Scientists at the Tufts University School of Engineering in Medford, MA have invented a sensor that helps you monitor what you eat. Until recently, the ability to accurately track your daily food intake has been fairly unreliable.Read more
Wow! Is it 2018 already? Where did the years go? Today we all live very busy lives. The years seem to pass so quickly and we often don’t realize that it may have been 10 years since we last saw a dentist. Although some may have stayed away on purpose, others had every intention to book an appointment but forgot.Read more
The other day we had a patient (who happens to be a teacher) running late for her dental appointment. When she arrived at the office she informed us that one of her students had their tooth knocked out during gym class.Read more
AUTHOR Marlena Mondino
JulChances are you do not have oral cancer, but wouldn’t you like to know for sure? Oral cancer screenings are done at Innovation Dental
Do these images below look familiar to you? Are you experiencing blisters, noticing unusual lumps or bumps, crust formations or white and red areas on the tongue, lips, gums or other area of the mouth that will not go away?Read more
AUTHOR Marlena Mondino
JulThe Facts on Fluoride
- Stops or even reverses decay process (keeps the enamel stay strong by preventing loss of minerals) and reduces sensitivity
- Can find in drinking water from community water supply, toothpaste, mouthwash, tablets, drops
- Dentist’s provide rinses, varnishes, gels
- No scientific evidence that fluoridated water has causes disease or illness
- Fluoridated toothpaste alone is not enough, that’s why we need other sources
- Fluoride + children: children under age of 3, guardians should consult dentist prior to using fluoridated toothpaste (over use of fluoride during tooth development can lead to fluorosis)
- Fluorosis are very faint white spots that appear on the tooth (does not affect the function or health of the tooth, only appearance)
- Areas of fluorosis are actually more cavity resistant
- Applied only by professionals
- Agents painted on teeth after cleaning
- Hardens on tooth and stays on for 4-6 hours then brushed off, releasing fluoride gradually over months
- Great for children due to less gagging and less swallowed
Fact: healthy gums do NOT bleedRead more
Here are some conditions that can be caused by stress:
Cold sores and Canker sores
Mostly caused by stress. If the lesion doesn’t heal within a 2-week period, it can be a sign of oral cancer. Call us for an oral cancer screening!
TMD Temporal Mandibular disorder
Most often, TMD is known as clenching or grinding(bruxism). It is usually a subconscious habit occurring during sleep. It results in jaw joint irritation, tooth sensitivity, cracked/bent teeth, wearing teeth, headaches, facial muscle pain, and neck pain. Call us for a consultation for a night guard or other treatment interventions of the worn dentition!
Increased cortisol levels
This is caused by stress which induces the bodies inflammatory process. Increased inflammation leads to increased gingivitis. Regular/routinely cleanings are important to help reduce infection/inflammation. Book your cleaning appointment today!Read more
AUTHOR Marlena Mondino
MayHappy Victoria Day!
Wishing all our wonderful Patients a Happy and Safe Victoria Day Long Weekend!
We all try to brush our teeth twice a day, and eat healthy foods as often as possible, but somethings that we think are actually good for our health, are not the greatest for our teeth. Here are some examples:
Brushing before you eat
When you eat acidic foods, such as oranges and apples, they tend to soften your enamel. When your enamel is soft and you use something abrasive on them, it will remove some of that enamel and leave your teeth feeling very sensitive. That is why it is recommended to brush your teeth before you eat something acidic, so that your enamel is still strong and won’t be removed.
Chewing on ice
A lot of people like chewing on ice as it is low in calories, and on a hot day, it can cool you off. However, it does have its downsides. Ice is very hard and can cause damage to your teeth, like cracks and chips. It can also cause jaw issues if chewed on for a long period of time. So always be cautious!
Sipping your wine
Some wines tend to have their health benefits, for example red wine. It can help with lowering your cholesterol and heart disease, but it is also acidic. Sipping your wine means more exposure to acid little by little, and this can ruin the enamel on your teeth. Try to mix some water with your wine, one sip of wine, on sip of water, to relieve the amount of acid exposure on your pearly whites.Read more