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Inner Health and Your Smile

According to spokesman Anthony Iacopino for the American Dental Association, your smile gives telltale signs on what’s happening systemically in your body. The poor condition of teeth can be a danger sign that all is not well. Cracking, crumbling teeth

Sterilization Methods for the Dental Industry

Government agencies like the Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention regulate instrument processing in the health care industries, including dental practices. Sterilizing contaminated instruments is a vital component of infection control to protect both staff

Prevention and Treatment for White Spots Due to Orthodontic Treatment

Although braces themselves do not cause white spot lesions (WSLs), enamel demineralization is a real risk with orthodontic treatment when good oral hygiene is not performed on a daily basis. Despite advances in caries prevention, enamel demineralization is still a

Tooth Eruption Time Table

Tooth eruption occurs at different times for people, however, there is a general eruption guideline. Dentition includes the primary stage, mixed stage and permanent stage. Generally, people have 20 primary teeth and 32 permanent teeth. The Primary Dentition Stage The

Sinusitis and Your Teeth

The sinuses are air-filled spaces behind the eyes, nasal bones, forehead and cheeks. Healthy sinuses have no germs or bacteria, and its mucus membranes can easily circulate air and drain. Sinusitis is the inflammation or infection of the sinuses due

Factors that Contribute to Good Oral Hygiene and a Great Smile

Having a great smile is not just about genetics but also good oral hygiene habits. By adopting a routine of brushing and flossing throughout the day, you can help remove particles and sugars left on teeth from food and beverages.

The Connection Between Diet and Oral Health

You are likely aware of the relationship between diet and good health, but have you ever considered how your diet affects your oral health? Our bodies and teeth are directly affected by our nutritional habits. By improving your diet, you

Relationship Between Periodontal Infections and Systemic Disease

A recent report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention revealed that almost half of all Americans over the age of 30 have some form of periodontal disease. The prevalence of periodontal disease increases with age, as over

The Effects of Acid Reflux on Oral Health

Gastroesophageal reflux, commonly referred to as acid reflux disease, is a common condition that is caused by stomach acids flowing upward into your esophagus. This can cause a burning sensation in the chest and a sour taste in your mouth.

Dry Mouth

At some time or another, you have most likely experienced dry mouth. It can occur when you’re stressed, upset or nervous. Dry mouth can happen due to hormonal changes, many different health conditions and as a side effect of many