Archive for August, 2015

Occlusion: What’s Behind a Bite?

Curated News: By Timberlake Dental curated from YourDentistryGuide.com – Image Courtesy of  Flickr -Bruce Tuten “When your dentist examines your occlusion, he or she is looking at how chewing forces, or those forces that occur when your teeth come together, could cause a breakdown of the teeth, gums, muscles and joints. Force is also exerted on your teeth when […]

Saliva: The Mouth’s “Bloodstream”

Curated News: By Timberlake Dental curated from YourDentistryGuide.com – Image Courtesy of  Flickr –  Silvia Viñuales “Saliva is produced and secreted by major and minor salivary glands lining the inner lip and soft palate. Chewing is the most efficient way to stimulate salivary flow. It causes muscles to compress the salivary glands, releasing saliva. The “mouth-watering” taste and consistency […]

Oral Rinses: Mouth Rinses and Mouthwashes

Curated News: By Timberlake Dental curated from YourDentistryGuide.com – Image Courtesy of  Flickr – jchwhite “An oral rinse (mouth rinse or mouthwash) is a liquid solution that you swish around your entire mouth – teeth, gums and tongue – to help promote oral hygiene, reduce oral discomfort, provide moisture to oral tissues or help with bad breath. Oral rinses may […]

Why Dental Work Is Emerging As The New Anti-Aging Procedure

Curated News: By Timberlake Dental curated from Forbes.com – Image Courtesy of  Flickr – Brent Gambrell “Getting your teeth fixed can be more effective than Botox. At least this is what aesthetic dentist Dr. Michael Apa tells me as he explains the noninvasive “Smile Lift,” an anti-aging procedure he created as an alternative to plastic surgery and dermatology.” See full article on Forbes.com […]

The Seven Scariest Dental Instruments from History

Curated News: By Timberlake Dental curated from DocsEducation.com – Image Courtesy of  Flickr – Partha S. Sahana “Patient safety and comfort are our most important values at DOCS Education. Today, we have the resources and technological sophistication to make these values a reality. However, for many centuries, dental tools were downright frightening—and patients were left with little choice: face […]

How to Tame Bad Breath

Curated News: By Timberlake Dental curated from TheWallStreetJournal.com – Image Courtesy of  Flickr – Andrea Castelletti “Everyone has a case of halitosis now and then. For some people, the condition can be chronic—and antisocial. Matthew Messina, a dentist in Cleveland, Ohio, and a spokesman for the American Dental Association, explains what is really behind bad breath and why a glass of red […]

Nutrition; The Basics

Curated News: By Timberlake Dental curated from MouthHealthy.com – Image Courtesy of  Flickr – with wind “Everyone knows that a balanced, nutritious diet is essential to healthy living. But did you know that eating patterns and food choices play an important role in preventing tooth decay and gum disease, too? You may eat with your eyes first, but your mouth, teeth, and gums are […]

What’s the Best Way to Whiten My Teeth?

Curated News: By Timberlake Dental curated from Time.com – Image Courtesy of  Flickr – ND Strupler “From whitening toothpastes and over-the-counter strips to dental office procedures, all tooth-whitening measures employ hydrogen peroxide to clean away stains. “The only differences are the concentrations of hydrogen peroxide employed and how they’re held against your teeth,” explains Dr. Matt Messina, an American […]

How often should I floss my teeth?

Curated News: By Timberlake Dental curated from Mouthhealthy.org – Image Courtesy of  Flickr – Hey Paul Studios “Flossing is an essential part of taking care of your teeth and gums. The American Dental Association recommends flossing at least once a day to help remove plaque from the areas between your teeth where your toothbrush can’t reach. This is important […]

Oral Health and Your Heart

Curated News: By Timberlake Dental curated from HealthHub.com – Image Courtesy of  Flickr – Neal Fowler “Gum disease and heart problems — there has been a long-standing belief that there is a link between these two health issues. Researchers speculate that bacteria in the mouth, which cause gum disease, move into the bloodstream and cause inflammation of the blood vessels. This, […]