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Preventitive Dentistry

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

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?

In Coke, the Fizz Is as Bad as the Sugar

If you’re thinking of losing weight this year, you may already be considering cutting down on sugar in your diet. This is definitely better for your teeth as well as your waistline. But if you’re thinking that switching to a sugar free coke will help you meet your goals, think again. When [...]

By |January 18th, 2018|Preventitive Dentistry|Comments Off on In Coke, the Fizz Is as Bad as the Sugar

Scientist Designs Gum for Space Travellers

Living on Mars has been a subject of science fiction for decades. But while the idea is certainly exciting, Mars itself is anything but hospitable. The Red Planet’s temperatures can drop to nearly 150 degrees below zero at night, and dust storms can last for weeks, at times almost completely blocking out the sun. Mars [...]

By |April 26th, 2017|Preventitive Dentistry|Comments Off on Scientist Designs Gum for Space Travellers