What Will You Do Without Dental Insurance?

Dental insurance is changing and within the next few years dental offices will not be allowed to accept assignment, even if they want to. Insurance companies want to deal with the subscriber only…

Source: http://blogohj.oralhealthjournal.com/uncategorized/what-will-you-do-without-dental-insurance

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Diabetes Patients and Dental Health

Diabetes patients are extremely vulnerable, and their oral health is among the first to be compromised.

Source: http://worldental.org/dental-news/diabetes-patients-dental-health/8690/

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Ancient tooth may provide evidence of early human dentistry

Researchers may have uncovered new evidence of ancient dentistry in the form of a 6,500-year-old human jaw bone with a tooth showing traces of beeswax filling.

Source: http://feeds.sciencedaily.com/~r/sciencedaily/health_medicine/dentistry/~3/I6wEAOnI_fc/120919190920.htm

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Specific protein may increase risk of blood-vessel constriction linked to gum disease

A protein involved in cellular inflammation may increase the risk of plaque containing blood vessels associated with inflammatory gum disease, according to new research.

Source: http://feeds.sciencedaily.com/~r/sciencedaily/health_medicine/dentistry/~3/CRQKkFpbjH0/120418162252.htm

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Bacteria on marine sponges can develop capacity to move and inhibit biofilm formation

A new study shows that when enough bacteria get together in one place, they can make a collective decision to grow an appendage and swim away. This type of behavior has been seen for the first time in marine sponges, and could lead to an understanding of how to break up harmful bacterial biofilms, such as plaque on teeth or those found on internal medical devices like artificial heart valves.

Source: http://feeds.sciencedaily.com/~r/sciencedaily/health_medicine/dentistry/~3/jx8OtQPKau8/120906074253.htm

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Halloween Candy and Your Teeth

I had a fun time trick or treating tonight with my son and daughter.  The first thing my daughter wanted to eat when she got back was a bag of pretzels she was given.  She eventually moved on to the candy.  When I went to brush her teeth before she went to bed, I got one side done and then she wouldn’t let me brush anymore.

I could see the Kit-Kat stuck to her teeth and told her we needed to clean them.  I took a picture to show her, and then she let me brush.  Here’s what the Kit-Kat did to her back teeth:

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Note that I had already brushed the teeth that are on the right in the photo.  This picture shows why people so often get cavities on the chewing surface of their teeth.

If I had simply not brushed her teeth tonight, that Kit-Kat probably woud’ve been sitting there for many hours, if not all night, since our salivary glands almost shut off while we sleep.  During this time, the bacteria in her mouth would have been enjoying the Kit-Kat and starting a cavity.

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Hopefully this photo provides a good illustration as to why it is important to brush your teeth after eating sugary snacks.

Do you have any questions about Halloween candy and your teeth?  Write them below in the comments section.  Thanks for reading!

 

Related posts:

  1. Can Kids Eat Halloween Candy & Have Healthy Teeth?
  2. Should Dentists Buy Back Halloween Candy from Kids?


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Is Committing Insurance Fraud Really Helping Your Patients?

You may not think it is happening at your office, and hopefully it’s not, but based on the calls that I receive from doctors , as well as analysis of my current and…

Source: http://blogohj.oralhealthjournal.com/uncategorized/is-committing-insurance-fraud-really-helping-your-patients

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How bacteria fight fluoride in toothpaste and in nature

Researchers have uncovered the molecular tricks used by bacteria to fight the effects of fluoride, which is commonly used in toothpaste and mouthwash to combat tooth decay.

Source: http://feeds.sciencedaily.com/~r/sciencedaily/health_medicine/dentistry/~3/Omh43WCEBfE/111222142450.htm

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Kids Recognize That They Eat Too Much Candy During Halloween

As Halloween approaches, children’s views and perceptions were measured by experts and revealed that kids agree that they eat too much candy and would actually prefer to receive a gift like a video game, instead…

Source: http://www.dentapress.com/headlines/4660-kids-recognize-that-they-eat-too-much-candy-during-halloween.html

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