Archives for October 2013

Digital X-Rays Better For Patients and Environment

Digital radiography, or digital x-rays, have replaced the old-fashioned traditional x-ray machines in most dental offices. This is a win for patients and for the environment. Dr. Thomas P. Connelly wrote in the Huffington Post "I remember when I was a little kid, and I went to the dentist for … [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...]

High Fructose Corn Syrup More Damaging to Teeth

High fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is advertised as being the same thing as sugar. Calorie-wise, this is true. Both table sugar and HFCS contain the same number of calories and the human body absorbs them in the same way. There are some important differences between regular sugar and high fructose … [Read more...]

Milk Protects Teeth After Eating Sugary Cereals

We know that sugary breakfast cereals are bad for us, but they are hard to resist, especially for kids. These cereals combine refined sugars and starch and are actually addictive! Research published in the July issue of the Journal of the American Dental Association found that drinking a glass of … [Read more...]