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Tooth Decay Could Be Slowed with Coconut Oil

Tooth Decay Could Be Slowed with Coconut Oil

Digested coconut oil has the capacity to assault the bacteria that cause tooth decay. It is a natural antibiotic with the capacity of being incorporated into commercial dental care products, according to researchers from the University of Warwick. Read More


Lasers Are the Future of Dentistry

Lasers Are the Future of Dentistry

Few can deny that little joy can be had in a dentist's office. First you walk in and are forced to lie on a reclining chair, as if you were being operated on in surgery. Then the needle filled with anesthetizing fluid appears and is then applied, like an unwelcome sting. The high-speed drill b... Read More


Overcoming Dental Phobia

Overcoming Dental Phobia

Some Americans avoid a visit to the dentist for years due to an extreme fear of setting forth in a dental clinic. However, these Americans may be setting themselves up to encounter potentially life-threatening health problems. If dental decay advances and gums are allowed to deteriorate unchec... Read More


The Hidden Benefits of Dental Implants

The Hidden Benefits of Dental Implants

At first glance, dental implants may appear to be a primarily cosmetic procedure. After all, many of us value having a youthful smile and a naturally shaped face. However, there are other problems associated with opting not to replace missing teeth - some of which can dramatically affect your ... Read More


The Digital Age of Dentistry Has Arrived

The Digital Age of Dentistry Has Arrived

Gone are the days (or soon will be) when dentists had to ladle quantities of goo into patients' mouths to take impressions for the construction of crowns, bridges and implants. Instead, exciting new high technology has been developed that will do a two-minute digital scan of a patient's entir... Read More


Expert Commentary: Dr. Louis R. Kaufman - 03/23/2010

Expert Commentary: Dr. Louis R. Kaufman - 03/23/2010

Coffee lovers need to keep smiling. Though there are many health benefits to drinking coffee, our smile is suffering. The enamel that comprises the exterior of are teeth is suffering. Typically we have a glass of orange juice. What does this have to do with coffee you ask? Orange juice is aci... Read More


Dangers of Mercury Fillings

Dangers of Mercury Fillings

A study reported in the American Chemical Society's Journal of Chemical Research in Toxicology reports on a new study on the surface chemistry of silver-colored, mercury-based dental fillings. Read More


Dental Disease Epidemic in Some U.S. Demographic Groups

Dental Disease Epidemic in Some U.S. Demographic Groups

Children who are poor, black, Hispanic, disabled, uninsured or HIV-positive are suffering a “silent epidemic” of gum and dental disease, according to dental experts and the U.S. surgeon general.     Data show that, by age 17, over 7 percent of children have had at ... Read More


Expert Commentary: Dr. Ozzie E. Smith III 12/17/09

Expert Commentary: Dr. Ozzie E. Smith III 12/17/09

Dental disease is definitely a large problem with children in this demographic, which include black, Hispanic, disabled, uninsured or HIV-positive.  With all of the preventative measures that can be taken to insure that your teeth remain intact, there is no reason that the level of decay... Read More


Saving Badly Diseased Teeth More Trouble Than It's Worth

Saving Badly Diseased Teeth More Trouble Than It's Worth

In recent years, it was common practice for dentists to perform repeat root canals and other procedures in an effort to say teeth compromised by extensive decay, gum disease, and bone loss. Recently, the American Academy of Implant Dentistry has said that this no longer necessary and patients ... Read More



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