Category Archives: teeth health

The Latest on The Oral Systemic Connection. Check out how the position of your teeth can have an effect on your overall health and the health of your heart.   Originally posted in Dental Economics    What’s next in oral-systemics? by Richard H. Nagelberg, DDS We are still in the discovery phase of the degree to …

Almost everyone—99.7 percent of adults surveyed, to be precise—thinks their smiles are an important social asset, reports the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. But a great set of pearly whites is about more than just appearances. What we eat can help us maintain a dazzling, healthy smile. Dental health = overall health “The condition of …

From Dr. Brand’s Blog: A Fluoride Anniversary It has been 70 years since the United States first started adding fluoride to the municipal water supplies. Many legal battles to remove this toxin from our drinking water are in progress, but still this noxious chemical endures as a staple in our daily diet. Most developed nations …

Gum disease start to form in areas of your mouth that are not brushed properly or kept clean. These areas begin to have bacteria build up in a film on your teeth and later a reaction also called inflammation. Inflammation, or swelling of gums can be one of the first warning signs of gum disease. …

Tooth decay is damage that occurs when bacteria (germs) in your mouth make acids that eat away at a tooth. It can lead to a cavity or a hole in the tooth. If not treated properly tooth decay can cause pain, infection, and tooth loss. A tooth has a total of three layers – The …

Every time you visit the dentist for a checkup, there’s one question you’re certain to hear: “Have you been flossing regularly?” For a lot of patients, the answer isn’t always yes. Many people make a point of brushing their teeth twice a day, but fewer people follow the recommendation to floss at least once a …

In some cases, chronic teeth grinding can result in a fracturing, loosening, or loss of teeth. The chronic grinding may wear teeth down to stumps. When these events happen, bridges, crowns, root canals, implants, partial dentures, and even complete dentures may be needed. Not only can severe grinding damage teeth and result in tooth loss, …

What are some issues dentists see in their offices over and over again? Here are the most common (and very avoidable!) dental problems to know about: 1.) Cavities When plaque builds up on the surface of the teeth and eats away at enamel, it can form a hole in the tooth. Plaque is a sticky …