Category: Research

Category: Research

Aug
25
dental insurance

Receiving proper dental care is important for your teeth and gums – an essential part of maintaining a healthy body. But dental care costs money. Even routine, preventive care can have an impact on a family budget — not to mention treatment for disease or injury. As with other healthcare costs, people often turn to dental insurance to …

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Jul
17
Girl With Dental Anxiety

Dental anxiety is one of the most common phobias in the world with nearly a third of all adults disliking the dentist and 1 in 10 of us having a phobia so strong that we actually avoid making visits to the dentist. Dental fear is a problem that needs to be tackled head on however …

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May
05
floss

Americans can now be scientifically divided into three categories: Those who floss daily Those who never floss Those who fall somewhere in between The first nationally representative analysis designed to determine how many people floss their teeth found that those who floss daily amount to 30 percent of the population. Just over 37 percent report …

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Mar
29
Sweets

Sugar is fun to eat, but not good for your teeth! Your child might love sweet treats, but the bacteria in his or her mouth loves them even more. Limiting the amount of sugar your entire family eats is good for your teeth and key to your overall health. Here are some dentist-recommended ways to …

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Mar
21
Flossing

Based on existing evidence, flossing first isn’t necessarily better for oral health than the other way around.   Still, dentists have opinions on the matter. Some recommend flossing first to get the unpleasant task out of the way to avoid the temptation to not do it. Others advise patients to brush with a fluoride toothpaste, then floss. …

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Jan
07
Healthy Baby

Research has proven a connection with periodontal disease (gum disease) and low weight –  preterm births in pregnant women.  The studies have shown an average of a 20% reduction in birth-weight when periodontal disease was induced in pregnant rats (Collins JG, Smith MA, Arnold RR, Offenbacher S. Effects of Escherichia coli and Porphyromonas gingivalis lipopolysaccharide …

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Aug
06
Dental Anesthetics

People who experience dentistry today have no idea what it was like for their parents. Technology has changed so much of the world, including the world of dental anesthetics. Today the drug of choice for many types of dental procedures and injection techniques is called Articaine. It is an amide that has an ester hydrolysis …

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Mar
16
Trident White

People who chew gum should be aware that the chewing process can cause tooth wear.  When you chew anything, including gum, your powerful masticatory or chewing muscles exert pressure and force, which causes the teeth to press together.  If you exert chewing forces more frequently, your tooth enamel will wear away more quickly. That being …

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Jan
15
amorphous calcium phosphate

The outside of your teeth is covered with enamel, a hard material that gives your tooth structure and allows it to support the strong forces that are exerted when you chew. This enamel structure is dynamic, which means that it changes during the regular course of life. During your lifetime, you will naturally lose some …

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Oct
15

Research has shown a link between cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and periodontal (gum) disease. Periodontal disease leads to increased cytokine production, which triggers a cascade of chemical processes, including pus, swelling, pain, fever, and an increase in the liver’s C-reactive protein (CRP). CRP has been linked to reduced renal function and increased risk for heart attacks. However, patients who seek treatment for periodontal disease can halt this process, as the treatment reduces their CRP levels over time.

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