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Toothbrushes: Electric or manual?

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Are electric toothbrushes that much better than a manual, traditional toothbrush?  When we look at the literature, there are conflicting results: some papers will say that there is no difference and others will state that an electric toothbrush is much more effective at removing plaque.  What is more important than the actual toothbrush is the way you brush and how frequently.  The whole purpose of brushing is to remove the build up of material on the teeth that accumulates on a daily basis.  This build up of plaque and tartar causes cavities.  If the buildup goes below the gum line, it can contribute to gum disease (this why it is ...

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Dental infections don't just infect your teeth!

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One of the most common misconceptions is that dental infections can only infect your mouth.  A lot of people think, "it's only a broken tooth, I can just live with the pain or I will get to it eventually."  Recently hospitals have been seeing an increase in hospitalizations from tooth abscesses.  Hundreds of thousands of people show up in the emergency room every year with a toothache that has spread out of control.  A bottom tooth can cause such severe swelling that it can block your airway causing suffocation.  When the swellings become this severe it requires hospitalization, and several days if not weeks to months of antibiotics and is ...

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Dental CT Scans Can Show Blockages in the Arteries of Your Neck!

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A large percentage of patients that receive dental implants have a dental CT scan.  This scan is different from a medical CT in the sense that has much less radiation and it only images the head and neck.  Dental professionals use these scans to evaluate bone levels, pathology, virtually plan implant placement, and many other applications.  However, these scans also provide us with other incidental but important information.  

CT Scan Findings

One such finding is the presence of calcifications (build ups of calcified plaque) of the main arteries in the neck (carotid artery).  These calcifications have been linked to increased risk for atherosclerosis, stroke, brain atrophy, and compromised circulation in both ...

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Are silver fillings harmful to my health?

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One of the biggest controversies in dentistry over the past 10 years has been whether or not silver fillings (dental amalgams) are harmful to your body.  Silver fillings have been used for over 100 years.  However, since they do contain small amounts of mercury, many patients are afraid of mercury poison.  In August of 2009, the American Dental Association released a statement that "Dental amalgam is considered a safe, affordable and durable material that has been used to restore the teeth of more than 100 million Americans...amalgam is a valuable, viable and safe choice for dental patients."  These statements are supported by numerous studies and systematic reviews. While dental amalgams ...

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See a dentist before joint replacements

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Your Oral Health Can Affect Your Physical Health

If you or a loved one will be undergoing joint replacement, seeing a dentist beforehand can reduce your chances of infection following the surgery.  Harmful bacteria from the mouth can spread and infect your new joint.  See the following great article! http://www.aaos.org/news/aaosnow/feb11/clinical2.asp

Contact Our Dental Office in Doylestown, PA

If you have any questions or concerns about your oral health, please contact Doylestown Dental Group to schedule an appointment. Our team will be happy to answer all of our questions. 

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