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Who was the first dentist?

Today, Dentistry is one of the fastest growing field and every year numerous dentists graduate from numerous dental schools throughout the ...

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Gum disease can lead to a kind of cancer

The presence of two kinds of bacteria, especially Tannerella forsythia, is tied to a 21% increase in the odds of developing tumors on the esophagus, a new report from researchers at NYU found. This is on top of the other illnesses that gum disease has already been linked to — including, heart disease, diabetes, stroke and even premature births.

The study tracked the oral health of 122,000 Americans over 10 years and after analyzing the data, the researchers found those two specific strains of bacteria were prevalent in patients with the cancer.
One more reason your dentist was right about flossing regularly — diseased gums can lead to esophageal cancer, says a new study.

 Esophageal cancer is the sixth leading cause of cancer death around the world. It is the eighth most common kind of cancer and because it's usually diagnosed at a late stage, the five-year survival rates are at or below 25%.

 More research is needed to learn about the differences between the good types of mouth bacteria — that could lead to a lower cancer risk — and the dangerous kinds.

The study noted that common, well-known oral health practices like regular brushing, flossing and dental checkups can all protect against gum disease and the diseases it causes.


Saturday, June 11, 2016

Who was the first dentist?

Today, Dentistry is one of the fastest growing field and every year numerous dentists graduate from numerous dental schools throughout the world, but I am sure some people like me, might be quite curious to know who was the first Dentist to get graduated and to practice as a Dental Surgeon. So, thats what I am going to talk about, today. He was Dr. John M. Harris.

Dr. John M. Harris started the world's first dental school in Bainbridge, Ohio, and helped to establish dentistry as a health profession. It opened on 21 February 1828, and today is a dental museum. The first dental college, Baltimore College of Dental Surgery, opened in Baltimore, Maryland, USA in 1840.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

After a long time.....

It has been a while now since I blogged or posted about Dentistry because of certain other things that are keeping me busy. Today I won't talk about Dentistry but just to let you all know that I am alive. But disappeared for a while from the blogging scene. But, now onwards will be posting about Dentistry after a long break. And I will be active and will not disappear again. Hope you all missed me. Take care of your teeth and of yourself too.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Will “Chocolate Toothpaste” Make Fluoride A Thing Of The Past?

It’s important for people to know there are alternative ways to keep up their oral health as well.

Theodent aka “Chocolate Toothpaste”

Theodent, the so-called “chocolate toothpaste,” will definitely interest people who are looking for a fluoride-free toothpaste. It’s main ingredient Rennou, is a non-toxic blend of minerals and a cocoa extract that is naturally found in dark chocolate. The makers of Theodent claim that Rennou is more effective than fluoride in strengthening and protecting teeth against tooth decay.
Although it’s being referred to as “chocolate toothpaste,” it isn’t actually made of chocolate (at least not the chocolate you were hoping for!). In fact, Theodent doesn’t even taste like chocolate. It’s actually minty.

How “Chocolate Toothpaste” Works

The surface of your tooth is made up of enamel which acts like a shield to protect it. There are millions of microscopic holes or pores covering the enamel of the tooth. These pores leave the tooth susceptible to bacteria that deposit acid which causes tooth decay (cavities or caries).
Rennou has been observed to increase the size of the mineral crystals that make up tooth enamel. As this happens, the pores shrink in size and aren’t as accessible to bacteria.

Where to Buy Theodent

If you have an Aramex Shop & Ship account, you can buy Theodent online through Amazon.

The makers of Theodent claim that “fluoride rinses…will be a thing of the past.” Do you agree?

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Study Claims Most Dentist Discuss Tobacco Use With Patients

Dentists could play a pivotal role in curbing tobacco use.

A recent study was conducted regarding how much dentists know about their patients’ tobacco use and what they do to prevent it.

The results showed that 90 percent of dental providers stated that they asked their patients about their tobacco use on a regular basis. The numbers also stated that 76 percent counsel their patients while 45 percent offer tobacco cessation assistance.

Looking further into the numbers, when a practice has at least one hygienist, cessation assistance was often associated with the practice. Other factors that resulted in cessation assistance were (1) using a chart system that includes a tobacco question, (2) having a dentist who received some sort of tobacco dependence training and (3) having a positive attitude about treating tobacco use.

The study also concluded that providers who did not offer assistance but would alter their practice patterns if they were reimbursed for the changes were more likely to be in a group practice and/or treating Medicaid patients.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Coffee May Fight Gum Disease

Coffee may have an unintended benefit.

Researchers recently determined that drinking coffee could lower the risk of gum disease. A research team at Boston University’s Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine conducted the study. Their research indicated that coffee did not have a negative impact on periodontal health.

The study appeared in the August issue of the Journal of Periodontology.

The study also showed that drinking coffee regularly had a minimal impact on the number of teeth affected by bone loss.

To compile the data, a group of more of than 1,100 of adult males ages 26 to 84 were studied. This study was the first of its kind to explore the possible periodontal impact of drinking coffee.

About 98 percent of the people who partook in the study were white. Other factors, such as alcohol consumption, smoking, body mass index, overall health, and oral health were also considered.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

The Snap-On Smile Removable Appliance

Today’s dental patient is increasingly aware of the possibilities of esthetic smile enhancement. While more options are available today than ever, many prospective patients are unwilling to choose traditional restorative solutions, such as veneers, crowns, or implants. Most dentists have presented a treatment plan that was turned down; it is, therefore, critical to have an alternative ready. Many patients find that economic considerations play a limiting role in their decision-making. Fear of pain and cost seem to be the most common causes of declined treatment plans, as well as the “not knowing.” The eventual outcome of the treatment is a large pushback.

 The Snap-On Smile® (www.snaponsmile.com) offers a viable, non-invasive, and completely reversible esthetic, restorative, or diagnostic option for many of these patients. Snap-On Smile also represents a relatively affordable choice that allows patients to preview the outcome of more extensive, permanent restorative treatment. It is a comfortable, removable appliance that requires no preparing, no injections, and no adhesives, and functional for the patient. Because of this unique, non-invasive functionality, the Snap-On Smile is an appropriate solution for a variety of clinical modalities.

Snap-On Smile is an affordable and life-changing solution for people of all ages. Getting a Snap-On Smile simply requires two, short, painless visits with no drilling, no shots and no change in tooth structure.

It’s easy, it’s painless and you can start today
1. You pick the style and shade of your new smile
2. Your dentist takes an impression of your teeth
3. You come back in about three weeks for a final fitting and you wear your Snap-On Smile home