The Effects of Smiles

No matter what language barriers stand between us, a smile is a universal symbol of joy and reliability when it comes to non-verbal communication. You could almost state that getting a big, genuine smile from someone is more beneficial than receiving money, according to a study carried out in 2005. “The powerful emotions triggered when […]

Can Lifestyle Choices Cause Dental Fillings to Fail?

A paper published in Frontiers in Medicine took a look at composite and amalgam dental fillings and a number of factors which can cause them to fail. Among the factors looked at were age, sex, smoking, drinking alcohol, periodontal health, diabetes, and genetics. 4,856 individuals’ dental records from five years were examined for the research […]

Having Trouble With a Canker Sore?

About twenty percent (1 in 5) of people have suffered from canker sores. Manifesting only in the inside of the mouth, as opposed to cold sores, canker sores (also known as aphthous ulcers) aren’t contagious. One can spot these sores by their oval shape with a red border. They ordinarily have a gray, white or […]

Bigger Gums In Children Could Be A Sign Of Leukemia

Enlarged gums can be a sign of leukemia

A case study that was released discussed how children with over-sized gum tissue have the potential to be an indicator of Acute Myeloid Leukemia. Sometimes as a dental professional, it can be tough to properly diagnose a patient solely based on what is happening in their mouth. For this reason, dental practitioners must remember more […]

Tooth Loss As a Potential Cause Of Cardiovascular Disease

The connection between Heart Disease and losing teeth

A recent new body of research has shown a link between cardiovascular disease and tooth loss. According to a preliminary study at the Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health Scientific Sessions during the 2018 American Heart Association’s Epidemiology and Prevention conference, the data presented by researchers showed middle-aged patients who had lost two or more teeth had […]

Start Paying Attention To Your Childs Baby Teeth

Take care of baby teeth

Baby teeth are a lot more than a temporary stop on your child’s transition to adulthood. They have a big part to play in your child’s development so the sooner you start paying attention to them the better. Continue reading for 5 reasons why you should start sooner rather than later. 1. Baby teeth mean […]

New Study Shows Sweet E-Cigarettes Can Cause Cavities

E-cigarettes may cause cavities

Those sweet e-cigarettes you love may not be so sweet after all. A new study shows smoking e-cigs increases your risk of cavities. How does smoking e-cigarettes cause cavities if you’re not eating them? A study recently reported by the ADA Foundation Volpe Research Center found that sweet-flavored e-cigarettes increase your risk of cavities due […]

The Link between Obesity and Periodontal Disease

Obesity and Periodontitis

Obesity and periodontal disease usually appear to be tethered to each other. The link requires health care providers to examine the variable to maintain the overall health of patients. Researchers in the New York Medical College (NYMC) found the relationship between obesity and periodontal disease. They stated that the “Gram-negative oral anaerobe that is involved […]

The Benefits of Regular Flossing

Importance of Flossing

Floss is a soft thread made of a mono-filament polytetrafluoroethylene or multi-filament. The nylon floss can be unwaxed or waxed, and it comes with different flavors to make the process more convenient. Most times this kind of floss can tear or break. However, the polytetrafluoroethylene is less likely to break and shred, but both of […]