Does Your Dentist Take Too Many X-Rays?

Does Your Dentist Take Too Many X-Rays?
Would I like to have some x-rays? I can’t think of why I would say yes to this question unless given a very good reason to allow ionizing radiation go through my body. X-rays are to be prescribed… not offered like a restaurant menu option. Last month I had my annual dental check up. I choose to go every 12 months because I am at low risk of developing dental caries and gum disease. I eat healthy, very little processed foods or sweet drinks and I almost

Dental Caries: Breaking the Cycle

Dental Caries: Breaking the Cycle
Dental caries, better known as tooth decay or cavities, is the most common disease in the world. It affects 92% of the world’s population and it is almost totally preventable. The caries disease process has 6 stages, as defined by the International Caries Detection and Assessment System. Stages of Dental Caries Stages 1, 2 and 3 are the reversible stages of the disease, which we can alter with simple behavioral changes. Stage 4 requires only minimal inte

Are Your Dishes Cleaner Than Your Teeth?

Are Your Dishes Cleaner than Your Teeth? Chances are they are, unless you floss and brush after each meal like I do. If you don't,then your dishes are cleaner than your teeth. Think about it. Do you wash your soiled dishes only every other meal or less? Do you clean only 60% of your dirty silverware? Would you reuse the fork you ate breakfast with, unwashed, to eat your lunch? Yet, you put all kinds a foods in your mouth, sticky, mushy, gooey fo

Dental Erosion Flying Under the Radar

Dental Erosion Flying Under the Radar
An independent study presented at the American Association of Dental Research (AADR) in Los Angeles on March 17th, 2016, shows that The Canary System® can detect dental erosion. Dental erosion is the loss of tooth structure by acid dissolution without the involvement of bacteria.  Visual examination can only detect significant surface loss.   Dr. Clifton Carey and his team at the School of Dental Medicine at the University of Colorado Denver