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Researchers Sequence Rare Bacteria Responsible for Tooth Decay

Since you were a kind, you’ve heard that cavities, tooth decay, and even gum disease, happens when your diet is high in sugar and you forget to brush your teeth. Probably, this prompted your parents to firmly remind you right before bedtime to brush your teeth or, if you’re a parent now [...]

By |February 27th, 2019|Cavities, Preventitive Dentistry|Comments Off on Researchers Sequence Rare Bacteria Responsible for Tooth Decay

3 Ways to Fight Dry Mouth

Excessively dry mouth or xerostomia is a relatively common disorder with some devastating effects. Saliva is our mouth’s natural defense against tooth decay. It washes away food debris before it can form into plaque, and helps to regulate your mouth’s microbiome, keeping some particularly nasty bacteria from overpopulating your mouth. Without it, we’re 30 percent [...]

By |January 10th, 2019|Cavities, Gum Disease, Preventitive Dentistry|Comments Off on 3 Ways to Fight Dry Mouth

Study Shows People with Diabetes Make Fewer Visits to the Dentist

Diabetes comes with many potential oral health complications. This means that people with diabetes should make more regular dental visits than people without diabetes. In some cases, it is recommended that they visit the dentist three or more times a year, rather than the twice annual visits recommended for most people. However, the Journal of [...]

By |May 10th, 2018|Cavities, Dentists, Gum Disease|Comments Off on Study Shows People with Diabetes Make Fewer Visits to the Dentist

Has Flu Season Put Your Teeth at Risk?

We’re finally starting to see the light at the end of the flu season, and thank goodness, too! By all accounts, it’s been a rough season, the worst since 2010, at least. And if you didn’t get vaccinated, you probably got dinged by the flu this year. (Of course, if you did get vaccinated, there [...]

By |February 22nd, 2018|Cavities, Preventitive Dentistry|Comments Off on Has Flu Season Put Your Teeth at Risk?

Elf Explanatory: Hermey Helps Keep Smiles Bright

When it comes to holiday TV specials, most dentists have a soft spot for Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, the real hero of which is arguably not the titular caribou with the glowing schnoz, but Hermey, the elf who aspires to bring quality dental care to the North Pole. Sure, Rudolph saves Christmas, [...]

By |December 14th, 2016|Cavities, Preventitive Dentistry|Comments Off on Elf Explanatory: Hermey Helps Keep Smiles Bright