Category: Teeth

American Dental Association Provides New Guidelines on Opioid Use

February 14th, 2024
New guidelines from the American Dental Association are cracking down on the use of opioids for tooth pain. New Guidelines The guidelines state that non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs taken alone or alongside acetaminophen should be the first-line… more »

Chronic Bad Breath? Probiotic Bacteria Might Help

December 28th, 2022
When it comes to persistent bad breath, the types of probiotic bacteria found in fermented foods may help ease the odor, a new study suggests. Bad Breath Study An analysis of previous studies revealed that certain bacteria taken as supplements could h… more »

Is the Pandemic Affecting Your Teeth?

September 30th, 2020
  Has your jaw been feeling sore lately? Have you been having dental issues? The pandemic may be the cause.   Increase in Damaged Teeth   Pandemic-related anxiety is affecting our country’s mental health. That stress in turn, leads to clenching and… more »

Teeth can Provide Archive of Adult Lifespan

April 1st, 2020
New research suggests a tooth material called cementum can provide an archive of the entirety of the adult lifespan. Teeth Reveal Person’s History The materials that form teeth build in layers, like tree rings. As new layers form, evidence of a person… more »