1. Doctors Urge Parents to Save Their Kid’s Baby Teeth! Here’s Why!

    17th August 2016 by thecourtyardclinic

    denti di bambinoResearch carried out at the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) found that baby teeth contain valuable stem cells that have the potential to turn into just about any type of cell.

    The stem cells from baby teeth can actually be used to repair the damaged cells in the mouth. These stem cells are classified among the most powerful in the human body because they can proliferate much faster.

    There are a number of global services that can store your child’s baby tooth for a fee. If your child ever needs a bone marrow donor, this would eliminate that need.

    Read the full story here
    http://www.davidwolfe.com/doctors-urge-parents-save-kids-baby-teeth/


  2. Bridging the Gap with Dental Implants

    15th August 2016 by thecourtyardclinic

    Smiling senior woman with new dental implants sitting in the dental office and looking at the mirror

    Dental implants are the preferred option today in replacing missing teeth, compared to dentures and bridges.

    Dental implants look as good as natural teeth — and are permanent since the titanium screw fuses to the jaw bone.

    The dental implant is inserted by a dentist or oral surgeon in only two visits. The titanium root is installed during the first visit, after which the gum is allowed to heal before attaching the crown.

    Read the full story here
    http://www.webmd.com/oral-health/features/dental-implants-teeth


  3. How Brushing Your Teeth Could Prevent Cancer: Twice Daily Scrub Reduces Bacteria Linked To Bowel Tumours

    by thecourtyardclinic

    A new study indicates that regularly brushing the teeth may help to prevent bowel cancer. Brushing helps to prevent a type of bacteria called fusobacterium from traveling through blood to the bowel where it could trigger cancer or cause the worsening of the existing tumours. The researchers are investigating how the bacteria get into the bloodstream.
    Read more here
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-3733276/How-brushing-teeth-prevent-cancer-Twice-daily-scrub-reduces-bacteria-linked-bowel-tumours.html


  4. British Dentists Issue Rebuttal about Extractions

    13th August 2016 by thecourtyardclinic

    It’s a big controversy right now, whether NHS dentists are extracting too many teeth. Here’s a rebuttal and commentary from a BDA chairperson. Mick Armstrong, the chair of the BDA, says that the reality is that the NHS contract system has failed. The fact is that the majority of dentists want a change.
    Read more here
    http://www.dentistry.co.uk/2016/08/08/nhs-dentists-accused-of-extracting-teeth-unnecessarily/


  5. Why Your Gums Bleed after You Brush Your Teeth

    by thecourtyardclinic

    Little boy brushing teeth with a toothbrush

    If every time you time you brush your teeth, you end up spitting blood, then you have gum disease. Gingivitis or mild gum disease is the chronic buildup of bacteria laden plaque and tartar on the teeth.
    The longer plaque stays on the teeth; it will lead to inflammation of the gums close to the teeth. Brushing teeth will therefore irritate the gums causing bleeding. The buildup of plaque also leads to the formation of cavities.
    People should practice good oral hygiene to get rid of gingivitis and to prevent gingivitis. Brushing twice every day and flossing once at night will prevent the buildup of plaque.
    Read the full story here
    http://www.menshealth.com/health/what-bleeding-gums-mean?

    Image courtesy of https://stock.adobe.com/


  6. NHS Dentists Accused Of Extracting Teeth Unnecessarily

    11th August 2016 by thecourtyardclinic

    The headlines have been strong, suggesting that NHS dentists are unnecessarily extracting teeth in their patients since it makes them more money. The investigation by The Times further claims that teeth extraction is carried out to avoid giving complex treatment that would otherwise save affected teeth.

    Do you believe it? Stay tuned for a statement from the NHS. In the meantime, have a conversation with your dentist about their approach to dentistry – whether they believe in “saving” teeth.
    Read the full story here
    http://www.dentistry.co.uk/2016/08/08/nhs-dentists-accused-of-extracting-teeth-unnecessarily/


  7. Olympic Athletes at Greater Risk of Poor Oral Health

    by thecourtyardclinic

    The Oral Health Foundation is encouraging Olympics athletes to take good care of their teeth. A study carried out by the foundation indicates that elite athletes have a higher risk of dental erosion and cavities compared to people who trained less. The constant snacking on bars, gels, and sports drinks lower the PH of the mouth to below 5.5 increasing both erosion and decay.

    Read more here

    http://www.dentistrytoday.com/news/industrynews/item/1149-olympic-athletes-at-greater-risk-of-poor-oral-health


  8. The Great Dental Rip-Off

    by thecourtyardclinic

    ZahnarztAn investigation by The Times has found that NHS dentists have needlessly extracted through surgery thousands of teeth from their patients all in the pursuit of profits. The reporters found that NHS dentists find it more lucrative to extract a tooth rather than to try to save the tooth.

    The motivation behind placing profit ahead of patients is borne from the fact that the system rewards them for cramming in as many patients as they possibly can. Dentist will therefore avoid the complex treatments aimed at saving the teeth and prefer to more straightforward extraction procedure.

    That’s one benefit of seeing a private dentist – as you can discuss the dentist’s philosophy on “saving teeth” vs. extracting them. It’s worth having the conversation.

    Read the full story here

    http://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/news/the-great-dental-rip-off-hmw95bx6g

    Image courtesy of https://stock.adobe.com/


  9. Four Ways to Keep Your Teeth Healthy

    by thecourtyardclinic

    Flossing may be getting a bad rap right now. But keeping your teeth and gums clean are still very important. These options are great especially for people who hate or forget flossing:

    1. Buy and use an interdental brush (it gets between teeth).

    2. You can use a water pik.

    3. Visit your dental hygienist regularly to remove both plaque and tartar.

    4. Brush teeth at least twice a day.

    Read more here

    https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/shortcuts/2016/aug/03/forget-flossing-four-ways-to-keep-your-teeth-healthy


  10. Stopped Flossing? Teeth Still Vital To Overall Health

    by thecourtyardclinic

    Dental hygieneResearch has increasingly shown that your dental health can have a significant effect on your overall health.

    The most common problems are teeth cavities and gum disease. People who have periodontal disease are at high risk of developing diabetes and heart disease because of the inflammation caused by gum disease and bacteria.

    That’s where good dental hygiene will help. Regular brushing (twice or more daily), flossing and rinsing help control gum disease — which reduces inflammation in the rest of the body and possibly lowers risk of diseases.

    Don’t give up flossing, as it is effective in removing food from between teeth. Flossing gets into those tiny crevices that a toothbrush cannot reach. Don’t risk developing gum disease based on the latest hype. Your teeth and gum health are vital to your overall health.

    Read the full story here

    http://edition.cnn.com/2016/08/03/health/teeth-flossing-overall-health/index.html


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