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Oral Bacteria Linked to Alzheimer Disease

The sixth leading cause of death in the US is Alzheimer Disease (AD) and it is more prevalent as people age. According to an article published in the Journal of Oral Microbiology one of the causes of AD may be traceable to oral infection. AD is characterized by inflammation of the brain. This article reported on 200 studies examining the link between infections in the mouth and inflammation of the brain. These studies point to “germs” in the mouth as [...]

2019-07-30T02:36:48+00:00January 22nd, 2018|General Dentistry, Periodontal|

Stunted Growth

A new study suggests that tooth decay may push back growth in children. The study appeared in the online version of Pediatrics journal and was conducted at University College London and King Fahad Armed Forces Hospital in Saudi Arabia. The research team wanted to explore the relationship between oral health and growth after previous studies failed to show definitive evidence one way or the other. In this study, the researchers looked at the dental decay and the correlation between height [...]

2019-07-30T02:36:56+00:00November 24th, 2017|General Dentistry|

Sugar Eats Away Your Teeth and Your Brain

According to the American Dental Association, Americans consume sugar, particularly in the form of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs), at an alarming rate. SSBs are a leading cause of dental cavities, obesity, and type II diabetes. SSBs are sports drinks, energy drinks, fruit drinks, flavored milk, and other beverages that contain added caloric sweeteners. Sadly, new evidence indicates SSBs are also associated brain shrinkage. So, it can be said that SSBs can eat away your teeth as well as your brain. In [...]

2019-07-30T02:37:03+00:00October 11th, 2017|Dental Information|


A recent study published in the Journal of Public Health Dentistry reported that from a pool of 3,773 participants, researchers found 79% had evidence of dental erosion, 64% had mild tooth wear, 10% had moderate tooth wear and 5% displayed signs of severe tooth wear. The participants in the study with moderate and severe tooth wear consumed more soft drinks and fruit juices each day than the other groups. Dental erosion is when enamel - the hard, protective coating of [...]

2019-07-30T02:37:11+00:00September 9th, 2017|Family Dentistry, General Dentistry|


TEN THINGS NOT TO PUT IN YOUR MOUTH Everyone knows that certain things present high risk of harm when put into the mouth. Tobacco, raw meat, toys, gun barrels or your own foot are some well-known examples. Other not-recommended items are: A toothbrush with too much toothpaste – This may keep you from seeing what you are brushing. Studies show that people who dry brush their teeth first, then brush again with toothpaste, have less gum bleeding and tartar [...]

2019-07-30T02:37:17+00:00July 15th, 2017|Dental Information|

Too Much Sugar

Too Much Sugar: Diabetes and Gum Disease We know too much sugar can cause cavities. So, it is not surprising that too much glucose, also called sugar in your blood from diabetes can cause pain, infection, and other problems in your mouth, according to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. Glucose is present in your saliva—the fluid in your mouth that makes it wet. When diabetes is not controlled, high glucose levels in your saliva [...]

2019-07-30T02:37:24+00:00May 10th, 2017|Family Dentistry|

Vitamins For Dental Health

Certain vitamins and minerals are especially beneficial to your dental health. These nutritional building blocks may be essential for keeping your teeth and gums healthy while benefitting your entire body.CalciumThroughout the body, this mineral helps build bones and provide structural support. In your mouth, calcium helps harden your enamel and strengthen your jawbone. Milk, cheese, yogurt, broccoli and salmon are some known sources of calcium.Vitamin DVitamin D helps the body absorb calcium while boosting bone mineral density, so it’s crucial [...]

What Kind of Diet is Right for you

It Depends on Whether You Are You A Carnivore, Herbivore or Omnivore. The hot debate these days about what diet to follow hinges in part on the argument of whether genetically our ancestors were carnivores, herbivores or omnivores. If one believes our ancestors were primarily hunters and genetically carnivorous, then a diet predominantly incorporating meat may arguably be beneficial and suitable. On the other hand, if one believes our ancestors were genetically selected to survive as gatherers eating fruits and [...]

2019-07-30T02:37:39+00:00April 14th, 2017|General Dentistry|

When your breath is cutting into your social life

Many patients inquire about their foul breath affecting all aspects of their lives: work environment, social interactions, and feeling good about oneself. What is the bad breath coming from and how do you fix it? A few of the factors that affect your breath are the diet you maintain (the food you ingest), the condition of your teeth (if cavities are present or not), as well as the bacteria in your mouth. A variety of foods can cause different [...]

Wine Tasting Can Dissolve Your Enamel

A new study suggests that wine tasting can be bad for your teeth. The Australian Broadcasting Corporation (3/25, Nancarrow) reports that a study from the University of Adelaide in Australia has shown that “just 10 one-minute wine tastings can bring a softening of the tooth enamel.” Researchers said that the “acidic levels found in wine were similar to those in orange juice,” and that people who taste wine, as opposed to simply drinking it, have an increased risk for [...]

2019-07-30T02:37:57+00:00February 23rd, 2017|Dental Information|