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Summer Sports and Mouthguards

June 17, 2019

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School’s out and you’ve emptied your gym locker until next fall. But while you’re stowing away the football gear, the basketball warm-ups, the field hockey sticks, and all the other equipment you’ve collected over the school year (that’s where that other shoe went!), be sure to keep one item handy: your mouthguard. Team and contact…
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UNDERSTANDING AND PREVENTING DENTAL DECAY

June 15, 2017

Dr. Paul Keyes, working at the National Institute of Dental Research (NIDR) in Washington D.C., accepted a referred patient from another dentist. The referring dentist couldn’t understand why the young women had so much dental decay. After questioning her, Dr. Keyes learned that she was a secretary. Every day she took a shot glass of…
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Gum Care: The Key to Keeping Your Teeth and Sweet Breath

June 15, 2017

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The health of the gums around the teeth is affected by how we cleanse our teeth and mouth. Bacterial plaque around the teeth and gums can lead to inflammation, a redness and swelling of the gums. Such inflammation may lead to gingivitis or periodontal disease, both of which can contribute to severe medical problems elsewhere…
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