Showing posts from July, 2018

How can boosting Your Vitamin And Mineral Intake Protect Your Smile?

Boosting Your Vitamin And Mineral Intake Can Protect Your SmileBy Lucy Wyndham

Everyone knows that eating a good mix of vitamins and minerals is vital for optimum health, but did you know that these nutrients are just as essential for your dental health? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 47.2% of American adults have some form of periodontal disease. But with the right vitamin and mineral consumption and effective dental care, the nation’s tooth decay could be significantly improved.
A steady dose of fluoride Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral found in water which your teeth rely heavily on as research has found that it can reduce the rate of cavities by 60%. 95% of all leading brands of toothpaste contain fluoride and there are also prescription only ones available for those who need extra protection against cavities. Fluoride Alert details a whole host of ways in which you increase your fluoride consumption, including consuming processed foods and dr…

Antiplatelets & Anticoagulation Drugs: Dental Implications

Antiplatelets & Anticoagulation Drugs: Dental Implications
Dr Parmanand Dhanrajani (, MDS, MSc, MSC, FRACDS, FDSRCS, FFDRCSI Oral Surgeon
Dr Patrick Chung- Consultant anaesthetist MB BS (1st Class Hons), FANZCA Dr Mark Smith- BDS Manager, Clinical Quality and Safety Dr Christopher Ho- BDS, Dentist
Dental News Magazine - June 2018 issueAbstract Many patients with cardiovascular disorder, including coronary heart disease, cerebrovascular disease, atrial fibrillation and venous throm-boembolic disease, take antiplatelet and/or anticoagulant drugs. Over the last five decades warfarin has been the oral anticoagulant of choice and has been considered as mainstay of treatment. However, the frequent requirement for monitoring and multiple drug and food interactions have fuelled the need for development of newer oral anticoagulants. As a direct result of this, a new generation of oral anticoagulants has been developed to treat and prevent thromboembolic disorders,…

Sparkling Homes and Teeth: Preventing Infections Through Hygiene and Cleanliness

Sparkling Homes and Teeth: Preventing Infections Through Hygiene and CleanlinessBy Lucy Wyndham

The US Department of Health & Human Services stresses that environmental cleaning is a fundamental principle in the prevention of infection in healthcare settings. General standards of hygiene are also applicable to the home care setting in the prevention of diseases and to promote general & oral health. Cleaning prevents the growth of bacteria and the spread of viruses that make residents sick. Your home environment can pose a hazard to your physical and mental health. An atmosphere that is laden with bacteria and harmful toxins can find their way into your skin and mouth which will affect your dental health. Keeping home environments tidy and clean prevent infections and diseases that could impact oral and general health.
Basic Home Cleaning Strategies to Keep Oral Health Optimum Throughout the day, you touch many things in the house from food to non-food objects. When a surface is…