Dentists Can Help Detect Diabetes

ADA: Dentists can help detect diabetes By DrBicuspid Staff November 4, 2013 — A dentist can be a valuable member of a patient’s diabetes healthcare team to help check for signs of gum disease and provide tips to patients on how to maintain good oral health, according to the American Dental Association (ADA). Of the… Read more »

Dental Friendly Halloween Treats

Looking for dental friendly halloween treats? This year try nutritious snacks, sugar free or xylitol gum and lollipops, or non food items such as stickers. If you choose to hand out candy on Halloween, try chocolate candy that tends to melt in the mouth and not stick to teeth. For example, Milky Way Bars, Reese’s… Read more »

American Dental Association Statement on Regular Dental Visits

American Dental Association Statement on Regular Dental Visits CHICAGO, June 10, 2013 – To maintain optimal oral health, the American Dental Association (ADA) recommends regular dental visits, at intervals determined by a dentist. In light of a new study published in the Journal of Dental Research titled “Patient Stratification for Preventive Care in Dentistry,” the… Read more »

CHEDDAR CHEESE MAY HELP PREVENT CAVITIES

New Research Shows Cheddar Cheese May Help Prevent Caries Though it’s been well established that dairy products contribute to bone health, little research has been conducted on the relationship between dairy products and oral health. Study results published in the May/ July issue of General Dentistry, however, suggest that the consumption of cheddar cheese may… Read more »

July 28th- World Hepatitis Day

• Dimensions of Dental Hygiene Today is World Hepatitis Day, which is recognized annually on July 28 in honor of the birthday of Dr. Baruch Blumberg, the Nobel Laureate who discovered the hepatitis B virus and hepatitis B vaccine. World Hepatitis Day was established to create awareness of this virus, which is often called the… Read more »

Perio Protect Therapy

Periodontal disease is an infection of oral tissue caused by bacteria. Bacteria can cause inflammation, bleeding and destruction of gum tissue and bone, the supporting structures of the teeth. Damage to gum tissue and bone can result in tooth loss. The destruction of the bone forms a pocket or deep space between the tooth and… Read more »

Don’t Like Flossing?

So you don’t want to floss, try a water flosser. Researchers at the University of Southern California Center for Biofilm found that a three-second application of pulsating water at 70 psi was capable of reducing 99.9% of plaque biofilm from treated areas… Researchers compared the plaque removing capability of the water flosser to traditional dental… Read more »

NEW REPORTS CONFIRM PERIO-SYSTEMIC CONNECTION

WEDNESDAY MAY 1, 2013 NEW REPORTS CONFIRM PERIO-SYSTEMIC CONNECTION The American Academy of Periodontology (AAP), in collaboration with the European Federation of Periodontology (EFP), recently published a series of consensus reports that analyze the scientific evidence linking periodontal disease, specifically periodontitis, to other systemic diseases, including diabetes, cardiovascular disease and adverse pregnancy outcomes. Click the… Read more »

World Health Day

April 7, 2013 is World Health Day. The theme this year is High Blood Pressure. High blood pressure is a serious medical condition that significantly increases the risk of heart and kidney disease. As many sufferers have no symptoms, it is known as the silent killer. The link for the World Health Organization provides more… Read more »

Dr. Levine is 2/2

Dr. Levine is 2 for 2!  Alma Maters Ohio State and Albany State win their conference championships- Big Ten and America East, respectively.