Archives for January 2012

Tooth Loss Not A Thing of the Past

Sometimes it feels like tooth loss is a thing of the past. But statistics show that almost 70% of adults between the ages of 35 and 44 have lost at least one permanent tooth.  Even more surprising, at age 74 more than a quarter of the people have lost ALL of their teeth.  Reasons for the loss vary - … [Read more...]

Mars, Venus and Sleep Apnea Symptoms

Men are from Mars and women from Venus according to a book that was popular years ago. It appears that the differences between men and women may extend to their sleep apnea symptoms. Sleep apnea may be diagnosed less in women because women's symptoms may be different from a mans. Obstructive sleep … [Read more...]

Can Dental X-Rays Predict Future Broken Bones?

Can dental X-rays predict which patients may be at risk of breaking bones at a future date? According to a Swedish study published in the journal Nature Reviews Endocinology the answer may be yes. This research showed that sparse bone structure in the lower jaw is an indicator that a person is at … [Read more...]

Why Do I Need A Root Canal?

Root canal therapy used to be the subject of jokes about dental pain because years ago it was not a pleasant procedure to undergo.  Fortunately, times have changed and new techniques, materials and anesthesia options make having a root canal easy to undergo.  But most people, even those who have had … [Read more...]

Nuts, We Don’t Normally Eat Enough

Over the holidays it seems like we all eat some things we normally don't. Nuts fall into this category. Nuts get put into everything from cookies to cheese balls but during the rest of the year American's typically avoid them but that may be a mistake. Nut consumption fell in this country because of … [Read more...]