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Can a Tooth Infection Cause Depression?

Growing research and studies reveal the link between dental health and overall health. But, what about when it comes to mental health? Can a tooth infection cause depression? Is there really a connection between dental hygiene and mental health? There is. Positive oral health can enhance mental and overall health, while poor oral health can […]

Diet and Dental Health

Your body is a complex machine. The foods you choose and how often you eat them can affect your general health and the health of your teeth and gums, too. If you consume too many sugar-filled sodas, sweetened fruit drinks or non-nutritious snacks, you could be at risk for tooth decay. Tooth decay is the single most common chronic childhood disease, but the good news is that it is entirely preventable.

Scaling titanium implants may worsen peri-implantitis

Ultrasonic scaling of titanium (Ti) implants releases particles that not only vary by surface type but aggravate peri-implantitis, according to a new study. Researchers from Israel investigated whether ultrasonic scaling of dental implants done to manage peri-implantitis releases titanium particles that may induce inflammation and osteolysis. They also explored whether the response of the implants […]

Clinical trial to study mouthwash for fighting COVID spread

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Adams School of Dentistry has started a clinical trial to investigate how well mouthwash reduces viral load in patients with COVID-19. The trial aims to determine whether gargling with a mouthwash reduces or eliminates SARS-CoV-2 in patients’ mouths and lowers the chances of them spreading it to […]

The Advantages And Disadvantages Of Zirconia Dental Crowns

ZIRCONIA CROWNS INTRODUCTION Clinicians who wish to provide patients with excellent dental restorations often choose zirconia crowns. These crowns are chosen over conventional PFMs (Porcelain Fused to Metal) or full-gold crowns due to: ● Superior strength ● Durability ● Excellent aesthetics SOLID ZIRCONIA ● Has a natural translucency and opalescence ● Generally recommended for posterior […]