Archives for May 2013

Meth Mouth and Soda Mouth

Which is worse - meth mouth or soda mouth? Drinking large quantities of diet soda can harm teeth and be just as damaging as abusing the illegal drugs, meth or crack cocaine according to a new study. The case study was published in the journal General Dentistry and found that the use of illegal drugs … [Read more...]

Can Human Beings Replace Teeth Like Alligators?

Human beings only get two sets of teeth - the first set we lose as children when we gain our permanent set. Alligators keep replacing teeth throughout their lives and researchers are hoping they can serve as models for tooth replacement in human adults. Researchers from the University of Southern … [Read more...]

Dental Anxiety or Fear? Sedation Dentistry Can Help

It is estimated that between 9% and 20% of Americans avoid needed dental care because of anxiety or fear. Some patients even experience dental phobia, a more serious condition than dental anxiety. Fortunately there are ways for to get needed dental care without anxiety. Sedation dentistry lets … [Read more...]

Ouch! Why Are My Teeth Sensitive?

You take a sip of cold water and OUCH! Maybe a cup of hot tea makes you wince. If this has ever happened to you then you may have sensitive teeth. If the pain only occurs in one tooth then you may need a root canal - that will be another blog post. When teeth become sensitive to temperature … [Read more...]

When Was Your Last Dental Visit?

When was the last time you visited the dentist - you can even count visits to dental specialists if you like... OK - times up! If you are reading this blog post you are probably one of the 44% of adults who last visited a dental health professional within the past six months. Another 17% received … [Read more...]