Month: February 2021

Jada Review: Oral Manifestations of COVID 19

The coronavirus outbreak has been at the forefront of news each week since what seems like forever, and I don’t anticipate the news slowing down anytime soon. Fortunately, new breakthroughs in vaccines have calmed the storm – though reports of new strains and new… Continue Reading “Jada Review: Oral Manifestations of COVID 19”

Stinky Breath? Maybe it’s A coated tongue

Have you ever taken a peek at the back of your tongue and noticed a white, yellow, or brownish plaque coating your tongue? Have you also been told, or noticed, that your breath is a little unpleasant? This could be a case of coated… Continue Reading “Stinky Breath? Maybe it’s A coated tongue”

Diabetes and Oral Health

Diabetes is the seventh most common cause of death in the United States, accounting for more than 87,000 deaths in 2019¹. Unfortunately, diabetes isn’t quite understood by the general population, and many individuals fail to recognize the gravity of the disease on their health.… Continue Reading “Diabetes and Oral Health”

What is a Corneal Arcus?

During a patient exam dentists take note of more than just the teeth. We look at facial symmetries, shape of the nose, bone structures, and the list goes on. Another important area to focus on is the appearance of the patient’s eyes. Conditions such… Continue Reading “What is a Corneal Arcus?”

What Are Dry Sockets?

If you’ve ever had a tooth taken out, your dentist has more than likely discussed with you the possibility of dry sockets. Dry sockets are nothing to mess around with, and we are going to talk about just what they are and things we… Continue Reading “What Are Dry Sockets?”

Another Reason to Visit Your Dentist: Oral Cancer Screenings

How often does your medical doctor do a thorough examination of your mouth and surrounding structures? How often are you visiting your medical doctor in the first place for a checkup?? We know it is recommended to see your dentist ideally twice a year.… Continue Reading “Another Reason to Visit Your Dentist: Oral Cancer Screenings”

Tobacco And Its Effects On Oral Health

Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable disease, disability, and death in the United States. CDC, 2021 For most of us, we’ve been told about the dangers of tobacco and its detrimental effects on our health since we were children. The cat’s been… Continue Reading “Tobacco And Its Effects On Oral Health”

Infective Endocarditis: Behind the Conditions

The guidelines for when to premedicate with antibiotics have been laid out and can be found on the American Dental Association’s website7. This post will cover some information on each condition that premedication is called upon for IE. We know that prophylactic premedication for… Continue Reading “Infective Endocarditis: Behind the Conditions”

What is a Tooth?

Our teeth have essentially three parts: The outer Enamel, middle Dentin, and inner Pulp. Enamel: The hardest tissue of the body, even harder than bone, that helps protect the softer inside of the tooth1. This is the first line of defense against acids and… Continue Reading “What is a Tooth?”

It Is Super Bowl Red Friday

Please wear your red accordingly.