Making Dentist Trips Easier For Children With Autism

Both parents and dentist can relate to the difficult interaction that happens with children who have autism. It is not because these children purposely cause issue it is due to the symptoms they have and what they are sensitive to. These children have heightened responses to sensory input, which this makes these sensations uncomfortable. When looking at it from the …

Natural sweetener xylitol in preventing tooth decay still unproven

Xylitol is a natural sweetener that is promoted globally. This natural sweetener can be found in sugar free chewing gum, toothpaste, gels, lozenges, and sweets (Manchester, 2015). This natural sweetener is known to cause less damage to teeth than sugar, also suggest may help prevent tooth decay… or can it? According to the Cochrane library there is little evidence to …

Study in a spray Anesthetic Application Could Replace Needle

Most individuals hate going to the dentist because of the idea of drilling or having a needle injected to their gums. The most common reason people skip out on dental visits is dental anxiety. That is why the study of different types of anesthetic applications as well as the general topic of sedation dentistry has become popular in the last five …

New Study on How Dentist Can Help Diagnose Diabetes

Many individuals do not have a primary care physician. Those individuals can have a difficult time detecting health problems such as diabetes. Individuals that lack a primary care physician. can go for years without diabetes being detected due to not going to a routine screening. This is why in truth screening for diabetes needs to be viewed in other healthcare …

Vitamins, Minerals and Your Oral Health

When you take a multi-vitamin, or changing your diet to get more nutrients, you probably are doing it for your heart, muscles and the like right? Did you know your oral health depends on vitamins and minerals as well? Eating a healthy diet is just as important for your mouth as it is for the rest of your body. Certain …

Xerostomia In Elderly Adults

Xerostomia is commonly known as dry mouth, is associated with a change in the volume and composition of saliva. The average adult produces over a quart-and-a-half of saliva a day. Besides helping to break down food and wash away particles, mineral-rich saliva serves many purposes, including limiting the growth of bacteria and viruses that cause bad breath, tooth decay and …

Link between Alzheimer’s disease and oral bacteria

We have touched on connections between oral health and Alzheimer’s disease before, yet felt the need to re-touch on the subject again. Nearly 5 million Americans have Alzheimer’s, and with aging of baby boom generation, the number of cases is expected to increase 70 percent by 2020.Now that the movie Still Alice has shined a light on Alzheimer’s disease, the …

The link between Inflammation in mouth and rheumatoid arthritis

In the last several years more research results have been connecting the link between Inflammation in mouth and rheumatoid arthritis. At first glance, these two conditions seem to have very little in common. One deals in joint pain and the other gum and dental pain. Rheumatoid arthritis affects millions of Americans. It is considered a chronic joint disease that causes …

A History of Opiate Drug Laws in the United States

Prescription narcotic and opiate abuse is an epidemic on the rise. Yet, the United States in the last 115 years has been passing laws and waging a war to curb this troubling problem. Below is an infograph of the laws the United States has past since 1800’s on drug abuse. The information provided by http://www.naabt.org/laws.cfm .