Prevention of root cavities

Prevention of root cavities Modern dentistry focuses on overall oral health and its maintenance rather than uprooting decayed teeth and replacing them with dentures as they did before. This is still done but only when there is no other cure for cavities and tooth decay in a particular patient. Prevention of root cavities is therefore a major discipline in regular …

Treatment Vs Prevention of Common Oral conditions

Oral care is important not just for cosmetic reasons but because your mouth is the gateway to a healthy body. Maintaining oral hygiene goes a long way to maintaining good health. Contrary to popular opinion, oral problems do not limit itself to toothache, bleeding gums and cavities. If you haven’t been a regular visitor to your dentist you could be …

TMJ symptoms and treatment modalities

TMJ or the temporo-mandibular joint is a complex joint. It connects the lower jaw or the mandible to the temporal bone which is a part of the skull. It is a complex and large group of nerves, blood vessels, delicate small muscles, ligaments and tendons, fibrous surface layer, synovial fluid, bone tissue and a cartilaginous disc. All these work together …

How does Botox play a role in Dentistry?

Botox’s role in modern dentistry is undeniably important. It is no longer a procedure that is only used for cosmetic purposes but one that has long term benefits in healing TMJ disorders, migraines, muscle spasms and other kinds of facial pain. Its cosmetic benefits are well known and it can do wonders to correct teeth alignment and bring about that …

Botox for TMJ Treatment

Botox® is commonly associated with cosmetic practices, including eliminating glabellar lines and facial wrinkles. Recently however, Botox® has become an increasingly popular TMJ treatment. It is true that some TMJ symptoms may improve without any specific treatment, using Botox® as a TMJ treatment offers fast and long-lasting relief for those that do not. Here are several of the major benefits …

Link between Alzheimer’s disease and oral bacteria

We have touched on connections between oral health and Alzheimer’s disease before, yet felt the need to re-touch on the subject again. Nearly 5 million Americans have Alzheimer’s, and with aging of baby boom generation, the number of cases is expected to increase 70 percent by 2020.Now that the movie Still Alice has shined a light on Alzheimer’s disease, the …

The link between Inflammation in mouth and rheumatoid arthritis

In the last several years more research results have been connecting the link between Inflammation in mouth and rheumatoid arthritis. At first glance, these two conditions seem to have very little in common. One deals in joint pain and the other gum and dental pain. Rheumatoid arthritis affects millions of Americans. It is considered a chronic joint disease that causes …

A History of Opiate Drug Laws in the United States

Prescription narcotic and opiate abuse is an epidemic on the rise. Yet, the United States in the last 115 years has been passing laws and waging a war to curb this troubling problem. Below is an infograph of the laws the United States has past since 1800’s on drug abuse. The information provided by http://www.naabt.org/laws.cfm .