Dental Implants May Be Effective for Patients with Sjögren’s Syndrome

After some extensive analysis, a study published in the International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery says that dental implants may be an effective treatment for tooth loss in patients with Sjögren’s Syndrome. Sjögren’s Syndrome Sjögren’s Syndrome is a disease that destroys glands, especially those around the eyes and mouth. Glands in these areas are…

Self-Care Can Save Your Teeth

Have you ever gotten so angry or frustrated that you found yourself clenching your teeth? Or gotten tension headaches because of being overworked or overtaxed? Have you ever had an object in a death grip and had to actively relax your hold? If so, then you’re more than familiar with some of the dramatic effects…

Link Between Oral Health and Systemic Health

We all know that brushing and flossing our teeth is important. It helps prevent cavities, bad breath, and gum disease, so you can keep your smile bright and healthy. But did you know that oral health may affect much more than just your mouth? Several recent reports have linked oral bacteria to health issues such…

Are Charcoal Toothpastes Really Effective?

We live in a society that is always looking for better ways to do things— especially when it comes to health concerns. This drives us to try all sorts of substances and procedures. One of these recent attempts at whitening teeth and boosting oral health is a charcoal toothpaste. The Claims Advertisements say that charcoal…

HPV Vaccine for Oral Health

HPV (Human Papillomavirus) has become a primary health concern within the last few decades. The concern comes in transmission as well as the wide array of health concerns that come with this virus. What Is HPV? HPV is a sexually transmitted virus that can cause genital warts as well as cervical cancer. Although this virus…

Nutrition for Dental Health

What we eat and drink every day matters for our overall health. Because everything we consume passes through our mouths, we should carefully consider foods that contribute to our dental health as well as our overall well-being. As a matter of fact, poor dental health is usually the first indication of poor overall health, which…

Children’s Nutrition

Your child’s favorite foods are probably doused in sugar. Giving your child a quick snack also gives you that extra time you need to finish dinner. Juice seems like a healthy way to make sure your child is somehow consuming fruit. All of these habits are understandable. Sugar is all around us. Dental decay is…

What Does “Fee-for-Service” Mean for Your Dental Care?

Paying medical costs is a headache all by itself. Dealing with insurance is a stressor. Difficulty with paying for dental procedures can cause some patients to forego treatment. As understandable as this is, it is a mistake to sacrifice the care you need. As dental practices strive to care for their patients, many practices are…

The Success of Non-Surgical Periodontal Treatments

For most patients, surgery is not a soothing option— especially when it comes to oral health. Recent studies sought to understand just how effective non-surgical procedures are in treating periodontitis. What Is Periodontitis? Periodontitis is a more advanced stage of gum disease. Your gums are essential in protecting your teeth from decay and infection. Gum…

Smartphones Are Breeding Grounds for Bacteria

Take a moment and review where your hands have been in the last 15 minutes. You probably had to switch on the lights or open a door. Maybe you used a restroom. Doing any of those means that you have picked up bacteria because we share those spaces with other people—and millions of microscopic life…