“23% of 65-74 year olds have severe periodontal disease. In healthy adults, there is no diminution in the production of saliva in the course of aging. In all probability at least one of the medications used (by older people) will have an oral side effect – usually dry mouth (Xerostomia).” – U.S. Surgeon General’s Report
Why is it important to have functional and attractive teeth in old age?
How can people keep their teeth into old age?
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Whether you choose to use an electric toothbrush or a manual toothbrush for your daily oral hygiene is really just a matter of personal choice. Both types of toothbrush will yield healthy results if you are brushing at least twice daily, for at least two minutes and taking care to do a good job. Make sure you are also following your brushing routine with flossing at least once a day.
Even though your manual toothbrush is adequate, you may be curious Read More
What is alternative dentistry?
What does “holistic” mean in practice?
Which alternative therapies and remedies are there in dentistry?
What is acupuncture, and how is it used?
What is homeopathy, and how is it used in dentistry?
What herbal, drug-free remedies are there for pain, infection and fever?
Which oral problems can be treated with drug-free, natural remedies?
What are the natural toothpastes and mouthwashes?
What does alternative dentistry think about fluoride?
What is the alternative view of amalgam fillings?
Are conventional and alternative dentistry worlds apart?
1. What is alternative Read More
Dental procedures are now mainly painless. In spite of these improvements, many people still experience anxiety, fear and even phobia about going to the dentist. This can lead to neglect of dental problems and cause even more pain than the patient is trying to avoid.
What is anxiety?
What are the symptoms of anxiety?
Can anxiety or fear of going to the dentist become a problem?
What is a phobia?
What can be done to help people who are afraid of dental treatment?
Am I the Read More
How can I tell if I have bad breath?
What are the causes of bad breath?
What can I do to have fresh breath?
What can my dentist do to cure my bad breath?
How can I clean my tongue?
1. How can I tell if I have bad breath?
We are unfortunately not always aware of our own bad breath.
A bad taste or a dry mouth may indicate that you have halitosis.
Smokers always have bad breath, as do people who eat onions, garlic, strong curry Read More
Most people know about the typical dental or mouth problems. Tooth decay, gum disease, bad breath and more. But there is a little known condition called Burning Mouth Syndrome that is more than frustrating to an unlucky percentage of mostly middle aged to older women.
Burning Mouth Syndrome affects approximately 7 times more women than men and no one is exactly sure why. The exact cause of Burning Mouth Symptom is unknown although there are some suspects.
Post-menopausal women are most likely Read More
By Ronald K. Grief, D.D.S., as published in St. Louis Women’s Journal, October/November 2007
We can’t stop aging, but we can make the best of what we already have. Looking after your skin and general appearance is one step. But, what about your teeth? They are a revealing sign of aging. However, surprising things can be done today to reverse this process.
Teeth are Read More
Americans chew a lot of gum, especially children. Many adults can remember their parents warning them away from chewing too much. Those times have been changing recently.
It’s true that gum can be bad for your teeth. Chewing regular gum can increase your risk of tooth decay because of all the sugar that is coating your teeth when you chew away for 30 minutes or more. Acids in gum break down tooth enamel and leave teeth vulnerable.
Recent studies tell a different Read More
A chipped tooth can be more than just a painful inconvenience. If you find yourself with a visibly chipped tooth it can also be very embarrassing. The trauma, pain and damage caused by a chipped tooth can be overwhelming. What should you do if you have chipped a tooth?
Believe it or not, chipping a tooth is actually a very common dental injury in both adults and children but that doesn’t mean you will know what to do when it happens. Read More
Cosmetic Dentistry includes any procedure done to enhance the smile or look of the face. Some of these procedures may also be for health reasons.
Everyone wants to look their best and your smile is important to accomplishing that. It can affect the way you feel about yourself, as well as others’ attitudes towards you. It’s no surprise then that cosmetic dentistry is so popular.
With modern technology, there are more options than ever.
Tooth whitening is popular to help restore a dazzlingly Read More