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 [...]

No More Root Canals

What if there is no more need for root canal treatment to be done in order save a “dead” tooth? Researchers at the University of Nottingham and the Wyss Institute at Harvard University has developed new regenerative dental fillings that use stems cells inside our teeth to repair tissue. This potentially can make conventional root canal treatment a choice, but not the only alternative when you have an “abscessed” tooth, or a tooth which has a “dead” nerve. This new [...]

2019-07-30T02:36:38+00:00February 22nd, 2018|General Dentistry, Sleep Dentistry|

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|

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|

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|