Dental Problems as a Child Linked to Adult Heart Disease Risk

We have talked before about the link between oral health problems, especially gum disease, and overall health problems such as heart disease. Now researchers have added a critical piece to this connection.

A new study shows that children who have dental problems are more likely […]

Why You Might Have More Cavities Than You Thought

We hate to be the bearers of bad news, but sometimes it’s the truth: you might come in for an appointment, and we have to tell you that have multiple cavities. Sometimes, the number of cavities you have now might be more than you’ve ever had in your life.

Usually when this happens, our patients […]

Can a New Chocolate Candy Really Protect Your Teeth?

As Halloween is approaching, parents and dentists alike are bracing for the consequences of the annual holiday candy-fest: the post-holiday cavity-fest. Prevention might be as easy as just saying no, but as long as kids love candy, they’re probably going to get cavities.

If only there were a kind of candy that didn’t cause cavities, […]

Will We Soon Say Goodbye to Cavities?

Cavities are more widespread than you might think. According to a study conducted by the CDC between 2011-2012, approximately 91 percent of U.S. adults between the ages 20-64 have had a cavity at one point in their life. When thinking about your oral health, you might remember your mom’s sage advice: eat too much […]

3 Steps to Prevent Cavities

With technological advances like quantum computing, algorithms that allow for machine learning, and gene-editing through methods like CRISPR, it’s hard to believe that we still don’t have better ways for preventing cavities. A few scientist around the world are trying to change that; however, in a recent study conducted at the University of Alabama at […]

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