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Dentists Can Help U.S. Adults Tackle GERD

Posted by on Jan 20, 2017 in Featured, Fluoride Treatment, Preventive Dentistry, Sealants, Teeth Cleanings | Comments Off on Dentists Can Help U.S. Adults Tackle GERD

Healthline says that about 20% of the population suffers from gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). While GERD can affect all ages–babies, children, teens, adults–it is typically more common in aging populations. And while the condition mainly affects your GI tract, it also has negative effects on your oral cavity. Sometimes stomach acids will just seep up into the esophagus, but other times these acids can make their way up to the throat and mouth, increasing the likelihood of tooth decay. And most adults don’t need one more thing that wears down their enamel, according to Oral issues you need to be aware of as you get older Wearing down enamel All the chewing, grinding, and hard impact that your teeth are put through over the years can take a real toll on their health. Not to mention any breakages, chips, or other trauma your teeth may have been exposed to which may result in even worse consequences down the line. Over time your teeth are gradually worn down from continued use or from damage, and this erosion diminishes the hard protective outer layer of teeth – the enamel – which cannot be naturally regained once it’s lost.   To combat enamel loss, be aware of habits that may be speeding up damage done to your teeth and try to stop them as soon as possible. These habits included chewing ice or other hard things like pens and pencils, grinding your teeth, clenching your jaw, and playing high impact sports without an athletic mouthguard. If you are prone to unconscious teeth grinding or clenching, ask your dentist about being fitted for a mouthguard you can wear while sleeping to protect your teeth. Frequent consumption of highly acidic foods such as fruit juices, citrus fruits, coffee, and soft drinks is also a culprit for enamel erosion as the acids eat away at the protective layer. Try to substitute water for acidic beverages and brush your teeth 30 minutes or so after consuming acidic foods to stop the acids from attacking your teeth before they can start. Since the acids weaken enamel, waiting before brushing is important to avoid causing extra harm. If you suffer from GERD along with’s previously mentioned habits, it may be beneficial to make some lifestyle adjustments to prevent decay. It’s also important to keep your dentist appointments, since teeth cleanings, sealants, fluoride, and the like can all help. You can learn more at Along with worn-down enamel, GERD can cause dry mouth. Adults with dry mouth not only have bad breath, but their mouths are perfect breeding grounds for bacteria . . . which of course, leads back to decay. However, has a good solution to the problem: Study Shows OraCoat® XyliMelts® Oral Adhering Discs Effectively Treat Acid Reflux Gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD), more commonly known as acid reflux, describes a chronic digestive condition in which an accumulation of stomach acid in the esophagus creates symptoms. Acid reflux affects about 30 percent of the population on a weekly basis and is known to contribute to or cause a number of medical and dental problems including heartburn, sore throat, laryngitis, cough, halitosis, and tooth decay. The condition is also associated with sleep disturbance and can have a negative effect on nighttime comfort and overall quality of life.   The study aimed to prove if XyliMelts, recently rated by a Clinicians Report® survey as the most effective remedy for alleviating dry mouth† could produce similar results in treating patients suffering from acid reflux, which is often managed by prescribed and over-the-counter medications that prevent excessive acid production ....

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In the Future, Caries May Be Not Always Be Treated with Fillings if Prevention Fails

Posted by on Jan 13, 2017 in Featured, Fluoride Treatment, Home Care, Preventive Dentistry, Sealants | Comments Off on In the Future, Caries May Be Not Always Be Treated with Fillings if Prevention Fails

While many of us may run to the dentist as soon as something painful occurs, the truth is, we should be more eager to go when things are alright. Preventive dentistry services are really where patients focus should be–while restorative procedures are a blessing for dental caries, nothing can restore the functionality of your enamel. Besides going to the dentist, what else can you do to prevent decay from taking hold? An article released in December has some good ideas: Which Treatments are Most Effective for Caries Prevention? The most widespread diseases in “civilized populations,” with a prevalence of 40% in 7-year-old boys and 85% in 17-year-old boys, the study authors noted. However, some evidence has shown that dental caries incidence in 5- to 17-year-olds has decreased around 36% in recent decades, with half of children caries-free. With that in mind, the researchers from Italy conducted a comprehensive literature search in four databases for systematic reviews of treatments for preventing caries conducted by “renowned” scientific institutions and published from 2002 through 2015. They found 30 eligible systematic reviews that met all of the study’s requirements, 20 of which were conducted by the Cochrane Oral Health Group. Four researchers independently reviewed the articles that were identified. The researchers summarized the results of the reviews, dividing them into three categories by treatment: Fluoride gel, toothpaste, and mouthrinses Pit-and-fissure sealants Fluoridated supplements, water, and milk Overall, they found that topical application of fluoride gel and fluoride supplements appear to be convenient and inexpensive methods of reducing caries. Also, pit-and-fissure sealants and fluoride varnishes appear to effectively reduce caries risk, they concluded. Read full article here . . . Fluoride gels and supplements are not only convenient, but much more affordable than major restorations. For more information about fluoride and other preventative care, be sure to look at: You may be wondering, what if these preventative methods fail, what are your options? Thankfully there are quite a few different fillings materials (silver amalgam, porcelain, gold, composite) which can be used depending on your budget, aesthetic needs, insurance coverage, etc. And perhaps one day, patients may be lucky enough to repair their teeth through other means after decay. Take a look: Study Offers New Treatment for Larger Caries January 9, 2017 — Soon you might be treating your patient’s caries with a collagen sponge filled with a drug — first tested to treat Alzheimer’s patients — that stimulates the natural ability of teeth to restore dentine. A study published January 9 in Scientific Reports by researchers in the U.K. documented a new method of stimulating the renewal of living stem cells in tooth pulp. While still needing human clinical trials, this approach may allow large cavities to be repaired without the use of cement or fillings. “The simplicity of our approach makes it ideal as a clinical dental product for the natural treatment of large cavities, by providing both pulp protection and restoring dentine,” stated lead study author Paul Sharpe, PhD, in a press release. “In addition, using a drug that has already been tested in clinical trials for Alzheimer’s disease provides a real opportunity to get this dental treatment quickly into clinics.” Sharpe is the head of the craniofacial development and stem cell biology division at the King’s College London Dental Institute . . . After removing caries decay, a tooth’s soft inner pulp is exposed, and a natural dentine repair process begins. This process uses a form of stem cells in the patient’s mouth that becomes new cells. These cells release a form of reparative dentine, according to the study authors....

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Pediatric Dentistry Should Focus on Preventative Methods

Posted by on Jan 6, 2017 in Preventive Dentistry, Sealants | Comments Off on Pediatric Dentistry Should Focus on Preventative Methods

Sometimes parents get in the mindset that dental problems–like cavities–aren’t too big of a deal. After all, that’s why you go for the dentist for a filling. However, we should all evaluate how we use our dental visits: are you going in to fix a problem or are you going in to prevent a problem? Ideally it should be the latter, especially when it comes to our children’s health. And even though children’s primary teeth will eventually fall out, these teeth are still quite necessary to not only avoid infection and pain, but to help children get proper nutrition (children aren’t going to want to eat crunchy celery if their teeth hurt) and to help them develop proper speech patterns. To combat dental caries, the CDC recommends that parents look into preventative methods like dental sealants, whether at their local dentist’s office, or through programs like Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). In fact, just released a study last month about how sealant programs in schools were cost-effective: School-based Sealant Programs Save Money Programs that provide dental sealant to children at schools are cost-effective and prevent the need for many fillings, according to a new study published in the December issue of Health Affairs.   The results, which were published in Health Affairs, provide useful information for comparing school-based sealant programs with other alternatives. These programs typically provide sealants at little or no cost to children attending schools with a large population of low-income families who do not receive regular dental care.   “Increasing sealant prevalence among low-income children could save society money and decrease toothaches and their sequelae,” the study authors wrote (Health Affairs, December 2016, Vol. 35:12, pp. 2233-2240).   The study was led by Susan Griffin, PhD, a health economist in the division of oral health at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and included other researchers from the CDC and U.S. universities . . .   The authors added that baseline screening data from the school-based sealant programs in the states included in their analysis found that the programs were serving children at high risk for cavities who were unlikely to use clinical dental services. A third of them had at least one cavity needing treatment in a permanent or primary tooth, compared with the national average of 20%.   “In the absence of access to restorative care, prevention becomes even more critical to long-term dental health,” they concluded. Of course this study did point out that labor costs are a concern, especially when the program requires more than one dentist on-site. However, the long-term benefits should outweigh the initial costs. Because sealants can cut down infections from cavities and the need for fillings, inlays, onlays, extraction, root canals, and the like, it’s well worth a community with many low-income families to look into these kinds of programs. A post by Sarah Fossum outlines some more benefits of dental sealants: 3 Reasons to Consider Sealants for Your Child Cavities are the most common chronic disease among children and that untreated decay affects 19.5% of 2- to 5-year-olds and 22.9% of 6- to 19-year-olds.   Luckily there are sealants, which can reduce childhood tooth decay by more than 70%. A dental sealant is a thin, plastic coating that prevents food and bacteria from getting stuck in the grooves and pits of molars and premolars.   It’s recommended children get sealants once they get their permanent teeth. Here are 3 reasons why: 1. Extra Protection Children are just learning about dental hygiene and may not be properly removing food and plaque from every nook and...

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