For all of us sweet tooths out there, the question ‘are artificial sweeteners bad for you?’ is one of utmost importance. The answer? Well, it’s a bit more nuanced than a simple yes or no. Artificial sweeteners haven’t been found to cause tooth decay, so that’s a point in their favor, but some may alter … Read more Are Artificial Sweeteners Bad for You? From Cavities to Cancer
It seems like every day we find more ways in which our mental health and our physical health are interconnected, and oral health is no exception. In fact, now more than ever, after two years of on and off isolation, fear, and a collective sense of heightened societal tension, we’ve seen first-hand how our physical … Read more Mental Health and Oral Health: What You Need to Know
Our mouths have been the focus of much research surrounding COVID-19 and its symptoms and side effects. We now know that many people who contract the novel coronavirus experience loss of taste, but further investigations by the scientific community bring to light other worrisome oral signs such as dry mouth, oral thrush, and even herpes-like oral lesions. Are … Read more COVID-19 and Taste, Dry Mouth, and Mouth Sores: Common Symptoms
Depending on where you live, we’ve now spent over half a year in some sort of lockdown, quarantine, or confinement, and by the looks of it we could very well ring in the new year with a virtual kiss at midnight. Apart from an initial closure, dentists’ offices around the United States have been open … Read more Six Things Your Dentist Wants You to Know During COVID-19
As the world wages battle against the new coronavirus, a much older war has yet to be won. More white Americans and citizens of the world are awakened to the reality that racism—covert and overt—exists and needs to be confronted. It exists in every facet of our lives and is overwhelming in medicine and dentistry. … Read more Racial, Language, and Geographic Disparities in Access to Dental Care
Lockdown gave us time to reflect on a lot of things. What was it for you? Your career? Your weight? Your parenting? What about your teeth? Although most dental offices have been closed for all but essential treatment, it seems that people have still been doing what they can to improve their smiles from home. … Read more What Has Lockdown Taught Us About Home Dentistry Solutions?