Dry mouth or xerostomia
Hi, Having dry mouth is always troublesome, one of the effects of it is rampant decay. It is because saliva acts like a buffer and it reduces acidity bacteria producing as well as it carries mineral needed for replenishment of tooth surface. Saliva forms a film on tooth sufaceRead more.
Is there such a thing as too clean?
Hi, I remember my older sister always believed little bit of dirt is good for our children. Today I came across an article in Oral Health Journal of September 2011 written by Dr. John Hardie, asking the question: ” Can we be too clean for our own good?” andRead more.
Alcohol and Health
Hi, We are having a cold and damp day today, but inside it is quiet pleasant! Alcohol has systemic effect on Liver and Immune system. It causes replacement of healthy liver tissue with scar tissue. As a result it impairs liver function, which can eventually lead to fatal bleeding.Read more.
Silver filling and mercury, ( Dentist’s M word!)
Hi, The safety of mercury in our fillings has always been a big question in people’s mind. As one of my teacher’s in dental school used to say, we (dentists and dental auxiliary) are like canaries, which miners used to take into the mine and if they die, minersRead more.
Early Childhood Caries (ECC)
Happy Wednesday, Today we are going to talk about early childhood cavities. Some parents may ask why baby teeth are important. They are important because: 1) children use them for chewing, talking and let’s not forget cute smile. 2) If they develop cavities, they would hurt. If cavities are ignored,Read more.