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 News for Chocolate Lovers

Great news for chocolate lovers - it turns out a substance in chocolate is good for dental enamel.  Actually the compound called theobromine turns out to strengthen dental enamel even better than fluoride. This is not only great news for chocolate lovers but for dental patients who have … [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...]

Abscessed Tooth Requires Care

Ignore your teeth and they'll go away... Ignore a dental abscess and you might go away! An abscessed tooth requires appropriate care or the infection can spread throughout the body. A dental abscess is an infection at the root of a tooth or between the gums and a tooth. This infection is usually … [Read more...]

Are You a Grinder?

Most of us grind or clench our teeth every now and then. Some people grind their teeth all of the time and this can lead to several problems. The medical term for teeth grinding is "bruxism". The reasons for teeth grinding vary and many times we cannot discover a cause. Stress and anxiety can be … [Read more...]