Healthy Dental Tips Blog

Newborn having trouble nursing? Take her to the dentist. She might have baby tongue-tie!

Posted by Dr. Larry Korenman on Aug 23, 2014 5:16:33 PM

A newborn who is having trouble nursing may have a common condition known as ‘tongue-tie’ or ankyloglossia.  This condition is caused when a frenum – a small piece of tissue – connects the bottom of the tongue to the bottom of the mouth and restricts normal movement such as nursing or speaking.

We typically have three frenums in our mouth. You might be able to feel the frenum that connects the top of your inner lip to the top of your mouth, or the frenum that connects the bottom of your lower lip to the bottom of your mouth.  The third frenum connects the underside of your tongue to the bottom of your mouth, and is often the problem with children who cannot nurse.

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Topics: WaterLase Dentistry, Pediatric Dentistry, Dentistry, Dental Tips

Grow Human Teeth from Urine? Why not?

Posted by Svetlana Li on Aug 16, 2013 12:49:00 PM

It sounds like the plot of a science fiction B movie – growing human teeth from urine. And not only unusual, but a little disgusting as well. But to those who have lost teeth, that plot can sound like a dream come true. But how would that work exactly?

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Topics: Dental Technology, Dentistry

Billions Worldwide Suffer from Untreated Cavities.

Posted by Svetlana Li on Jun 14, 2013 4:30:00 PM

You are always afraid that when you visit your dentist, you’ll find out that you have a cavity. But due to your diligence in your oral hygiene, you haven’t yet heard that unpleasant announcement. You may think that with all of the dental products – such as floss, manual and automatic toothbrushes, mouth rinses – that the existence of the tooth cavity is becoming a memory, yet that isn’t true. In fact, worldwide, billions - 3.9 billion; that’s about half of the world’s population – have untreated cavities. That’s a lot of tooth decay!

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Topics: Safe Dentistry, Dentistry, Dental Tips

Are You A Part of Dental Laser History?

Posted by Svetlana Li on May 6, 2013 11:25:00 AM

When a patient sits in a WaterLase dentist’s chair, they may only think they are about to experience the absolute best/coolest/amazing way to take care of many dental situations.  What they may not realize is that they are also taking part in a major revolution in dentistry – that also has a very interesting history.

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Topics: Dental Laser History, WaterLase Dentistry, Dentistry

Donate to Kids’ Healthy Smiles

Posted by Svetlana Li on Mar 6, 2013 5:04:00 PM

As everyone knows, the cost of healthcare can be quite hefty, and in many cases, practically prohibitive. In these situations, parents may not be able to take their children to get dental checkups, and that is unfortunate. Learning proper dental habits and procedures early in life bodes well for great oral care – and the state of a person’s teeth and gums is a major indicator of a person’s overall health.

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Topics: Foods for Healthy Teeth, Kids, Dental Care Basics, Dentistry, Dental Tips

Dental Times in the Ancient Times

Posted by Svetlana Li on Feb 21, 2013 11:09:00 AM

Dental care has come an incredibly long way from ancient times, though for the lack of technology, there were some very advanced practices in the history of dentistry.

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Topics: Dentistry