Dentists often get asked questions about whether an electric toothbrush is better than a manual toothbrush, especially because the research online regarding this topic is often mixed and/or unclear. The official position of the American Dental Association (ADA) is that both electric toothbrushes and manual toothbrushes work equally well, depending on the patient’s brushing technique…

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Antibiotics are generally used to treat bacterial infections in the body, and sometimes they are used as “prophylaxis.” In other words, antibiotics may be used to pre-empt any infections that may occur following any situation that your physician deems as a risk for your health. Yet, there are a variety of situations where antibiotics are…

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Teeth whitening is a cosmetic dental treatment that helps to brighten up your teeth for a noticeably whiter smile. There are multiple ways to whiten teeth, one of the safest and most effective is in-office professional whitening when compared to methods like whitening toothpastes, and over-the-counter (OTC) whitening kits. According to a survey conducted by…

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Diabetes and Dentistry

Diabetes is a serious condition that compromises the body’s ability to control its blood sugar levels, leading to a multitude of health problems (including dental health issues) if left uncontrolled. Insulin, a hormone produced by the pancreas, helps to control the body’s blood sugar and transport it to the cells for energy. Someone suffering with…

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