Monthly Archives: August

New Gum Disease Treatment Options

Chronic periodontitis, a severe form of gum disease that can lead to tooth loss, afflicts 47.2 percent of the United States adult population aged 30 years and older. The incidences of moderate and severe periodontitis are estimated at 30 percent and 8.5 percent, respectively, among U.S. adults. In an effort to more effectively treat chronic

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A Solid Choice

What separates a “dental implant” from nearly all other forms of tooth replacement is that it feels as natural in the mouth as an actual tooth. This natural feeling is largely attributable to the fact that the titanium implant is surgically embedded in the jawbone so that it looks and functions just as a real

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A Flossing Primer

In order for flossing to effectively deter tooth decay and gum disease, it must be performed correctly. It only takes a minute or two. Begin by winding a piece of dental floss around each index finger. Then, to floss the upper row of teeth, thumbs should be placed about an inch apart from each other

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Bucking Up

The industrious beaver may have stained, buck teeth that no human would want, but the beaver’s teeth are much stronger than ours. Although beavers neither brush their teeth nor drink fluoridated water, their tooth enamel is more resistant to acid than ours is. To find out why, researchers took a look at the beaver’s brown

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A Smile’s Positive Effects

If you feel so self-conscious about your teeth that you stifle your smile, you owe it to yourself to visit the dentist. Not only does necessary remedial dental care make you more attractive to others, it can also actually make you happier. Recent research into the mind-body connection has led to the discovery that the

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