Archive for November, 2012

Diabetes and Dental Health: Tips For A Healthy Mouth

According to the American Diabetes Association it is estimated that 25.8 million children and adults in the United States have diabetes and that 1.9 million new cases are diagnosed each year. Oral problems associated with diabetes include gum disease, thrush (an infection caused by fungus that grows in the mouth) and dry mouth which can […]

Chewing Gum To Prevent Tooth Decay

chewing gum to prevent tooth decay Tooth enamel is a thin, translucent substance that covers the visible surface of a tooth. It protects teeth from daily wear and tear and insulates them from hot and cold temperatures. Tooth enamel is constructed from crystals of calcium phosphate and even though it is hard, it can be […]

The Sports Mouth Guard

Sports Mouthguard More than 5 million teeth are knocked out in sporting activities each year. However, orofacial injuries and fracture traumas are not the only risks. The University of Pittsburgh Department of Neurological Surgery states that in the United States alone 300,000 sports-related concussions occur annually. Athletes participating in certain high-impact competitive sports such as […]