Archive for the ‘ Oral Health ’ Category
Flossing: Absolutely Necessary!
Yes, You Still Have to Floss. No, the dance move “flossing” does not count. The AP recently released an article making the claim that “there’s little proof that flossing works”. Their review cited a series of studies that found flossing does little or nothing to improve oral health. Here’s the problem: the studies were flawed. […]
ROOT CANAL INFECTIONS SPREADING TO THE SINUSES
It is common for dental infections to spread to other areas outside of the jaw bone such as the upper jaw, sinuses, or the facial structures. When there is a more serious infection the danger is that the spread can extend to the brain or chest where it can kill you. I am often amazed […]
3 Tips to Keep Your Gums Healthy and Happy
Keeping your gums healthy is vital to ensuring that your mouth stays clean and your teeth stay intact and in pristine condition. Incorporating a few simple steps into your daily oral hygiene routine will keep your teeth and gums healthy, happy and your smile shining bright for years to come. Floss Like a Boss Flossing […]
MEDICATION RELATED OSTEONECROSIS OF THE JAWS
Medication related osteonecrosis of the jaws (MRONJ) is a disorder with bone maturation that occurs as a result of taking certain medications (historically bisphosphonate drugs such as Fosamax; more recently with antiangiogenic drugs such as Denosumab; and mainly from injectable forms of these drugs used in chemotherapy such as Zometa) where dental related disease processes […]
The Dos and Don’ts of Good Dental Hygiene
Dental Hygiene is important. Those who practice good oral habits reap the benefits, while the latter… not so much. Most of us have a great deal of control over whether or not we keep our teeth as we age. Those who don’t follow a proper routine, end up losing their teeth, thus requiring the need […]
April is National Facial Protection Month
CHILD ABUSE AND DENTAL DISEASE
A recent article in our journal (JAAOMS) carried the hypothesis that there is an association between severe dental caries and child abuse and neglect. In our practice, we rarely see children with severe caries. That fact is more of a socioeconomic reality than anything else. When we do see these, I have to agree that […]
SHOULD I USE A BAKING SODA CONTAINING TOOTHPASTE?
Recently the Journal of the American Dental Association committed an entire journal supplement to the use of baking soda containing toothpastes (dentifrices) and their benefits to oral health. (JADA 148(11 suppl) November 2017). This supplement contained 6 articles evaluating these in a comparative way to other toothpaste types. The articles draw these conclusions: The low […]
Healthy Foods for Healthy Smiles!
A healthy school lunch will not only give your child the energy they need throughout their school day, it will keep their teeth healthy too! Below are some examples of healthy foods that will keep your kid smiling all day long! PB&J’s! While a popular choice, often times sugary jellies and nut butters are not […]