Patients With Dry Mouth Should Stimulate Saliva Flow

Fox News (5/17) reported that “apart from being annoying, dry mouth can cause bad breath, and, in some extreme cases, tooth decay,” though there are “various steps” patients can take in order to avoid it. One dentist says that patients should consider the medications they are taking, which may dry →

Study Highlights Need To Rinse, Replace Toothbrush

Women’s Health (5/5) reports that a study from researchers at the University of Manchester found that “the average toothbrush can contain 10 million or more bacteria,” including E.coli and Staph. The article reports that the study illuminates the importance of properly rinsing and storing one’s toothbrush, as well as replacing →

Articles Point To Oral Health Benefits Of Chewing Sugarless Gum

Bloomberg News (4/9, Giammona) reports on difficulties the chewing gum industry currently faces, with sales down 15 percent to $3.5 billion since 2009 and the lingering feeling among industry insiders that, as one analyst put it, “gum is stuck.” The article primarily focuses on the product development and marketing efforts →

CDC: Cavities In Preschoolers Appear To Be Declining

Despite what appears to be good news is not that good at all. The New York Times (3/5, Saint Louis) “Well” blog reports that “cavities in preschoolers appear to be declining and fewer young children have untreated dental decay,” according to a report issued March 5 by the CDC and →

Cavities ARE contagious!

Dental caries, commonly known as tooth decay, is the single most common chronic childhood disease. In fact, it is an infectious disease. Mothers with cavities can transmit caries-producing oral bacteria to their babies when they clean pacifiers by sticking them in their own mouths or by sharing spoons. According to →

Study: Seniors Who Sleep In Dentures At Higher Risk For Pneumonia.

Today, approximately 75 percent of senior citizens over age 65 have kept some or all of their teeth – a record -thanks to better preventive measures like community water fluoridation and daily brushing with fluoride toothpaste, according to the American Dental Association,” a press release carried by the Senior Journal →

Article Considers Maximizing Health Benefits Prior To Year’s End.

Money (12/18, Glover) reports on strategies patients may use in order to maximize health benefits before the end of the year, when many benefits expire if unused. Regarding dental benefits, Money reports, “This benefit is often capped at $1,000 to $3,000 annually, according to the American Dental Association” meaning that →

Top Ten Dental Symptoms

The internet can be a great way to find valuable information! Unfortunately, you can also find very misleading if just not completely false information! The American Dental Association has a great app called “Symptom Checker”. it is available at http://www.mouthhealthy.org/en/Symptom-Checker#. It is available to anyone and can help you determine what →