Posts Tagged ‘ Dental Hygiene ’

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 […]

Dental Implant Success Rate

Factors which can influence implant success Dear Doctor, I thought dental implants had a high success rate. A friend of mine had an implant that failed, can you tell me why? Dear Brian, Dental implants traditionally have a very high success rate. The majority of studies that have been done indicate long-term success rates well […]

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, […]

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 […]