Answers to Common Questions and Useful Links


 

Answers to Common Dental Questions

The American Dental Association and the Academy of General Dentistry offer patients answers to a number of common dental questions. Information from these organizations is backed up by peer reviewed journals so you can be sure of its legitimacy…

A good synopsis of what the benefits of a dental implant are can be found at the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons website…

A fairly comprehensive, impartial and understandable article dental whitening systems can be found at the consumer search website. One part of this article with which our office strongly disagrees is where it reviews the in-office “light” accelerated whitening systems. We don’t utilize this technique because we feel it causes way too much sensitivity. Research also seems to show that the in office “light” only whitens temporarily by dehydrating the teeth. The lasting effect is done with take home tray whitening systems. We use a custom made tray that holds a whitening paste or gel. We’ve selected our current gel based upon its ability to whiten and limit sensitivity which some whitening systems cause…

There’s a great deal of research that appears to show that there is a link between heart disease and gum disease. Here’s a recent article that again shows more evidence of this link and may encourage readers to take better care of their teeth and gums…
 

 

Dental Trivia

George Washington’s false teeth were not wooden. This article details what they were made of. Now you’ll know why our first President never smiled in a portrait…

During the Devonian period boney fish with jaws that held teeth similar to ours ruled the Seas. The shark was humble by comparison. This article explains the evolution of teeth in fish…

The “Iceman” is the name given to the very well preserved frozen remains of a man found in a glacier in the Austrian Alps in 1991. Strangely enough the Iceman had no wisdom teeth and no cavities but his teeth were badly worn. By contrast modern man normally has wisdom teeth, cavities and teeth that aren’t very worn down. This website gives a good description of what a medical examination found out about this early man…


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