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Artificial Sweeteners Can Boost Your Family Dental Health

The market for sugar alternatives has grown exponentially since saccharin was accidentally discovered in 1878. Today, saccharin has been joined by other FDA-approved zero-calorie artificial sweeteners, including aspartame (“Equal®” or “NutraSweet®”), sucralose (“Splenda®”) and rebaudioside A, derived from the stevia plant. You can also choose low-calorie alcohol sugars like erythritol or Xylitol. With rare exceptions,…

Master Illusionist Benefits from the Magic of Orthodontics

Magician Michael Grandinetti mystifies and astonishes audiences with his sleight of hand and mastery of illusion. But when he initial steps onto the stage, it’s his smile that grabs the attention. “The first thing… that an audience notices is your smile; it’s what really connects you as a person to them,” Michael told an interviewer….

Quitting Smoking Decreases Your Risk of Implant Failure

If you’re considering a dental implant as a replacement for a lost tooth, you’re looking at a restoration method with an amazing 95% success rate after ten years. But that being said, there’s still a risk, albeit quite low, the implant might fail. And if you smoke, the risk is slightly higher. In a recent…

Antibiotic Resistance Requires Action – and a Change of Attitude

The development of antibiotic drugs is widely considered one of the greatest medical achievements of the last century. Their widespread use has turned life-threatening diseases like cholera, strep throat or bacterial meningitis into manageable, treatable ones. It’s no exaggeration to say the antibiotics changed the face of healthcare, including dentistry. But this gleaming sword for…

Actor David Ramsey Says: Don’t Forget to Floss!

Can you have healthy teeth and still have gum disease? Absolutely! And if you don’t believe us, just ask actor David Ramsey. The cast member of TV hits such as Dexter and Arrow said in a recent interview that up to the present day, he has never had a single cavity. Yet at a routine…

Reasons to Choose All-on-4 Dental Implants

What you need to know about All-on-4 dental implants. If you have worn a denture for a long time, chances are you have lost some of the bone in your jaw. Your jaw bone functions to hold your teeth in; when you no longer have teeth, your bone will begin to disappear, a process called…

4 Reasons Why You May Need to See a Periodontist for Your Gum Disease

After treating you for periodontal (gum) disease for some time, we may suggest you see a periodontist, a specialist in gum conditions and diseases. There are a number of reasons for a referral, including the specific type of gum disease you may have developed. Here are 4 more reasons why seeing a periodontist might be…