Archive for the ‘ Children’s Dentistry ’ Category

5 Mouth Healthy Snacks That Are Delicious Too!

Not all foods are created equal. Some can be good for you and some can cause detrimental damage to your teeth (EEK)! Below are a few snack ideas that are not only tasty and easy to whip up, but healthy for your mouth too. 1. Apple Cinnamon oatmeal: Due to the high fiber and crunchy […]

Oral Health and Pregnancy

  Pregnancy is an exciting time when your body is going through many changes. You may be wondering how this will affect your teeth and gums. This blog is meant to answer your oral health questions and give you the information you need to help both you and your baby! Keep Up Your Routine. It […]

What is Saliva?

Saliva is secreted by the salivary glands Saliva is produced in the mouth both by small salivary glands in the mucosa and also by the large salivary glands – the glandula parotis (parotid gland), the glandula submandibularis (sub-mandibular gland) and the glandula sublingualis (sub-lingual gland).   Depending on the gland the saliva is rather watery […]

Teeth Grinding

“Bruxism” is the medical term for teeth grinding Grinding of the teeth can lead to dental issues The grinding of teeth is also know by the Latin name bruxism and usually happens when the patient is sleeping. People deal with stress differently, when the jaws and teeth are used this is known as bruxism. When […]

Dr Gardner Returning to Dominican Republic

Batey Relief Alliance reaches new milestone at 14th-year anniversary. posted in news | no comments » | october 10th, 2011 NEW YORK. – The Batey Relief Alliance (BRA) celebrates on October 23rd, 2011 14th-year anniversary addressing the socio-economic and health needs for children and their families severely affected by extreme poverty, disease and hunger in […]

Mouthguards and Sports

Many children that don’t wear protective mouthguards while playing sports should be doing so, according to a survey conducted by Delta Dental Plans Association. These findings indicate that children aren’t listening to their dentists. Delta Dental recently did a wide-ranging survey regarding the oral health of American children. Aside from the obvious protection provided to […]

Gum Disease Can Cause Stillbirths

  Earlier this year, scientists uncovered the cause of a stillborn baby’s death: bleeding gums. Following the tragic occurrence, the infant’s mother had contacted researchers at Cleveland’s Case Western Reserve University and asked them to investigate the possibility of a connection between her baby’s stillbirth and her own gum disease. The scientists subsequently discovered a […]

Fluoridated Toothpaste and Children

In order to prevent tooth decay in their childern, parents were advised to use toothpastes that contain fluoride with a minimum concentration of 1,000 parts per million (ppm) by researchers for the Cochrane Oral Health Group. In a second related study, the authors suggest that concerned parents should consult their dentist to discuss the benefits […]