Antibiotics and Dental Implants
It is known that bacteria migrate from the teeth and may attach to a new implant and cause disease (peri-mucositis and peri-implantitis). Antibiotic pre-treatment could reduce the overall burden of intraoral bacterial and thus increase the survival rate of an implant. The science suggests that antibiotic pre-treatment does in fact reduce implant failure. This article reviews the current literature related to this strategy.
The Latest on Ozone Therapy in Dentistry
This white paper discusses the use of ozone therapy in dental practice. The history related to ozone use in dentistry suggests that as far as dental application goes, it is a relatively new therapy, having first been introduced into the clinical arena in the late 90s. In the early 2000s multiple research reports and at least one book was published on the clinical use of ozone to treat dental caries. This article reviews the published literature on Ozone that has accumulated in the literature since then.
Dentistry and Tardive Dyskinesia
Tardive dyskinesia is an involuntary movement disorder that can result from chronic use of a variety of medications including some that may be prescribed by a dentist. Oral movement behavior mimicking tardive dyskinesia can also occur in patients with ill-fitting dentures. What has been termed ‘edentulous orodyskinesia (ED)’ is a condition that can easily be confused with medication induced dyskinesia. This review article discusses TD and ED, medications that can cause the condition, and appropriate management.
Can Oral Cancer Risk Be Altered by Fruits and Vegetables
This white paper discusses the relation between the risk for oral cancer and consuming certain types of fruits and vegetables. The document shows that while eating certain types of fruits and vegetables can reduce such risk, other types can significantly increase that risk.
Baby’s Delivered by Caesarean may be at Greater Risk of Subsequent Dental Cavities
This white paper discusses the relation between the mode of delivery of newborn babies, whether vaginally or Caesarean, and the colonization of Streptococcus Mutagens in the oral cavities of babies, which are leading cause of dental cavities. It was found that babies delivered via C-section are at greater risk of dental cavities.