off on Are Oral Contraceptives Hurting Your Gums?

How Your Medications Can Impact Your Oral Health

Do you take at least one medication daily? Chances are that you do — statistics show that nearly 60% of Americans take at least one prescription drug, and plenty of those people are taking more than one. If you include over-the-counter medications, those percentages get even higher. But how many of those people are talking […]

By |February 24th, 2017|General Health, Oral Health|Comments Off on How Your Medications Can Impact Your Oral Health

Could Genetics Make Your Teeth More Prone to Cavities?

Nothing can make you feel insecure about your oral hygiene habits like talking to someone who’s never had a cavity! And, conversely, if you’re one of those people who’s never dealt with tooth decay, you might wonder what kind of poor tooth brushing or sugary diet might be leading your friends to need fillings.

But while […]

By |February 16th, 2017|Cavities|Comments Off on Could Genetics Make Your Teeth More Prone to Cavities?
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