On August 2nd, this New York Times article was published and caused quite a bit of controversy in both the dental community and with the general public.
As with many aspects of general dentistry, scaling and root planing is a treatment related to keeping your mouth free of gum disease.
What is a filling? Receiving a dental filling is a common procedure that many people have personally experienced. As a bit of a background, a filling becomes necessary when a tooth is damaged by decay and needs to be restored and protected. The function of a filling is to both seal off any spaces where … Continue reading Amalgam Fillings: Should They Be Replaced?
What is pre-medicating? What do artificial joints have to do with dental treatment? Why is this related to my oral health and not just overall health? Good questions! Although artificial joints can seem like a far cry from concerns with your dental health, the two are more related than one may think. When it comes … Continue reading Pre-Medication for Dental Work After Joint Replacement
Easter means many things to different families everywhere, but one thing that remains consistent is the appearance of candy! Whether it’s hidden in eggs or just passed around, it comes at a nice nearly halfway mark in the year from Halloween. Sweets make for some excellent treats, and there is no reason not to indulge (in moderation of course)! However, all candies are not created equal, and it may be worth knowing which ones you can have relatively guilt free, and which could spell trouble for your wonderful smile.
Pregnancy changes a lot about the female body, which is no surprise considering all the physical and hormonal effects that take place over the course of those 9 months. All that considered, the profound connection between pregnancy and dental health can still be a shock to many. As an example, the rapid surge in hormones, … Continue reading Dental Health and Pregnancy
Osteoporosis isn’t a new discovery, or a disease unheard of by many. That being said, many people don’t realize how closely tied to your oral health it can actually be. In short, osteoporosis is caused by an insufficient consumption of calcium and Vitamin D. It affects the bones, making them less dense and thus more … Continue reading Effects of Osteoporosis on your Oral Health