Archives for October 2011

FDA Warning About Zinc Denture Adhesives

The Food and Drug Administration has issued a warning about denture adhesives that contain zinc. The agency warns that adverse events may occur due to the overuse of the adhesives. These events include nerve damage and numbness because zinc is toxic in large doses. Zinc is used in some denture … [Read more...]

Is Halloween Bad for Kids Teeth?

On Halloween over 35 million little trick-or-treaters will hit the streets hoping to load up on lots of free candy but are they hurting their teeth? Each American consumes about 25 pounds of candy each year and I'm sure that the kids eat a lot more than the adults. While Halloween treats are not … [Read more...]

Healthy Gums Important For Diabetic Patients

The importance of healthy gums and teeth for diabetes patients has been well documented but a new report in the British Dental Journal has confirmed that most diabetes patients do not understand the link. Researchers surveyed adults visiting a diabetes clinic and discovered that only 13% of … [Read more...]

Want to Keep Your Gums Healthy? Try Yogurt

It's always good news when something that is good for you turns out to be something that tastes good too! Eating yogurt and similar foods with lactic acid may be good for your gums. Researchers in Japan discovered that eating yogurt and drinks that contain lactic acid were associated with … [Read more...]