Archive for 2013

How Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Saved a Young Boy’s Life

At only six weeks old, Matia Simion developed a small blue lesion on his gums, which doctors in his Romanian hometown believed to be a fairly common and benign gingival cyst. The cyst grew so rapidly that at three months old, the baby couldn’t swallow and had to be tube-fed. It was hard for him… Read more

Dental Anxiety: How to Handle It – Dentist Orlando

Are you afraid of the dentist? If so, you’re not alone. A University of Sydney faculty dentist studying dental anxiety found that fear of the dentist is reported in up to 40 percent of the western world. Dental fear is a legitimate and complex condition; some people experience feelings of fear or stress that are… Read more

Dental Visits Good for Overall Health – Orlando

New research suggests that visits to the dentist are good not only for your oral health, but your overall health as well. A study of 1000 Taiwanese adults found a correlation between professional cleanings and a lower risk of heart attack and stroke. Half of those studied had at least one previous professional teeth cleaning;… Read more

Does Smoking Cause Tooth Loss? – Orlando Dentist

Smokers may be interested in several new sources of data that shows a strong association between regular smoking and tooth loss. The journal of the American Dental Association (ADA) recently published a study linking smoking with tooth loss in women. The study, performed by researchers from the University at Buffalo, examined 1,100 postmenopausal women and… Read more

Lower Risk of Gum Disease – Orlando Dentist

Next time you go out to one of Florida’s award-winning restaurants for dinner, order the fish. Studies now show a link between the omega-3 fatty acid found in certain types of fish and a lower risk of gum disease. Gum disease is a chronic inflammation caused by the accumulation of bacteria at the gum line.… Read more

Put Your $ Where Your Mouth Is

According to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), we are more likely to spend our hard-earned money to improve the appearance of our teeth than our body. The 2012 AACD study found that 80 percent of Americans would spend money to fix their flaws; 62 percent of these people said they would pay for… Read more