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 symptoms seem to continue. In this short summary, we will illustrate…
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 tongue. To be fair, a malodor coming from your mouth (halitosis)…
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. In today’s post, we will explore what causes diabetes, the side…
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 as cataracts usually stand out easily at speaking distances. The opacification…
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 can do to avoid them – as well as discuss risk…
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. It is also recommended that your dentist provides an oral cancer…
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 out of the bag on tobacco for a while now –…
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 Infective Endocarditis is warranted if a patient presents with any of…
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 bacteria-causing cavities. 96% Inorganic Material: Calcium Phosphate in Hydroxyapatite crystals–this is…
It Is Super Bowl Red Friday
Please wear your red accordingly.