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Patients Urged to Choose Plastic Piercings Instead of Metal

Yet we probably all know that isn’t likely to happen. Despite the litany of issues that tongue and other oral piercings have been shown to cause, they’re still popular—especially with teenage patients. While we can’t eliminate these risks entirely, we can minimize them. In addition to stressing careful hygiene, it’s important to recommend that [...]

By | May 10th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Strange, but True!

Asthma Prevents Cavities? Tooth decay and asthma are the two most common chronic childhood diseases, according to the CDC. Strangely, a study by the Indiana University School of Dentistry found that children with asthma tend to have fewer cavities than those who don’t. The reason remains unknown. Good News for Chocoholics! Researchers at Osaka [...]

By | April 30th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Vitamin D Linked to Periodontal Health

Calcium has long been cited as a factor in developing and maintaining strong teeth, but according to new research, calcium has an important ally in enhancing periodontal health: vitamin D. In addition to aiding the body’s absorption of calcium, vitamin D has been found to increase the production of antimicrobial peptides, which are broad-spectrum [...]

By | April 15th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments