Dental Implants Fill the Gap

Do you have a gap in your smile because of a missing tooth? Dental implants can fill that gap. Two international  studies have just been published that demonstrate the excellent clinical performance of dental implants. Together these studies looked at more than one thousand implants in Europe, the … [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...]

Lost a Tooth? Dental Implants Can Help

Lost one tooth or several? Don't feel bad  - about 69% of adults between the ages of 35 to 44 have lost at lease one tooth. The reasons range from accidents to gum disease to tooth decay. When you look at 74 year olds,  twenty-six percent of adults will have lost all of their permanent teeth. Living … [Read more...]

Smoking Plus Menopause May Equal Tooth Loss

Smoking has long been associated with losing teeth but women who are past the age of menopause tend to experience more tooth loss than men of the same age. A new study published in the Journal of the American Dental Association looked for reasons why this occurs. Postmenopausal women who have … [Read more...]

Your Oral Health and Increased Risk of Dementia

Want to reduce your risk of developing dementia later in life? Keep good oral health habits! A University of California study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society looked at residents of Leisure World, a retirement community in California. This long term study looked at oral … [Read more...]