Archive for January, 2015

Dental Medications

[youtube=http://youtu.be/b6MSbIqaH7E] At times physicians and dentists recommend patients take antibiotics before certain dental procedures.  This is called antibiotic prophylaxis.  But why do healthcare providers suggest this extra step?  We all have bacteria in our mouths, and a number of dental treatments can allow bacteria to enter the bloodstream.  For most of us, this isn’t a […]

Diabetes

[youtube=http://youtu.be/ZvL9zOrvnBw] It has been reported by the American Diabetes Association that 1.9 million new cases of diabetes were diagnosed in people aged 20 years and older in 2010. It has even been reported that 25% of individuals that have diabetes, do not know. Research indicates that periodontal disease and diabetes complicate each other. The ADA […]

Dental History

[youtube=http://youtu.be/8PrmpxwGdkM] The dental industry has come a long way.  Did you know the first bristle toothbrushes were made with horse or hog bristle?  Don’t worry. Today synthetic fibers are used.  As kids we were told about George Washington’s wooden false teeth.  They actually consisted of bone, hippopotamus ivory, human teeth, brass screws, lead, and even […]

Dentures / Mini Implants

[youtube=http://youtu.be/0yYrzTPwujg] Sometimes our teeth and their roots become irreparably damaged and have to be removed. Because teeth are such an important part of the body, their loss can have an emotional impact on some people. Replacement teeth that are natural looking need to be considered by the patient to help alleviate any fears, anxiety, or […]