Archive for October, 2013

Burning Mouth Syndrome: Diagnosis and Treatment

A symptom that occurs more commonly in middle-aged and older women than any other group is burning mouth syndrome (BMS). BMS is described as a scalding sensation in the tongue, lips, palate, or throughout the mouth. Those who suffer from BMS may have a burning sensation all day long that subsides at night, or may […]

Athletes and Oral Health

Those athletes who reach the Olympics have trained intensely to reach that level and be ranked among the best athletes in the world in their particular sport. However, although these athletes are in optimum physical shape, many are overlooking an important part of their overall health – oral health. Recent research indicated that approximately half […]

New Surface Material Looks Promising for Dental Implants

A new dental implant surface shows great promise in reducing two of the main issues that plague implants – infection and separation from the bone.  Although most dental implants are successful, there is a small percentage that do fail due to infection or bone separation and a Michigan Technological University scientist is working to lower […]

Tooth Abscess and Treatment

A tooth abscess occurs when an opening in the tooth enamel allows bacteria to infect the pulp of the tooth.  This opening in the tooth is caused either by tooth decay or tooth trauma, such as a broken or chipped tooth.  The infection in the tooth can spread to the root of the tooth and […]