dental blog

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 […]

Jun
11

Missing Teeth & Cardiovascular Health

If you’ve been visiting the dentist since you were a child, then you’re well aware that oral health is pretty important; but recent studies have been linking good hygiene to more than just nice teeth. A study done by the University of Helsinki found an association between tooth loss and cardiovascular events, diabetes, and even […]

Jun
4

Do You Know What a Prosthodontist Does? And How They Could Change Your Life?

When meeting someone, the most prominent feature is your smile. According to a recent survey cited by USA Today, 47% of people notice the smile on first impression, while only 31% notice the eyes. For centuries, artists and architects have recognized the importance of symmetry and proportion in concepts of beauty, and have implemented them […]

May
28

Treating Broken or Knocked Out Teeth

Dental trauma can be painful and difficult to handle. If a tooth breaks or is knocked out, you should seek professional dental help immediately. However, it is important that you don’t panic! Until you arrive at the dental office, you should follow the instructions below to protect the tooth and ensure it stays healthy so […]

May
21

Four Side Effects to Not Brushing Your Teeth

Dentists around the world encourage brushing your teeth at least twice a day, every day. But why? Aside from the cosmetic perks of brushing your teeth, there are many additional health benefits to keep your pearly whites… well… pearly white! Halitosis Most obviously, brushing your teeth daily wards off halitosis (popularly known as bad breath)! […]

May
14

Redheads More Resistant to Novocaine

Although the connection seems unlikely, there is new evidence that suggests that if you have red hair, you are more resistant to local anesthetics like Novocaine. This fact leads to redheads being about 20% more likely to have anxiety about dental procedure, and are much more likely to skip a trip to their dentist! All […]

May
7

Can Kissing Be Good for Oral Health?

Kissing has its hazards and its helps, yet romantic implications aside, how is our oral health affected? First, the bad news: Kissing, like any physical interaction, can spread viruses or germs if one party is infected. If you have blisters such as cold sores, open cuts, bleeding gums, or any other open wounds in or […]