Category: Dental Health

Good health starts with teeth 0

Good health starts with teeth

BRUSHING YOUR TEETH and flossing on a regular basis is about so much more than just white teeth and fresh breath. Recent research suggests that poor oral health can significantly affect one’s overall health,...

Foods to Sink Your Teeth Into 0

Foods to Sink Your Teeth Into

Want to keep your teeth pearly white and your breath minty fresh? Before you reach for your brush and toothpaste, grab a celery stick instead. Chewing raw veggies, fruit, and herbs can help dislodge...

Will doxycycline stain your teeth yellow? 0

Will doxycycline stain your teeth yellow?

My dermatologist prescribed doxycycline for my acne. I heard this antibiotic can stain teeth yellow. Is this something I should be concerned about? DOXYCYCLINE falls in the class of tetracycline antibiotics. There has been...

Slaying Dragon Breath 0

Slaying Dragon Breath

Does it seem no amount of brushing and gargling leaves your breath minty fresh? Surprisingly, dental hygiene isn’t the only factor influencing a case of halitosis. Certain foods like garlic and onions don’t just...

Dental Care – 10 Things to Stop Doing Now 0

Dental Care – 10 Things to Stop Doing Now

STOP blowing off toothbrushing. More than half of survey respondents reported brushing at least 14 times a week, in line with the recommended two times daily. But almost half of respondents sometimes skipped brushing...

Health Dental Care Smile Savers 0

Health Dental Care Smile Savers

You don’t need a fancy toothbrush and a medicine cabinet full of dental products to keep your teeth and gums in good shape. A regular manual brush with soft bristles (which are more flexible...

Risks Of Tooth Decay In Children 0

Risks Of Tooth Decay In Children

Baby teeth are worth more than what the tooth fairy leaves under a child’s pillow. According to data from the U.S Centers for Disease Control for a five year period ending in 2004, it...

Brush Up 0

Brush Up

If you brush your teeth twice a day that’s enough, right? Not necessarily. Half-hearted, rushed brushing may not prevent cavities — and may even harm teeth and gums. To make sure your pearly whites...

Just Do It! 0

Just Do It!

Let’s face it: flossing isn’t fun. But it doesn’t take much time, and the payoffs to your choppers can last a lifetime. Remind yourself of all the great reasons to floss: Chew on this....

Healthy Eats for Healthy Teeth 0

Healthy Eats for Healthy Teeth

As parents, we often struggle to feed our kids healthy foods, especially picky babies and toddlers. While we often focus on foods that are good for their overall health and nutrition, we must also...

Don’t brush it off 0

Don’t brush it off

Ludwig’s angina, a potentially life-threatening infection of the floor of the mouth, usually starts with a dental infection caused by poor oral health and can cause a person’s airway to swell shut. Although more...

Gum Disease Test Q&A 0

Gum Disease Test Q&A

How did you discover this gene? Dr. Newman: The scientists at Medical Science Systems have been discovering and researching the cause of gum disease for many years. Since gum disease is an infection, we...

New Braces 0

New Braces

Whether you’re a kid or an adult, having braces on your teeth isn’t any fun. It can be painful, not to mention inconvenient. Now there are new braces that cut down on both problems....

Painless Gum Surgery 0

Painless Gum Surgery

Three out of four Americans have gum disease, and 97 percent don’t get help. Why? Fear of painful gum surgery. Two Los Angeles dentists are making the decision for surgery much easier. Janice cares...

Gum Disease Floss 0

Gum Disease Floss

You’re probably getting used to hearing your dentist talk about the importance of flossing your teeth. But there’s a whole new kind of floss available, and it’s fighting more than just plaque build-up. Jim...

Dental Implants 0

Dental Implants

If an accident or cancer left you without part of your jaw and teeth. . . Eating, talking or even kissing would be out of the question. But now there is hope for patients...

Convenient Crowns 0

Convenient Crowns

A dental procedure that used to take weeks now takes less than 15 minutes thanks to a high-tech machine. It carves crowns while patients watch and wait. It’s not the most comfortable experience, but...

Time For Braces 0

Time For Braces

More than four million people in the United States and Canada see orthodontists hoping for that perfect smile. While you might think you have to wait until your child loses his or her baby...

Gum Disease Test 0

Gum Disease Test

Reports that high cholesterol gives us a two-and-a-half times greater chance of getting heart disease caused many of us to cut the fat from our diet. What would you do if you found out...

Toothy Matters 0

Toothy Matters

As summer approaches, biking and other active pursuits can mean an increased risk of injuries, including a loose, broken, or knocked-out tooth. This is painful and traumatic, but doesn’t necessarily mean a permanent gap...

Tooth of Office 0

Tooth of Office

In 1789, America’s first president took office. Apparently he oversaw the country better than his dental health. Gradual decay led to extraction of all George Washington’s choppers before he held the title of Commander...

More Tea, Less Cavities 0

More Tea, Less Cavities

Red, swollen gums that bleed easily are the first signs of gum disease. Periodontal diseases, including gingivitis and periodontitis, are serious infections that can lead to tooth loss if left untreated. A new study...

Calming Sore Gums 0

Calming Sore Gums

Periodontal disease can ruin your smile and your health. For years, the only option for someone with the disease was oral surgery. Now there’s a new therapy that’s quick and painless. Alan needs a...

Cinnamon Sores 0

Cinnamon Sores

Cinnamon can irritate the mouth’s lining, causing a burning sensation. Cinnamon gum and candy may look harmless, but they can cause white spots and sores in your mouth. Pat, Had Mouth Sores: “It was...

Calming the Dragon 0

Calming the Dragon

Though nobody likes to admit it, everyone has dragon breath from time to time. Bad breath is just an unpleasant fact of life. There are several reasons your breath may be a little sour:...

Prescription Toothpaste 0

Prescription Toothpaste

Fluoride is a well-known cavity fighter. Now, some powerful prescription toothpastes take the bite out of toothaches — giving patients something to smile about. Her teeth may look nice, but showing them off was...

Root Canal Made Easier 0

Root Canal Made Easier

There’s good news if you dread going to the dentist. A new fiber optic camera is changing the way root canals are performed. Doctors say the new instrument makes patients less anxious and, in...