Improper Toothbrush Storage May Spread Bacteria

Prevention Magazine reports that one of the activities which may spread bacteria, is the improper storage of the toothbrush. The toothbrush might be “laden with bacteria, saliva, and if you are a particularly aggressive brusher, blood.” read more

On November 10th, 2014, posted in: News by

Maximize Dental Benefits

Most dental benefit plans have an annual maximum dollar amount that will be reimbursed for a calendar year. This dollar amount is set by your carrier, and whatever benefits not used by December 31, are lost forever and cannot be carried over to the next year. We urge you to check your coverage and see […] read more

On September 15th, 2014, posted in: News by

FDA Issues Warning for Teething Infants Use of Numbing Medications

CBS News reports that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a new warning for gum numbing medications and infant teeth. The FDA states that infants have suffered overdoses of benzocaine containing teeth products. All prescription oral viscous lidocaine products will now require a warning label on treating infants and small children. read more

On August 15th, 2014, posted in: News by

Health Organizations Urge Major League Baseball to Ban Tobacco Products

Following the death of baseball Hall of famer Tony Gwynn, the American Dental Association (ADA) and eight other medical and public health organizations, sent a letter to the Major League Baseball Executive Director. In the letter, the organizations urged MLB to prohibit tobacco use at ballparks and on camera. This is reported in the ADA […] read more

On July 15th, 2014, posted in: News by

Athletes May Be At Higher Risks for Tooth Erosion and Cavities

In a recent study published in the Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Sports, triathletes were found to have higher tooth erosion than non-athletes. Consumption of sports drinks, gels and bars during training was a factor in developing decay and erosion. read more

On June 15th, 2014, posted in: News by

Study Suggests Red Wine Could Potentially Fight Off Cavities

A new study in the Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry, demonstrates in a lab setting, that red wine is an effective agent to ward off the oral bacterial that contributes to tooth decay. read more

On May 15th, 2014, posted in: News by

Diseases Dentists Find First

In a recent Reader’s Digest article, it states that dental checkups may reveal more than you realize. Not looking only at the teeth, but also at all the soft tissues of the mouth. This access can identify diseases such as diabetes, Crohn’s disease, oral cancers and other serious conditions. read more

On April 15th, 2014, posted in: News by

What to do about Bad Breath

In an article from CNN Health, it states that bad breath can emanate from many sources. Certain foods, poor dental care, dry mouth, tobacco products, certain medications and medical conditions. In addition, bad breath is caused by bacteria living on the back of your tongue. A solution to the problem includes: Rinse with mouthwash including […] read more

On March 15th, 2014, posted in: News by

Cavity Fighter

An article in Working Mother Magazine, reports an easy trick for fighting tooth problems besides brushing and flossing, surprisingly is to chew gum. Sugarless gum with xylitol increases saliva production, and the saliva neutralizes the acids in the mouth that cause tooth breakdown. read more

On February 15th, 2014, posted in: News by

Diet Soda is Destroying Your Smile

In an article in Prevention Magazine, a comparison is made that diet soda is as corrosive to teeth as methamphetamines. Acid is a major cause of dental erosion, and citric acid is a component of diet sodas. If you drink more than four twelve ounce cans of diet soda a week, you enter a zone […] read more

On January 15th, 2014, posted in: News by