23Aug, 2018

Silver diamine for your patients’ golden years

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Caring for the teeth of your older patients requires an awareness of the issues and conditions that can affect the oral health of this older population. Dental conditions associated with aging include dry mouth (xerostomia), root and coronal caries, and periodontitis. Additionally, patients may show increased sensitivity to drugs used in dentistry, including local anesthetics and analgesics. If you are a dentist who treats an older population, read on. Applying silver diamine fluoride to exposed root surfaces of teeth in older adults can be an effective way to prevent cavities, […]
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21Aug, 2018

Five Ways Neglecting Your Teeth Could Cost You – In Money and In Health

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Here’s a hard fact to chew on: Adults between the ages of 20 and 64 average losing about seven permanent teeth, according to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR). Lost teeth are just one of the many costs that can be incurred by neglecting your oral health. Dental professionals say a lack of preventative care by patients is often at the root of dental problems; only 37 percent of adults participating in the NIDCR survey reported visiting a dentist in the previous year. You can eliminate a […]
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14Aug, 2018

Weed Prevented Cavities Thousands of Years Ago

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Weed Prevented Cavities Thousands of Years Ago While minty toothpaste is the norm today, ancient people had to get creative when it came to keeping their teeth clean. Some civilizations used abrasive ingredients like burnt eggshells and ox hoof ashes to scrub their teeth. But others turned to a natural, herbal solution to keep their teeth healthy. It was a weed with a distinctive smell…but likely not the “weed” you’re thinking of. It’s called purple nutsedge. The transition from a hunter-gatherer diet to grains It turns out that early humans […]
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6Aug, 2018

5 things that happen to your teeth when you cut out sugar

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Cutting out added sugar from your diet is never a bad thing. Aside from the positive physical effects it will have on your body — weight loss , better skin , mental clarity — your teeth will thank you, too. Of course, this is not news. Ever since childhood, we are told that too much candy will rot your teeth. But, less tooth decay is not the only benefit for your mouth. INSIDER spoke with Dr. Jared Shulman, D.M.D, a South Florida based dentist at the Coral Springs Dental Center […]
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