Many of us have experienced that sudden awareness that something in our mouth is not quite right. It begins as a curiosity as we examine the familiar landscape of our teeth only to find that something is very wrong. It may have begun with a sticky piece of candy or a crunchy snack or even [...] ... [Read article]Nov 29, 2014 10:19 AM
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No doubt you listened to the radio or television news today with a double take whut-What? There’s a Yale study that just came out which links the incidence of meningiomas to the frequency of dental radiographs taken during childhood? Your gentle ionizing beam of extrasensory perception is….BEING CRITICIZED? Yes, yes it is. But have no fear, because the research, my friend, is also having its validity questioned. Supposedly there’s a significant likelihood of being diagnosed with a benign brain tumor if you grew up going to the dentist regularly and having periodic x-rays. This tumor, called a meningioma, is usually asymptomatic, and the vast majority of the time is discovered only when a person has a routine CT scan.
If you want to keep your teeth healthy and help prevent tooth decay, chewing sugar-free gum may be a good place to start. The Mouthhealthy.org website suggests how to choose a sugar-free gum: Look for a sugarless gum with the American Dental Association Seal. Choose gum that contains aspartame, sorbitol, mannitol or xylitol, which are sweeteners that don’t [...] ... [Read article]Nov 20, 2014 04:01 PM
Finding affordable dental care can be challenging for seniors living on a tight budget. Most retirees lose their dental insurance after leaving the workplace, and original Medicare does not cover cleaning, fillings or dentures. While there’s no one solution to affordable dental car, there are a number of options that can help cut your costs. [...] ... [Read article]Nov 2, 2014 07:00 PM
Adults are not the only ones who may experience bad breath, as babies may also do, though this case is relatively uncommon. One of the factors that trigger baby bad breath is the way the baby breathes. Babies would most often breathe through their mouths when they have a cold, and this causes their mouth [...] ... [Read article]Oct 27, 2014 03:36 PM