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Aug 31

From Yahoo! News– First off, why do teeth stain? The color of teeth darkens with age, from food and drinks such as coffee and tea, and from cavities. In-office and take-home teeth whitening are designed to work against stain caused by age and diet. The 2 types of whiteners are surface whiteners and bleaches. Surface whiteners […]

Aug 21

University of Florida College of Dentistry researchers are creating a sports mouth guard that could revolutionize sports. Sensors in the mouth guard can measure heart rate, saliva, and body temperature. The mouth guard also has gyroscopes to measure collisions. Data can be read on the athlete’s smart phone. The researchers hope to have a version […]

Aug 14

A recent CBS online article highlighted 8 tips for a healthy transition back to school. One of the tips was to get a dental check-up. “According to the CDC, tooth decay is one of the most common chronic conditions among children and results in a staggering number of missed school days. Good oral hygiene is […]

Aug 08

About 80% of American adults have some form of gum disease (gingivitis and periodontitis). Let’s review the more serious disease, periodontitis. Periodontitis is a disease of the gums and bone around teeth. When plaque accumulates along the gum line, the gums get inflamed and red. This is called gingivitis. If the plaque does not get […]