Feeds:
Posts
Comments

Ever wonder what the dirtiest part of your body is?  Your Mouth is one of those areas. Your mouth contains MILLIONS of bacteria. A new study shows that tobacco use will increase the bad bacteria in your mouth. These bacteria typically create a biofilm (community) to live in.

“Once a pathogen establishes itself within a biofilm, it can be difficult to eradicate as biofilms provide a physical barrier against the host immune response, can be impermeable to antibiotics and act as a reservoir for persistent infection,” Scott said. “Furthermore, biofilms allow for the transfer of genetic material among the bacterial community and this can lead to antibiotic resistance and the propagation of other virulence factors that promote infection. (Hutcherson, June 20)”

Read More at: www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/05/160531082619.htm

University of Louisville. (2016, May 31). Tobacco smoke makes germs more resilient. ScienceDaily. Retrieved June 20, 2016 from http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/05/160531082619.htm

Twins!

IMG_5872

Office twins. Larry and Hong are sporting their new scrub colors – Royal Blue.

Melissa McCarthy is one of our favorite actresses and comedians out there. Check out the video clip from The Late Late Show with James Corden. Melissa McCarthy and James Corden place cheek retractors in their mouth and try to talk and blow bubbles. Enjoy!

ROCKS!

IMG_0546

Be sure with wish the Hong a very Happy National Dental Hygienist week!

There’s a new product on the market that may rebuild your enamel. The new ingredient is called BioMinF. This remineralizing toothpaste should help protect the teeth against acid attacks from soda and sugary juices. Read more at: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/04/160411092258.htm

 

Where in the world is Dr. Aiken?

Dr. Aiken is currently in Morocco giving students a lecture about Dentistry. Be sure to ask Dr. Aiken about her trip the next time you are in the office.

IMG_0541

Hello from Dr. Aiken’s office. We wish to express how much we love our patients. #weheartourpatients #drcarolaiken #downtownbostondentist

Recently micro beads have made headlines in the news and also online. We have found that many patients have had these micro beads embedded under the gums. How else does it affect you? A blog article written by Cambridge Polymer Group talks about the effects of the micro beads on the enamel. Read more about it by visiting this link: Micro beads and Enamel. Do you have more questions? Feel free to ask your dental hygienist or dentist about this topic.

Wishing all of our patients a very Happy New Year. What are some New Years resolutions you have for 2016?

teeth_food4

As we all scroll through facebook, we see new information about various diets or lifestyle changes people are promoting. These diets can include raw foods, low-carb, juicing, etc. One does wonder how some of this affects the oral cavity. An article written in the Dallas Morning News addresses a lot of your questions. Follow the link here to find out more: How fad diets and faulty nutrition can spell dental doom

Be sure to discuss any diet changes with your oral health provider and come in regularly for dental cleanings and exams.

%d bloggers like this: