rehabilitation. I am currently on the Faculty at East Carolina University School of Dental Medicine.
MONDAY, June 10 (HealthDay News) -- For many people, once-a-year dental cleaning may be enough to prevent gum disease that leads to tooth loss, according to a new study.
"Twice-yearly cleanings have been recommended for over 50 years without supporting evidence,...Full Article
THURSDAY, May 23 (HealthDay News) -- Heavy consumption of diet soda can damage teeth as badly as methamphetamine or crack cocaine, a new study contends.
"You look at it side-to-side with 'meth mouth' or 'coke mouth,' it is startling to see the intensity and extent of damage more or less t...Full Article
TUESDAY, May 14 (HealthDay News) -- Dentists, as it turns out, may have one more reason than the rest of us to be wary of alligators. The toothy reptiles may one day put those who install implants, bridges and dentures out of their jobs.
Alligators continually make new teeth to replace t...Full Article
In addition to the risk of tooth decay, dental grills can also cause problems with your bite and your jaw joints.
Because grills are made to fit over your teeth, they prevent you from being able to close your teeth together, or to "bite down". Your jaw is accustomed to being in a specific position.... Full Post
There are multiple factors for adult tooth decay. One of the less obvious factors is prescription medications for medical diseases and conditions. Many of these medications have a side effect that causes dry mouth. Saliva plays a big role in fighting the acid produced by bacteria that causes tooth... Full Post
Replacing a missing front tooth seems pretty straight forward. The reasons to replace a front tooth are to restore your smile, allow normal speech and to be able to incise (bite into) food. Remember that any tooth you can see when you smile will leave a space when it's removed. Some people show their... Full Post
Children with cleft lip and palate or any other craniofacial anamoly should be evaluated and treated by a cleft palate or cranio-facial team. Their routine dental care can be provided by a family dentist. For information on cleft palate and craniofacial teams contact the American Cleft Palate and... Full Post
Enamel is the outer translucent layer of tooth structure. It is the thinnest layer, so the color of your teeth is also determined by the color of the dentin under the enamel. Dentin is opaque and yellowish in color. Over time teeth can change color. This change can be due to external factors (staining... Full Post
That really depends on 2 things. The first is the reason the tooth needed a root canal. The second is if the tooth is in the front (anterior) or in the back (posterior). Think of your tooth like a tree that has been hollowed out. It is more brittle and more prone to fracture because the system that kept it alive... Full Post