Category: Tip of the week

Link between Alzheimer’s and gum disease.

You don’t only prevent cavities in your teeth by keeping good oral hygiene, researchers at the University of Bergen have discovered a clear connection between gum disease and Alzheimer´s disease. The researchers have determined that gum disease (gingivitis) plays a decisive role in whether a person developes Alzheimer´s or not. The bacteria in gum disease [...]

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Neck of tooth cavities

Cervical caries develops in the neck of the tooth, one of the most vulnerable parts of the tooth site where the coronal part of the tooth makes connection with the gums.   It starts as a rough white chalk zone, which generates that more plaque can adhere to this area, then go dark until it [...]

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NORTH PACIFIC DENTAL WINS FOR SECOND YEAR IN A ROW, WHATCLINIC.COM AWARD FOR EXCELLENT CUSTOMER SERVICE North Pacific Dental, in Tamarindo has been recognised with an award for excellent customer service by healthcare search engine, based on feedback by customers over a twelve month period. The award is based on feedback from patients, and [...]

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Nail biting leads to teeth grinding

Anxiety disorders affect approximately one in six adult Americans, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. A new study by Tel Aviv University researchers, published recently in the Journal of Oral Rehabilitation, finds that anxiety experienced in social circumstances elevates the risk of bruxism — teeth grinding which causes tooth wear and fractures as [...]

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Prevention is the key

Teeth and gums are vulnerable to wear, and it’s during your 50s and 60s that problems often start to show up. Most of patients in this group have large fillings, and that’s where we often see cracked fillings or enamel, in patients over 50. When a tooth is repaired, it’s never as strong as the [...]

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Oral Health Aisle at the supermarket

Oral Health Aisle at the supermarket There are infinite items at the Oral health aisle at the supermarket, I have seen people take decisions based on price, color and even amount of product. But what to look for when you faced a wall of options with no plan or when you did not established your [...]

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The future of oral health care is personalized medicine

Study Claims that annual Dental Cleaning May Be Enough for Some But people at risk of gum disease need more frequent appointments, researcher says Published on MONDAY, June 10 (Researchers from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry) A study that stated  “For many people, once-a-year dental cleaning may be enough to prevent gum disease [...]

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Advantages of Digital Dental X-Rays

What is dental digital x-ray? And why is it useful? Digital radiography is a form of x-ray imaging where sensors are used instead of traditional photographic film intraoral, with sensors placed inside the mouth, the digital image runs through a cable that is link ta computer that interprets the signal and give as a top [...]

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Improve your health

Guess what? A cavity isn’t just a black hole in your tooth. It’s an infectious disease. A tooth infection can usually only be detected by an X-ray, and sometimes when the tooth start to hurt. If you’re sensitive to cold and sweets, or experience pain biting on a tooth, you might have a cavity. If [...]

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Dental Emergencies

There are a number of simple precautions you can take to avoid accident and injury to your teeth. One way to reduce the chances of damage to your teeth, lips, cheek and tongue is to wear a mouthguard when participating in sports or recreational activities that may pose a risk. Avoid chewing ice, popcorn kernels [...]

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