While this may come as a surprise, cavities are contagious. That’s right, just like catching a cold in the wintertime, you can also catch a cavity. Although sugar is usually to blame for cavities and tooth decay, studies have shown that cavities can be transmitted. This is because bacteria are the culprit in wearing away … Continue reading Are Cavities Contagious?
To provide better in-house diagnostic care and thereby saving patients from the hassle of shuttling to different offices, acquiring a state-of-the-art digital imaging machine was a natural progression for us as a multi-specialty family-friendly dental clinic located in the heart of Newton. The 3D images are useful in a number of settings that help us … Continue reading Flawless Dental Acquires Planmeca Promax Pan Ceph 3D Imaging Machine
Have you ever experienced a burning pain in your mouth for multiple days, months, or maybe even longer? If you have, you may be experiencing Burning Mouth Syndrome, here is what you need to know. While any abnormality in your mouth requires a trip to the doctor, burning in your mouth is a clear sign … Continue reading Burning Mouth Syndrome: What You Need to Know
Thousands of Americans suffer with poor oral health because of a serious fear of the dentist. It is not uncommon to be afraid of the dentist and it can be a serious issue that keeps people out of the dentist’s chair for months and sometimes even years. While it may be common to be afraid, … Continue reading Afraid of the Dentist? Read this
We all know that vitamin C is useful for our overall health. From beating the common cold to promoting good eyesight, it’s known as something of a cure-all vitamin. So, it shouldn’t come as much of a surprise that increasing your vitamin C intake can be beneficial for your oral health as well. Vitamin C … Continue reading 5 Vitamin C Rich Foods to Improve Your Dental Health
Some cigarette users switch to the electronic version in hopes of reducing their addiction and adverse health effects. However, recent research warns that e-Cigarettes may be even worse for you than traditional cigarettes, and they don’t help you quit smoking. Users may be deceived on multiple accounts, with no known benefit in return. If you … Continue reading The Jury is Still Out on E-Cigarettes
Researchers from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem’s Faculty of Medicine have found a virus, of all things, that may help solve some problems of root canals. Their research suggests that we can turn the tables on post-procedural bacterial infections by utilizing a type of virus called a bacteriophage. Bacteriophage viruses attack bacteria specifically, which offers … Continue reading How a Virus Can Help Prevent Infections
Kissing has its hazards and its helps, yet romantic implications aside, how is our oral health affected? First, the bad news: Kissing, like any physical interaction, can spread viruses or germs if one party is infected. If you have blisters such as cold sores, open cuts, bleeding gums, or any other open wounds in or … Continue reading Can Kissing Be Good for Oral Health
During a dental appointment, it’s not uncommon for your dentist to want to take a closer look at what’s going on inside your mouth using an X-ray. They’re useful tools for dental professionals, but for the rest of us, they can sometimes be a little intimidating. Here’s a quick guide on some of the most … Continue reading Different Types of Dental X-Rays
If you’ve ever been to the dentist, you’ve heard them talk about enamel. But to really understand how to keep your teeth healthy, you have to know what enamel is and how best to take care of it. Here is your beginners guide to understanding enamel for a healthy smile! What is enamel? Enamel is … Continue reading What is Enamel and How Does it Work?