Is Chewing Gum Good for You?

Well, here goes another sacred cow.  Chewing gum is actually good for you, especially if it contains the sweetener, xylitol.  Xylitol is a natural wood sugar that has been found to actually prevent tooth decay. Further, chewing gum helps to stimulate saliva production which raises...
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The Doc Working His Magic

Unfortunately this patient was punched in the mouth trying to break up an altercation and needed some emergency work. This case was actually more difficult that it might appear, as the coloration of her teeth were somewhat unusual–multi-colored variations, and somewhat darker than normal. The...
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Mercury and Amalgam Fillings

You may or may not have heard the nation of Norway has banned mercury -containing amalgam fillings, more out of concern from what I can read for the environment, than for health reasons. The ADA and the National Institutes of Dental and Craniofacial Research in...
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Who Says Gum Health Isn’t Important?

Some new research coming from two Johns Hopkins physicians is linking periodontal disease and Rheumatoid Arthritis.   I’ll try to make this as non-technical as I can, for the article described a pretty complex process and was a very technical article. A bacterium, A. actinomycetemcomitans (ya had...
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Congratulations Dr. Joseph Heher – Inducted into ICD

Sa Membership into the College, which has chapters in more than 120 countries, is offered to outstanding dental professionals who can demonstrate they’ve made significant contributions to the profession, their community and have been thoroughly vetted through a rigorous peer review process.  Only 3-4% of...
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