Archive for August, 2013
Not one, but two recent studies suggest that a certain type of bacteria found in the mouth may trigger colorectal cancer, the second leading cause of death from cancer among Americans. Both studies published last week suggest that if a certain type of gut bacteria is found in the mouth it can influence the immune […]
While sitting in the waiting room at your dentist’s office, you wonder what steps your dentist will take to stop your toothache. A filling or root canal perhaps? After x-rays have been taken and your dentist has examined you, he tells you, “The tooth must be extracted.” Although a dentist will try to save a […]
Do you feel like your mouth is so dry your tongue sticks to the roof of your mouth? You may be suffering from xerostomia, better known as dry mouth. Dry mouth occurs when your salivary glands do not produce enough saliva to keep your mouth moist, and unfortunately this condition is a normal sign of […]
Your cholesterol is high; your doctor’s advice – cleanse your mouth with an iodine based oral rinse. Sound far fetched? Actually, according to a recent study, a new oral rinse has shown it can lower LDL cholesterol levels as well as fighting gingivitis. The results of a recent study has shown that a new oral […]
The heart of our practice is the many families who come to our office from the Odenton area, from as far as Annapolis, Baltimore, Washington, D.C., and beyond. We welcome patients of all ages. Dr. Mark Gasbara is a proud father of five children himself. Dental care is most effective when it begins in childhood. Children who learn good dental hygiene at an early age tend to be encouraged to maintain good dental habits and are more likely to carry those healthy habits into adulthood. Dental care is most effective when it begins in childhood.