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Aug
20

The Rise of Oral Vaccines

Throughout history (and especially as of late), vaccines have been a hot topic. While vaccination is an efficient way to prevent infectious diseases, the rise of oral vaccines proves this method to be an even more efficient and cost-effective way to prevent infectious diseases. Until now, oral vaccinations have focused on preventing diseases that enter […]

Aug
13

Relief for Tooth Sensitivity

For those who suffer from sensitive teeth, some of the more mundane things (e.g. sipping from a cold beverage or eating a bite of their favorite food) can be an agonizing endeavor. Not only is tooth sensitivity painful, but it can also lead to serious oral health problems. Tooth sensitivity is caused when enamel is […]

Aug
6

How a Virus Can Help Prevent Infections

Researchers from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem’s Faculty of Medicine have found a virus, of all things, that may help solve some problems of root canals. Their research suggests that we can turn the tables on post-procedural bacterial infections by utilizing a type of virus called a bacteriophage. Bacteriophage viruses attack bacteria specifically, which offers […]

Jul
30

Who is a Liar?

It turns out that a lot of us are liars. A recent survey found that more than a quarter of us admit to lying to our dentist about our flossing habits. We’ve all been there. We’ve all been in the chair, waiting for the doctor to come in while racking our brains, trying to determine […]

Jul
23

Top 5 Teething Tips for Parents

The eruption of your baby’s first tooth is an exciting milestone that parents often look forward to. However, it can also be a confusing, stressful time if you aren’t sure what to expect from the teething process. Whether you’re a veteran parent looking to improve your next child’s teething experience, or a new or expecting […]

Jul
16

Is It Ever Too Late to Fix Our Teeth?

As the years roll on, we continue to get older as do our bodies. However, just because we have grown out of our youth, it does not mean that our teeth do not matter anymore. In fact, our smiles are just as important now than ever! Let’s get one thing straight, it is never too […]

Jul
9

What is the Deal With Gum Contouring?

There are a variety of reasons why a patient may be unhappy with their smile. One of the more common complaints a patient may have about the look of their teeth is the height of their gums. If you have high gums, you may find that your teeth look somewhat small and short. Don’t worry—your […]

Jul
2

Moral of the Story: Drink a Big Glass of Milk with Those Cookies!

Researchers at Boston University Dental School and Tufts University Nutrition Research Center have found that calcium and vitamin D have an effect on tooth health. Lead researcher, Dr. Elizabeth Krall, says that while “studies have shown calcium and vitamin [to] decrease bone loss,” it’s only now that “we know that supplementation may also improve tooth […]

Jun
25

The Science of Growing Teeth: Stem cell therapy reveals limitless possibilities

If a patient has lost multiple teeth, whether from gum disease, a sports-related incident, or a car accident, severe trauma to the mouth can require lengthy and extremely costly procedures. The current treatment of choice-dental implants-is effective for even the most serious cases. However, sufferers may have an unprecedented option for recovery with stem cell […]

Jun
18

Malocclusion and Dental Crowding Appeared 12,000 Years Ago

Ever think back to Neolithic times, when humans were hunters and gatherers, and wonder what the human body looked like? How about what our teeth looked like? Did our ancestors have to worry about their oral health as much as we do now? According to research conducted at the University College in Dublin, Ireland, “hunter-gatherers […]