For postmenopausal women considering hormone replacement therapy, we may have an item for you to place in the ‘pro’ column – increased dental health. The Journal of Periodontology has recently published a study suggesting that estrogen supplements may have the ability to prevent or slow the progression of gum disease and periodontitis.
Around 42% of kids in the U.S. have had cavities in their primary teeth. This is a sad statistic, especially because well-meaning parents are sometimes unknowingly making mistakes regarding the dental health of their children.
Dental implants are quickly becoming the most popular choice for people who are missing some or all of their teeth, and there’s no question why. Dental implants are fixed, sturdy, and more natural looking and feeling than dentures.
Odds are that if you’re healthy enough to undergo a routine dental procedure, you’re healthy enough to receive dental implants.
While you may be going about your daily life without ever thinking about how your everyday habits are damaging your health, there are lots of small things that can still be having a negative effect. As a result of these habits, around 25% of adult Americans over the age of 60 are missing an entire mouthful of teeth!
Here at Denver Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, it’s important to us that you don’t become a part of this 25%.
If you’ve never used an electric toothbrush, you may be wondering what the difference is between a manual brush and an electric one. Electric brushes are a bit more costly up front, but they have many benefits over manual brushes. Once you’ve had an electric brush, it’s difficult to go back to a manual one!
Soda offers no important nutrients and they’re also full of sugar, especially high-fructose corn syrup. In fact, a typical 12oz can of soda contains around 35-40 grams of sugar, which is equal to 10 teaspoons! Excessive amounts of sugar can cause you to become overweight, develop high blood pressure, and even diabetes.
A new study conducted in Sweden has discovered that eating more fruits and vegetables may lower your susceptibility to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (also known as COPD). In fact, of the 40,000 smokers studied, those who ate 5 or more servings of fruit and veggies every day were up to 40% less likely to suffer from COPD than those who ate 2 or fewer servings a day.
Even if you help your kids stick to a good at-home oral hygiene routine, they’re still looking to you for an example of how to take care of themselves. Kids are fairly perceptive and know that the “do as I say and not as I do” adage is hypocritical and flawed. Luckily there are ways to model good oral hygiene behavior so that your children can grow into adults with healthy teeth.
Oral hygiene and maintaining your dental health is incredibly important. However, we know it isn’t always the fun or exciting choice of things you need to do during the day. Below are a few bits of interesting dental trivia to help you spice up your daily oral hygiene routine.
For those who have lost multiple teeth, there are two main options available: dental implants or dentures. Dentures are removable replacements for missing teeth. Dental implants use screw-like metal posts to imitate tooth roots, on which false teeth screw into these posts.
It can be confusing and overwhelming to know which decision is right for you, which is why we’ve compiled a list of reasons why we feel dental implants are a better option for most.