Kids Bad Teeth Linked To Bullying

This probably doesn't come as a huge surprise, but kids with bad teeth are often bullied. A study published in the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics found that teeth were the number one targeted facial feature! The study was conducted among 6th grade students in Amman, … [Read more...]

Digital Dentistry

We are living in the digital age and digital dentistry is here to stay. Most state-of-the-art dental practices now use digital x-rays, also called radiographs, instead of the old fashioned x-ray films. Digital x-rays give sharp, beautiful images instantly. No dark room with chemicals and waiting … [Read more...]

Periodontal Disease and Oral Cancers

Periodontal disease has been linked to many severe health conditions including diabetes and heart disease. Researchers in Germany appear to have found a correlation between periodontal disease and a type of oral cancer. Recently published in the journal Head and Face Medicine, the study found … [Read more...]

Taking Statins? Reduced Gum Inflammation a Plus

Many people take statin drugs to lower their cholesterol and new research has shown that the drugs also reduce the inflammation associated with gum disease. Gum disease affects about half of the US adult population and causes chronic inflammation. The study, published in the Journal of the … [Read more...]

Can a Clean Mouth Help With Weight Loss?

Can brushing and flossing regularly help you with the battle for weight loss? Surprisingly, a clean mouth may help shed a few pounds and here's why: When you brush and floss regularly, you’ll cut down significantly on the amount of bacteria living in your mouth. Excessive oral bacteria leads to … [Read more...]