The next time a patient innocently asks me, “What’s the best toothpaste to use?” I’m going to unleash a whole Chunky Soup can of “You Want The Truth? You CAN’T HANDLE THE TRUTH!!!” Gosh, that’s such an overused movie quote. Sorry about that, but still. If you’re a dental professional, isn’t this the most annoying question [...] ... [Read article]Jan 4, 2015 04:01 PM
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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.
While these hard candies seem harmless, eat too many and the constant exposure to sugar can be harmful to your teeth. Hard candies also put your teeth at risk because in addition to being full of sugar, they can also trigger a dental emergency such as a broken or chipped tooth. Better alternative? Chew sugarless [...] ... [Read article]Dec 26, 2014 08:03 PM
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
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