I could not have chosen better

My initial thoughts on dental implants were with hesitation but, having gone through the experience at the excellent M.I.C. I wish I had had them sooner. My first visit for a consultation with the totally professional Dr Santos was so relaxed and friendly my confidence was established straight away and I decided to go ahead.…

Mouthwash Helps Reduce Both Plaque and Gingivitis

If you have been skipping out on using mouthwash thinking that it is unnecessary, reconsider. Research that was just recently published in an issue of General Dentistry, a clinical journal of the Academy of General Dentistry, indicates that by using a germ killing mouthwash can help to significantly reduce plaque and gingivitis when it is…

The Causes of Gingivitis

You have probably heard about gingivitis since you were a little child. Your parents may have warned you that you would get it if you didn’t take good care of your teeth. They were right. Gingivitis does come from people not taking good care of their teeth. Gingivitis comes from a build-up of bacteria that…

Our Modern Diet is Making Our Teeth Rotten

A recent study that looked at the evolution of teeth over the past 7,500 years shows that today we have less diverse oral bacteria than in the past. Scientists believe that this has contributed to chronic oral diseases. The authors analyzed the DNA of calcified bacteria on the teeth of humans throughout history, from present…

New Evidence of Fluoride’s Usefulness

After it being a mystery for 50 years, scientists are now able to tell how having fluoride in drinking water, mouth rinses, and toothpastes is able to prevent decay of teeth. Their latest findings appear in the ACS journal Langumir. Karin Jacobs and her colleagues explain that even though there is about fifty years of…

Pregnant Women Need More Dental Care

  Pregnant women may not be getting the dental care that they need. There may be many reasons for this including that these women don’t go to the dentist because they are not concerned about their oral health or if they are concerned that dental treatment will have a negative effect on their pregnancy. There…