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Do you get canker sores (recurrent aphthous stomatitis)? If you do, this article explains the causes for them. Frequently they are caused by some sort of imbalance in the body and the bacteria present are able to create these sores. Read more about it: Canker Sores

At your next visit, ask us about canker sores especially if you frequently get them.

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Recently Harvard University and University of Nottingham have made the news about dental regeneration. What does this mean for you? It may mean you no longer need the root canal to save the tooth. Currently the two universities are researching the use of stem cells to “heal” the tooth. Read more at: Regenerative Dental Fillings

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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

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

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

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According to several articles published recently and notably in the Huffington Post, the toothbrush you are using is probably riddled with fecal matter. Whats the problem with this? The problem is having the fecal matter of other people of your toothbrush, especially if you share a bathroom. The bacteria may affect you because it is not part of your normal flora of bacteria. What do you do to prevent disease from occurring? Remember to change your toothbrush once every three (3) months, do not share any toothbrushes, and also thoroughly rinse your toothbrush after use.

Read mroe at: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/06/03/toothbrush-poop_n_7506456.html

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We often talk to our patients about dental erosion. A new article published in the Journal of Public Health Dentistry reveals that soda and fruit juices are the biggest culprits of dental enamel erosion. The biggest statistic the article talks about is:

“Examining 3,773 participants, the researchers found 79% had evidence of dental erosion, 64% had mild tooth wear, 10% had moderate tooth wear and 5% displayed signs of severe tooth wear. The participants in the study with moderate and severe tooth wear consumed more soft drinks and fruit juices each day than the other groups.”

More information can be found at: http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/293727.php

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Floss cartoon

We know a Yo-Yo is more fun but make sure you’re getting that floss in daily to remove all that plaque in between the teeth.

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Each time you come in to the office and sit in our chair, we check to see how your saliva flow is. Why is that we check? Saliva contains many important proteins that protect your teeth. They have minerals which can help re-mineralize your teeth. A new article published further explains the importance of saliva in the mouth. Saliva helps flush the food through your teeth and prevents the formation of biofilm (the soft plaque which bacteria uses to cause acid). Read more at: http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/285285.php

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A recent article published on WebMD found there is a link between tooth loss and early physical and mental decline. While this has not been definitively proven, the link could be used an early warning sign for people. It has been primarily found between those who are ages 60 years to 74 years old. Read more about it at: . Remember to schedule your regular cleaning and check up appointments.

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