Archive for May, 2011


Health concerns about fat and cholesterol these days have prompted many people to become vegetarians. As a result, nutritional deficiencies, that sometimes occur, reveal themselves during dental exams. Although vegetarian diets vary, some vegetarians, particularly those who do not consume any food of animal origin, can experience deficiencies in calcium, vitamin D, riboflavin, vitamin B12 […]

Chewing Gum – A Reason to Smile

Chewing gum in various forms has been around since ancient times. The Greeks, the ancient Mayans, and even Native Americans from New England chewed sap from various trees. Today the base for most gum products is a blend of synthetic materials and is as popular as ever. We tend to think about chewing gum as […]

Eating Disorders and Your Teeth

It has been estimated that more than 10 million Americans currently are affected by serious eating disorders such as anorexia, bulimia and binge eating. While anyone can suffer from an eating disorder, they are the most common in teens and young adult women. Eating disorders can rob the body of adequate minerals, vitamins, proteins, and […]

Wisdom Teeth

Have you ever wondered about your wisdom teeth? As we grow and mature, we normally have three sets of teeth known as molars that develop in each quadrant of the mouth. The first molars usually appear at around six years of age. The second ones appear around 12 years of age and the third set […]