Bridging the Gap between Dentist and Patient Communication

helpful site Many avoid the dentist for many reasons. Some of these reasons include: fear, anxiety and the stigma of going to the dentist. There is even the joke “that was a much fun as going to the dentist” in  a sarcastic tone. Now University of Florida research hers have discovered that difficulty understanding and using health information, a skill known as …

Could Red Wine Helps Prevent Cavities?

There has been another benefit linked to red wine. It has been well documented that red wine helps the heart and heart conditions. Now, a study suggests that red wine helps prevent cavities. Research published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry revealed grape seed extract helps prevents cavities. Cavities, gum disease and tooth loss are caused by the …

How Does the ObamaCare Affect Dental Practices

One of the biggest topics of today’s time in health care and in dentistry is The Affordable care Act or commonly referred to as ObamaCare. Both dentist and patients have been wondering how does the ObamaCare affect dental practices? First, let’s look at two known facts about ObamaCare. First, pediatric dental care is considered an essential benefit for plans sold …

Botox Treatment of TMJ

Botox is one of the worlds most known cosmetic treatments, but there are also some medical uses as well. Dentist use Botox to treat TMJ (Temporomandibular joint disorders ).  TMJ or temporo-mandibular joint connects the lower jaw or the mandible to the temporal bone which is a part of the skull. It is a complex intermixing of blood vessels, nerves, …

Non-prepared veneers-Pros and Cons

Dental Veneers are used to improve the cosmetic appearance of the teeth and a person’s entire facial appearance. They can be shells or wafer thin laminates which come in tooth colors and can be made of myriad materials like ceramic, porcelain or composite bonding material. These are cemented or attached to the front of teeth to improve and correct their …

PerioChip® – The latest in Fighting Periodontal Disease

There is a new weapon in fighting periodontal disease here at Progressive Dental, it’s called PerioChip. PerioChip® is a unique biodegradable chip, which contains 2.5 mg of Chlorhexidine Gluconate that has been shown to be an effective and safe treatment for reduction of pocket depth (PD) in patients with adult periodontitis with a PD greater than or equal to 5mm, …

Dentist Explanation of How To Treat Oral Cancer

Though a diagnosis of oral cancer is not the death sentence it used to be, a diagnosis of oral cancer needs immediate attention. Many still get frightened at the word, cancer. So how do you treat oral cancer?   There are treatment options out there to beat the cancer. If the biopsy shows that cancer is present, your doctor needs …

How your dentist can spot oral cancer?

Close to 42,000 Americans will be diagnosed with oral or pharyngeal cancer this year. It will cause over 8,000 deaths, killing roughly 1 person per hour, 24 hours per day (oralcangerfoundation.org).If you do or have abused alcohol or smoke, or have at one time performed oral sex, of have cancer in your family history, it would be a good idea …

Higher Risk of Oral Cancer When Alcohol and Tobacco Are Used Together

When one thinks of oral cancer causes the first thing that comes to mind is tobacco products. There is so much in the media that mention the ties between products such as tobacco chew or cigarettes and oral cancer. Yet there is actually a connection to alcohol and oral cancer as well? Even more is when  someone uses both alcohol …