Mar. 23rd 2023
Beware of Your Dental Care if You Have Eating and Digestive Problems
Some health conditions can damage your tooth enamel. Enamel erosion can happen from the eating disorder such as bulimia, Acid reflux, stomach problems, and other eating disorders, when stomach acid enters the mouth because of frequent vomiting.
Mar. 20th 2023
Teeth Sensitivity and Tooth Decay: When your tooth enamel is damaged, the inner layer gets exposed, and dental decay can start. Cavities are not the only problem. Teeth with damaged tooth enamel can react to extreme heat or cold. Eating ice cream or sipping hot coffee can be a painful, or at least unpleasant.
Mar. 18th 2023
Enamel Erosion and Cavities: As hard as your tooth enamel is, it can be breached. Acids from foods and bacteria eat away at the tooth enamel, causing erosion and cavities. Tooth enamel can also be chipped or cracked. Unlike bone, however it does not grow back on its own. The damage is perma
Mar. 15th 2023
What Makes Your Teeth White? Your tooth enamel might seem white, but really it is clear. Light can shine through it. The layer underneath, dentin, shows through, and that is what makes a tooth look light or dark.
However, over time, coffee, tea, wine, cigarettes, and other substances can stain the outer layer of your teeth a dingy yellow or gray. Maintaining healthy dental care habits at home and seeing a dentist regularly will help to keep your teeth looking white
Mar. 12th 2023
How Enamel Protects Your Teeth: When you think of tooth enamel you can compare it to an eggshell. Like and eggshell, tooth enamel protects the soft part of the tooth inside. Unlike an egg’s outer layer, though, enamel is tough. It is the hardest substance in your body. With some luck and good dental care and proper at home oral habits it can withstand decades of biting, chewing, and crunching.
Mar. 9th 2023
According to the World Health Organization, around 60 percent of all adults suffer from gum inflammation and are in need of dental treatment. With that said dental treatments for gums can become very costly without having some dental insurance to help reduce the cost of services.
Also it is important to know that under most PPO plans periodontal services fall under major dental care which means you could be waiting a year or more before having benefits for this type of dental care treatment. Therefore think ahead for your future dental needs when buying dental insurance so you are better protected.
Mar. 6th 2023
Periodontitis: If your gums bleed when brushing your teeth or biting into an apple, this condition could be pointing to periodontitis. Periodontitis is an inflammatory disease of the periodontal apparatus. Bacterial plaque attacks the bones,over time, the tooth could loosen. Leaving the disease untreated could lead to tooth loss. Periodontitis, also known as periodontal disease or “shrinking gums,” is also a source of disease for the entire body:
If the to some extent highly aggressive bacteria make their way into the blood circulation, they could cause additional damage.According to many medical studies done they highlight the interaction between periodontal disease triggers and various diseases like cardiopulmonary disease, rheumatoid arthritis, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Evidence shows that the affected patient has an elevated risk of cardiovascular constriction, as well as Alzheimer’s.
Mar. 3rd 2023
Combating Periodontal Pathogens: Periodontitis is a common ailment. If the inflammation remains untreated, it could lead to tooth loss. However, it is also suspected of triggering many other diseases, like cardiopulmonary diseases. Researchers are studying the interactions, and developing compounds to combat the causative agents.
Mar. 1st 2023
Proper dental care linked to reduced risk of respiratory infections in ICU patients: New research shows vulnerable patients in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) who received enhanced oral care from a dentist were at significantly less risk for developing a lower respiratory tract infection (LRTI), like ventilator-associated pneumonia, during their stay. The study was published in the November issue of Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, the journal of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA).
Feb. 26th 2023
Keratins are Important in Tooth Enamel Structure: Tooth decay is one of the most common chronic diseases worldwide. According to studies, genetics may be a factor in cavity formation.
A new study in the Journal of Clinical Investigation reveals that keratins, proteins associated with strong hair, are important for tooth enamel integrity. Maria Morasso and colleagues at the National Institutes of Health found that individuals with mutations in hair keratin genes are prone to cavities. Tooth enamel from individuals with keratin mutations had abnormal structure that resulted in weakness. The results from this study reveal a link between hair disorders and cavity formation.
Feb. 23rd 2023
Saliva test may be able to reveal deadly diseases early enough to treat them
UCLA research could lead to a simple saliva test capable of diagnosing — at an early stage — diabetes and cancer, and perhaps neurological disorders and autoimmune diseases. The study, the most comprehensive analysis ever conducted of RNA molecules in human saliva, reveals that saliva contains many of the same disease-revealing molecules that are contained in blood. It was published online today by the peer-reviewed journal Clinical Chemistry and will be published in the journal’s January 2015 special print issue, “Molecular Diagnostics: A Revolution in Progress.”
Feb. 20th 2023
Missed or Broken Dental Appointments: Did you know that it is starting to become common practice to change for missed or broken appointments. Many dental office will charge you a fee if you miss or brake a dental appointment without giving advance notice.
Normally around 48 – 24 hour notice is required for changing or missing your dental appointment. The fee for this will very depending on the office so make sure to ask the dental office what they charge for missed appointments because it also important to note that most insurance companies will not coverage this type of charge.
Feb. 17th 2023
When searching for a new dentist make sure to know what their business hours are and how they deal with dental emergencies. The reason you want to confirm their business hours is that you are more likely to make and maintain regular dental visits when the practice has hours that works around your time frame.
Someone that has to take time off from work will tend to put off their dental care. Check if the dental office is open on a Saturday or if they provide latter hours during the week. In cases of emergencies know what their practice is. Will they take a walk-ins or get you in that same day or the next in case of an emergency. Knowing this ahead of time will help make choosing a dental provider that is best for you and your needs.
Feb. 14th 2023
When searching for a new family dentist make sure the dentist/dental office is quipped to provide services to children as well as adults. One common mistake made is not choosing a provider that is able to provide service to young child. Or you choose a dental provider that may provide services to children but does not have an office that is kid friendly.
This becomes a very important matter especially when dealing with dental insurance, since there are some dental insurance plans which will only let you go to one provider for the whole family. Therefore it becomes important to see a dentist that able to provider dental care services regardless of age and offers an environment that benefits both children and adults.
Feb. 11th 2023
Dental Care and Special Conditions: If you are searching for a new dentist, and you have special conditions that you need to address (such as physical handicaps, diabetes HIV/AIDS, Autism etc) that may effect your dental services and or care make sure you go to a dentist that can handle you special needs requirements. All dentist are not the same so make sure to ask prior to booking a dental appointment.
Feb. 8th 2023
Searching for a New Dentist with Current Dental Insurance.
If you have a current dental insurance but you are no longer happy with your current dentist or your current dentist is no longer accepting your dental insurance, it may be time to search for a new dental provider. With current insurance you want to make sure that the new dental office either accepts your dental insurance plan or that you have a dental insurance plan that lets you choose your own provider.
Such as if you have a dental HMO plan you have to choose dentist within the plans network of dental providers. That does not mean you can not change dental office only that you must still make sure you going to a dentist that is a provider of said plan.
Feb. 5th 2023
How long has the dentist been in practice. When shopping for a new dentist it is important to know some back round information. One key question to ask and find out about is how long the dentist in question as been in practice. How many years has the dental practice been in the same location? Ask for references or use web sites such as Yelp, Google, Annie’s List. The more you know about the dentist and the dental practice the better off you will be.
Feb. 2nd 2023
A dentist may be the only person you need to know in reference to your oral health. However there may come a time where you will need to see a specialist. It is a good idea to make sure that your dental insurance plan provides some benefits with regards to having dental work done by a specialist.
Jan. 30th 2023
Often when shopping for dental insurance people are looking to get preventive dental care such as check ups and cleanings. Your twice a year basic cleaning is in dental terms called dental prophylaxis. Dental Prophylaxis is the scaling and polishing procedure performed to remove coronal plaque, calculus, and stains.
Jan. 26th 2023
Teeth clenching is the clamping and pressing of the jaws and teeth together in centric occlusion, this is frequently associated with psychological stress or physical effort.