Archives for September 2012

Most American Kids Not Brushing

A shocking survey completed by the Ad Council showed that only 44% of American kids brush their teeth two or more times per day. This means that more than half of our kids are at risk of painful dental problems - it is estimated that more than 16 million kids in the US suffer from untreated tooth … [Read more...]

Routine Dental Examinations May Save Your Life

Routine dental exams might seem boring but they might actually save your life. During these routine exams, your dentist is checking for cavities and decay, but more importantly they are  looking for  potentially life-threatening conditions including oral cancer. Nearly 35,000 Americans are … [Read more...]

Are You At Risk for Pregnancy Gingivitis?

The hormonal changes that occur during pregnancy may cause problems even if you've always had a healthy mouth and pregnancy gingivitis is common. Hopefully you planned your dental visits before you started planning your family. Starting out with healthy teeth and gums and keeping them that way is … [Read more...]

Researchers Find New Way to Prevent Inflammation

A researcher at the University of Louisville has found a way to block the signals of an enzyme that is related to damage caused by gum disease. The enzume GSK3b plays an important role in the body's immune response and blocking this enzyme could be a way to prevent the inflammation and bone loss … [Read more...]

Got Sleep Apnea? You Might Have Other Problems Too

Sleep apnea doesn't travel alone. It usually travels in a pack with "comorbidities" like type 2 diabetes, obesity, heart disease and mood disorders. According to a recent study conducted by Dr. Naresh Punjabi, about 30 to 50 percent of sleep apnea patients have type 2 diabetes while 70 to 80 … [Read more...]