7 Reasons Why Sugar Is Bad For You

Refined sugar or added sugar is said to be the most harmful ingredient in the Standard American Diet (SAD). Its harmful effects on metabolism may be traceable to many other diseases. Below are 7 of the reasons for you go sugar-free for 2018:Sugar, as we all know, is bad for your teeth. What you may not know is that it is also bad for your gums. Bacteria which cause gum disease and loose teeth can metabolize sugar in its pure [...]

2019-07-30T02:33:46+00:00May 10th, 2019|Dental Information, Family Dentistry|

Acetaminophen

For mild to moderate pain after surgery, patients are asked to take over-the-counter (OTC) pills. There are basically two kinds of OTC pills. One is represented by pain pills such as Tylenol and is called acetaminophen. The other is represented by Advil, and is called ibuprofen. For quite some time now many doctors have advised their patients to take both acetaminophen and ibuprofen together, in the belief that taken together brings about more relief from pain than just taking one [...]

2019-07-30T02:34:36+00:00March 11th, 2019|Family Dentistry|

ALHZEIMER

Abnormal inflammation within the brain is thought to play a pivotal role in the development of Alzheimer’s disease (AD), according to a study in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease. The study further states that inflammation from the body may worsen that brain inflammation. Specifically gum disease, being a chronic infection associated with elevation of serum inflammatory markers, such as C-reactive protein, has been found to be associated with several systemic diseases, including AD. This study reports on the mechanisms through [...]

2019-07-30T02:34:56+00:00February 22nd, 2019|Family Dentistry|

ANTIDEPRESSANTS

Research has found that the use of antidepressants increased the odds of implant failure by four times. Each year of antidepressant use doubled the odds of failure. More than one in 10 Americans over the age of 12 use antidepressants, making it the second most prescribed type of drug in the U.S., according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and IMS Health. And the rate is increasing. Antidepressant use has surged 400 percent between the [...]

2019-07-30T02:35:07+00:00January 21st, 2019|Family Dentistry, General Dentistry|

Drinks Destroy

Fizzy drinks make fuzzy teeth! Keeping teeth healthy for a lifetime means preventing tooth decay and erosion. Tooth erosion is a newer phenomenon and one that is preventable, according to the Indiana Dental Association which provided the following information:Erosion is the chemical loss of enamel due to acid. Acid is found primarily in soft drinks, sports drinks, juices and acidic foods. Acid reflux, vomiting and other illnesses that produce stomach acid in the mouth can also erode tooth enamel.Enamel is [...]

2019-07-30T02:35:24+00:00January 3rd, 2019|Family Dentistry, General Dentistry|

Marijuana Use May Lead to Gum Disease

Long-term marijuana use may lead to gum disease, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). Marijuana (cannabis) is the most commonly used illicit drug in the United States. According to a 2014 survey conducted by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), as many as 22.2 million people used cannabis in the previous month. Marijuana use is common among teenagers. NIDA reports that nearly 20% of 12th graders are currently using marijuana. Short [...]

New Study Further Confirms How Diabetes Leads to Gum Disease

A new study led by University of Pennsylvania researchers has found that the oral microbiome affected by diabetes causes a shift in the likelihood of disease. The microbiome is the microorganisms that coexist with our own cells. We depend on a vast army of microbes to stay alive. Microbiome protects us against germs, breaks down food to release energy, and produces vitamins." Hence, when microbiome is affected by diseases such as diabetes, it has been hypothesized that we are more [...]

SUGARY SOFT DRINKS AND FRUIT JUICES CAUSE DENTAL ENAMEL EROSION

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|

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|