Posts made in March, 2016


Brushing twice a day is good for your breath and gums and all, but it also helps out your whole body. Francesco D’Aiuto, senior lecturer at the Eastman Dental Institute in London, chatted with The Guardian about what he refers to as the the “mouth-body connection,” or the idea that a healthy body is strongly correlated with good dental hygiene. “The mouth is not disconnected from the rest of the body,” he...

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As it is Root Canal Awareness Week, perhaps it is time to give some thought to that tooth that has been bothering you and may be in need of a Root Canal. If you have been putting it off due to worry about it being a “painful” procedure, then you should be aware that Root Canals are not what they used to be. Major advances in endodontic and pain management procedures have made the process much simpler, and far more...

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Maple syrup may help fight disease-causing bacteria, including antibiotic-resistant strains that often grow in health-care settings, says a study published online in Applied and Environmental Microbiology. Concentrated extracts of maple syrup combined with antibiotics significantly reduced the growth of four common bacterial strains and bacterial communities called biofilms, the study found. Bacterial biofilms accumulate on medical...

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Fractured teeth present both diagnostic and restorative challenges to the dentist. A fractued tooth may present with variable signs and symptoms depending on the location of the tooth and the status of the pulp. An orthodontic band or temporary crown is often proposed if the pulp is normal or reversibly inflamed. This temporary diagnostic procedure can allow us to observe any pulpal changes. Root canal treatment followed by a...

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