Category Archives: General Dentistry

Fluoride: Proven to Prevent Dental Decay

While you may have always heard that fluoride is a good thing for your teeth, you may have never known any details about why that is. There is no doubt that access to fluoridated drinking water is one of the most significant public health achievements of the entire century, but you may want to find out exactly what kind of impact fluoride in your community water really has.

Fluoridation of Water Study

A recent study published in "Journal of Dental Research" considered the impact of fluoride in community water. This new research is especially important because the last several decades have lacked major studies regarding...
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Dental Pain Relief: What You Should Know About Opioids and Other Pain Medications

According to the detailed analysis of results from more than 460 published studies, opioid pain medication is not the most effective, or even the most long lasting, solution for severe dental pain. The School of Dental Medicine at Case Western Reserve University recently conducted a new study that examined the best methods for dental pain relief when patients are suffering from acute dental pain. Here's what you need to know about the study and how it can relate to your life.

The Study and What it Revealed

The study conducted by The School of Dental Medicine at Case Western Reserve University was shown on...
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Gum Disease = Rheumatoid Arthritis

It is almost impossible to determine who will develop Rheumatoid arthritis. There seems to be no pattern to who gets it and who doesn’t. This frustrates healthcare providers because the earlier Rheumatoid arthritis is diagnosed the easier it is to treat. Medical researchers have spent years trying to determine how to predict who is at risk for developing Rheumatoid arthritis, but haven’t had much success until now. We will take a look at a recently published medical study that may prove promising in helping to lead to the early detection of Rheumatoid arthritis. Taking a Closer Look at the Medical Study The medical...
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Is An Electric Toothbrush Worth It?

Are you considering switching out your manual toothbrush for an electric toothbrush? For most people, making the switch can mean less plaque on the teeth, which means less tartar and less risk of developing gum disease. If you are thinking of making the switch our Melbourne, FL dentist can help you choose the right electric toothbrush.

Benefits of Electric Toothbrushes

Electric toothbrushes can help you remove more plaque from your mouth. Plaque develops as the result of food particles mixing with saliva. This creates a sticky, clear film that coats your teeth and can lead to dental decay and gingivitis if it...
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Dental Emergency: What to do When Your Filling Falls Out

When a dental filling falls out, it can be a shocking and disorienting experience, not to mention painful one. Taking the time to learn how to handle this type of situation should it happen can help relieve your fears and reduce any pain or discomfort you may be feeling as a result of the filling falling out. Why Dental Fillings Fall Out There are a few reasons why dental fillings may fall out. Some of the reasons why a dental filling falls out include:
  • Tooth decay that has continued to spread underneath the filling which changes the shape...
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