Aging and Dental Health


The demographic of older adults (i.e., 65 years of age and older) is growing and likely will be an increasingly large part of dental practice in the coming years. Although better than in years past, the typical aging patient’s baseline health state can be complicated by comorbid conditions (e.g., hypertension, diabetes mellitus) and physiologic changes […]

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The Connection Between Asthma And Oral Health


People with asthma are more likely to experience gum disease Roughly 235 million people around the globe experience asthma — an inflammatory disease that narrows and inflames the airways, therefore resulting in symptoms like difficulty breathing, wheezing, coughing, and tightening of the chest. This condition can also cause dry mouth, which can lead to plaque […]

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The Questions To Ask Your Dentist Before A Dental Implant

Dental Implants

Dental implants should never be a replacement for natural teeth But Dr. Fred Guerra, DMD with Guerra Dental in Colorado Springs tells me, even if you take impeccable care of your teeth and gums you may still find yourself missing a tooth or teeth and in need of implants.You can lose a tooth for many […]

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Why Use A Water Flosser To Clean Your Teeth?

Water Flosser

A water flosser, also known as an oral irrigator or dental water jet, is a dental hygiene device designed to clean and maintain oral health. It works by utilising a combination of water pressure and pulsations to remove food particles, debris, and plaque from between teeth and along the gumline. The key components of a […]

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Too Much Pumpkin Spice Can Harm Your Teeth

Pumpkin Spice

Despite its name, pumpkin spice doesn’t actually contain pumpkin. In fact, pumpkin spice is a mixture of spices that typically go into a pumpkin pie to make it sweeter. The fall flavor is a combination of cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, ginger and allspice in some instances. However, it’s important to note that some companies, such as […]

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Cavities Are The Leading Cause For Kids To Miss Class


School is back in session. It’s the perfect time for a fresh start with a healthy, bright smile. Unfortunately, that is not the case for some. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), tooth decay, also known as cavities, is the most common chronic childhood disease in the United States and the […]

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Drinking Diet Soda Has An Unexpected Effect On Your Teeth

Diet Soda

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), free sugar consumption is the primary dietary risk factor for tooth decay and cavities. Together, the combination of sugar and the natural bacteria in our mouth produce acid that causes demineralization of the tooth. Because diet soda takes sugar out of the equation, it might seem like a healthier alternative […]

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Developments In 3D Printing Is Good News For Dental Labs

3D Printing

The dental industry has matured in its understanding of the value proposition of additive manufacturing (AM). From the first 3D printed applications such as dental models for orthodontics, implant dentistry and fixed restorations applications, we are now seeing huge advancements in end use applications, like dentures and aligners. Arguably, no other industry has such a […]

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How Mint Flavoring Became Associated With Clean Teeth


Wandering down the dental aisle at my local supermarket, I’ve always wondered why it is that mint is so ubiquitous in toothpaste, mouthwash and the like? I’m personally not a fan of mint. Where does mint come from, and what are the economics? According to journalist Charles Duhigg, whose book “The Power of Habit” tracks the history […]

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The Best At-Home Tricks for Whiter Teeth

Whiter Teeth

In an effort to help your smile shine as brightly as your personality, we’ve put together eight must-know tips for DIY for whiter teeth below. Even better? They’re all approved by Kevin B. Sands, DDS, a cosmetic dentist in Beverly Hills, CA. Dr. Sands recommends brushing twice a day, ideally with an electric toothbrush. It’s a good start! 1. […]

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