Coconut Oil Toothpaste Alternative

coconut oilYou’ve probably heard about the wonderful effects of coconut oil. You can cook, clean, wash your face, condition your hair, and even prevent tooth decay with this versatile, natural product that can be found coconut oilin almost any grocery store. A recent study by the Athlone Institute of Technology in Ireland has shown that coconut oil toothpaste alternative can serve yet another purpose as ‘an effective alternative to chemical additives’ in most dental hygiene […]

Chronic Bad Breath: Can It Be Treated by a Dentist?

Xerostomia   There are many causes of chronic halitosis. Since a lack of saliva leads to oral odor, it makes sense that conditions such as acid reflux or postnasal drip, which cause chronic dry mouth (xerostomia), would lead to chronic bad breath. If your mouth is constantly dry and you do not have a treatable condition or disease, follow these tips for how to treat dry mouth. Poor Oral Hygiene Those who don’t regularly brush […]

TMJ Disorders

TMJ (temporomandibular joints) are your jaw joints, located inside your jaw directly under your ears.  TMJ are the most sophisticated joints in your entire body.  These joints control your jaw movements during mastication (chewing), speaking and smiling.  Although they are the most sophisticated, yet TMJ are also the most delicate due to their continuous use, both at day and night and the strong nature of our powerful jaw musculature. TMJ disorders (TMD) are symptom related […]


  • Root Canal Therapy

A diagnosis of periodontal disease is made by your dentist or dental hygienist in the course of a periodontal examination.  Every regular dental check-up should include this sort of evaluation. To evaluate the health of the gums, a small dental instrument called a periodontal probe is gently utilized to measure the sulcus (the space or “pocket”) between the gum and each tooth.  A healthy sulcus should not measure more than three millimeters, and should not […]

Periodontal Disease

The meaning of the word periodontal is “around the tooth”.  Periodontal disease occurs when the gums and jaw bone deteriorate, thereby damaging the natural support for the teeth. The most common cause of periodontal disease is plaque—a sticky film composed of food debris, saliva, and bacteria.  If plaque is allowed to remain on the teeth, it quickly transforms into calculus (also called “tartar”).  When calculus and plaque remain on the teeth, they can cause destruction […]

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