Archive for the ‘ Gum Disease ’ Category

10 Tips to Prevent Gum Disease

Gum disease can be serious business if left untreated. The good news is, with regular maintenance and good oral hygiene, you can avoid and even reverse the early stages of gum disease. We’ve put together some tips for you that will help you prevent gum disease. Maintaining a Clean Mouth Brushing your gums, as well […]

Going Green

Dark Green Vegetables and Dental Health Everyone is going green, but did you know that “going green” can also benefit your oral health? Your pH levels inside your body can greatly affect your overall health. Too much acid in your system can make various parts of your body inflamed. This may include your gum tissues. Gingivitis […]

Mouthwash the Multitasker

If you thought that the only benefit of mouthwash was minty smelling breath, you may be pleasantly surprised to know that there are far more benefits that come along with the use of mouthwash. When mouthwash is used as part of your oral hygiene routine you are able to reap the benefits all day long!

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 […]

Replacing Back Teeth

Because missing front teeth are considered aesthetically and socially unacceptable, most people consider their replacement a higher priority than back (posterior) teeth normally hidden from sight. From a dental point of view, however, you should definitely consider their replacement, if not for cosmetic reasons, then for the loss of function created by their absence. Besides […]

Link Between Heart and Gum Disease

The human body is a single unit composed of a seemingly infinite number of biologic processes. However, did you know that abnormalities of almost any of its parts can, and do, have profound effects in multiple areas? For example, the body’s inflammatory and immune (resistance) systems, responsible for defense against infection and promotion of healing, […]

Loose Dentures

Dear Doctor, My dentures are so loose. I would like to have implants but I am unable to at this time. Can you please give me some information to help me better understand my options? Dear Shanai, It would seem from your question that you already understand that implants are your best option. What you […]

Dentists Diagnose Diabetes

Dental visits can aid in the process of diagnosing diabetes or prediabetes for people with the condition, according to researchers at the Columbia University College of Dental Medicine. The reason for this possibility is that when a patient has periodontal disease, that’s one of the first complications associated with diabetes. Dentists haven’t played a role […]

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 […]

Bad Breath

Bad Breath (Halitosis) Overview Whether you call it bad breath or halitosis, it’s an unpleasant condition that’s cause for embarrassment. Some people with bad breath aren’t even aware there’s a problem. If you’re concerned about bad breath, see your dentist. He or she can help identify the cause and, if it’s due to an oral […]