The Effects of Hypertension and Medications on Oral Health

Hypertension and certain medications may affect dental care, causing heavier bleeding, sensitivity to anesthesia and dry mouth.   It is an unfortunate trade off in life that as we age and acquire more wisdom and experience, we also increase the likelihood of having health problems.   Senior citizens are more likely to have high blood [...]

By | June 20th, 2017|2008, Dental Articles, October|0 Comments

The Benefits of Flowable Composite Resins and Sealants

Flowable composite resin fillings and dental sealants help restore and protect teeth.   Flowable Composite Resins Flowable composite resins are versatile materials used for a variety of restorative and preventative applications.   A significant advantage of virtually all adhesion dental procedures is conservation of tooth structure. Flowable composite resins are commonly used to penetrate small [...]

By | December 29th, 2008|2008, December, Dental Articles|0 Comments

The Advantages of Dental Bonding

You may not think of dental bonding as cosmetic, but bonding can make a chipped or broken tooth look great again.   The Advantages of Dental Bonding It's not unusual to feel shy about smiling if you have imperfections in your teeth. Stained teeth may inhibit you from smiling as often or as big as [...]

By | December 27th, 2008|2008, December, Dental Articles|0 Comments

The LifeSmile Program

Think of dentistry as part of a healthy lifestyle -- it not only keeps your smile beautiful, but is good for your overall health.   There are three disease processes that are treated in dentistry: Decay (Cavities) -- A bacterial infection of the hard tooth structure. This is the major cause of tooth loss in [...]

By | December 26th, 2008|2008, December, Dental Articles|0 Comments

Temporary Tooth Tattoos Tempt Trendy Types

Temporary tooth tattoos can be harmful to dental health. Plaque builds up around the tattoo, leading to decay.   A new cosmetic dental procedure may have some patients smiling, but dentists aren't exactly jumping for joy.   The new fashion statement is tattoos for teeth -- tiny, three-dimensional gold characters that are bonded to a [...]

By | December 24th, 2008|2008, December, Dental Articles|0 Comments

Teeth Include Clues to the Evolution of Man

Tooth fossils are providing scientists with more research opportunities on human evolution.   Teeth contain a wealth of information and provide clues to the history of life on earth, says Harold Slavkin, D.D.S.   "You can trace the genesis of teeth back at least 460 million years according to fossils found in the Canadian Rockies," [...]

By | December 22nd, 2008|2008, December, Dental Articles|0 Comments

Smokeless Tobacco: A Dangerous Habit

Smokeless tobacco is not a safe alternative to cigarettes. Learn about the dangers.   Smokeless Tobacco: A Dangerous Habit Smokeless tobacco, including chewing tobacco (either shredded, or in plugs or twists) and snuff (finely ground processed tobacco) are not safe alternatives to cigarette smoking. Smokeless tobacco, often romanticized in old western movies and seen being [...]

By | December 20th, 2008|2008, December, Dental Articles|0 Comments

Sjogren’s Syndrome: Diagnosis and Treatment

Sjogren's syndrome is a disease that causes dry mouth. If you have symptoms, tests are needed for a proper diagnosis.   Sjogren's Syndrome: Diagnosis and Treatment   General Information Sjogren's syndrome is an autoimmune disease in which the body's immune system mistakenly attacks its own moisture producing glands. Sjogren's is one of the most prevalent [...]

By | December 18th, 2008|2008, December, Dental Articles|0 Comments

Rescuing a Child’s Knocked-Out Tooth

Parents dread their child knocking out a tooth, but it can be saved if you follow these guidelines.   Rescuing a Child's Knocked-Out Tooth   It's something every parent worries about. Your child comes back from the playground with a tooth knocked out after falling off the jungle gym. To complicate the situation, the accident [...]

By | December 16th, 2008|2008, December, Dental Articles|0 Comments

Reducing the Risk of Tooth Decay

Preventative measures such as fluoride, sealants and proper oral hygiene can increase your chances of being cavity-free.   Reducing the Risk of Tooth Decay   One thing that every patient hopes to hear at the end of a dental checkup is that they don�t have any cavities. Fortunately, there are several things that patients can [...]

By | December 14th, 2008|2008, December, Dental Articles|0 Comments
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