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The Amalgam Fillings Dilemma

The Amalgam Fillings Dilemma

An article published in the Sun Times (July 3, 2008) titled “Fighting Tooth and Nail,” said that the claims made about the danger of dental fillings that contain mercury are unwarranted. Also, that many investigations maintain the opposite, and even showed that there are no dissimilarities in children that had amalgam fillings versus those that […]


Periodontitis Increases Risk for Diabetes

Periodontitis Increases Risk for Diabetes

Diabetes and periodontal disease frequently appear simultaneously. Some researchers have suggested that this relationship is bi-directional. Untreated diabetes can cause more severe periodontal disease, and periodontal disease left untreated can also worsen the effects of a diabetic’s blood sugar levels. Recently, a study published in Diabetes Care (July, 2008), has demonstrated that moderate to severe […]


Dentures Wearer Can Still Eat Their Fruits and Vegetables

Dentures Wearer Can Still Eat Their Fruits and Vegetables

In the past, researchers have reported an inverse relationship between wearing dentures and eating significantly fruits and vegetables. Also reported has been the significantly less chewing efficiency that denture wearers have when compared to individuals with their natural teeth. Recently, it has been reported that wearing dentures and consuming less fruits and vegetables may not […]


Gaps in Dental Fillings?

Gaps in Dental Fillings?

Cavities between your teeth are usually filled with composite fillings. However, as these harden, they usually shrink on initial set, and gaps may remain between your teeth and the material, supporting the development of more cavities.  When composites are used to fill dental cavities, they start off soft. This way the dentist can properly fill […]


Links Between Heart Disease And Bleeding Gums

Links Between Heart Disease And Bleeding Gums

According to researchers who recently presented their findings in Dublin, Ireland, unhealthy teeth, bleeding gingivae and poor oral hygiene are associated with the incidence of heart disease. Their report involved a divergence from other reports that found that bacterial by-products and inflammatory mediators play a role in this association. Their report claims that the bleeding […]


Alcohol Binge Drinking During Early Pregnancy Increases the Risk for Cleft Lip and/or Palate

Alcohol Binge Drinking During Early Pregnancy Increases the Risk for Cleft Lip and/or Palate

A Norwegian investigation, reported in the American Journal of Epidemiology (July 30, 2008), has shown that female subjects who binge-drank during their early pregnancy were at significant risk of having babies with cleft lip and/or cleft palate. The incidence of cleft lip and/or cleft palate for Norway is among the uppermost in Europe. Binge drinking […]


Bacteria That Causes Tooth Decay and Gum Disease  is Killed by Flossing

Bacteria That Causes Tooth Decay and Gum Disease is Killed by Flossing

A recent study reported in the Journal of Periodontology (Augsut, 2008) in a twin study, shows that flossing is beneficial and kills bacteria that cause tooth decay and gum disease. Investigators for the New York University College of Dentistry, performed a study using fifty-one pairs of identical twins, ages 12-21 y.o. For this research investigation, […]


Cosmetic dentistry ‘better than a facelift’

Cosmetic dentistry ‘better than a facelift’

Cosmetic dentistry is replacing the facelift as the ultimate makeover procedure, it has been claimed. According to Dr Daniel J Deutsch of the Washington Centre for Dentistry, many patients seek a smile makeover as the first step in their anti-ageing quest. “Our patients are not accepting the ageing process, when it comes to their teeth,” […]


Dental tourists ‘need the most work’

Dental tourists ‘need the most work’

In the current economic climate, more and more people are taking a chance on dental tourism to save money, it has been claimed. Walcha News reported that people who seek cheaper treatment abroad are often those with the most extreme dental problems such as complete teeth restoration, which can cost a lot to fix. It […]


Brigitte Nielsen to have cosmetic surgery and dentistry

Brigitte Nielsen to have cosmetic surgery and dentistry

Brigitte Nielsen is to have cosmetic dentistry treatment as part of a new German television show, it has been reported. Spiegel Online stated that the former wife of Sylvester Stallone is to undergo extensive cosmetic surgery including a facelift, eyelift, breastlift, liposuction and fat injections as part of the three-part series. The television station RTL […]