Monthly Archives - August 2013

Healthy Lunchboxes for Kids Ensure Good Oral Health

Foods such as cheese, green apple, celery, green guava or green mango help prevent cavities. It´s important avoid: sugars, chewy candies, sodas, junk food and sweet bread. Foods that are included in school lunchboxes are strongly linked to oral health of children. Promoting to children a healthy and balanced diet, encourages good oral health. Every time you eat a food or drink that containing sugar, the bacteria that cause cavities starts to produce acids and the dental demineralization begins. According to Telma Rubinstein, [...]

Hormonal imbalance expose women to tooth loss

Dental implants for women at Prisma Dental • During pregnancy and menopause women develop diseases that can cause tooth decay. • The implants help replace missing parts and improve the appearance of the smile. As part of the different stages of life, women develop oral diseases that can cause loss of teeth, among these, gingivitis or bleeding gums during pregnancy, as well as burning or dry mouth along the menopause. Given this, dental implants become the best solution to recover the attractive [...]

Hypertensive patients require special care when visiting the dentist

The hypertensive patient requires special care when undergoing a dental examination or treatment. This is because longer bleeding and, in many cases, develop severe stress for the noise caused by the apparatus or the application of dental injection, which contributes to high blood pressure much more. According Thelma Rubinstein, Prisma Dental´s DDS, "hypertensive person tends to bleed more prolonged by their condition and because of the medicines they take, for example the aspirin, because it causes the blood structure change, [...]

Dental Services – Tooth Extraction

Exodontia or dental extraction is defined as the removal of a tooth from the mouth. This is usually performed as the last resource since your dentist will always do everything possible to salvage your natural teeth. The reasons why you need to have your tooth pulled out can vary, the most common reasons are: tooth decay, impact, impacted wisdom teeth and sometimes during orthodontic treatments permanent teeth might be pulled out in order to make space to accommodate teeth. A [...]

American dentists have the best job in 2013

U.S. News published their list of the 100 best jobs in America in 2013, and guess what made it to the top? Being a dentist. Each profession’s score is calculated from several components: 10-year growth volume and percentage, salary, employment rates, job prospects, stress level, and work-life balance. Some things were weighted more heavily than others (median salary accounted for 30% of the score while the work-life balance accounted for 5%). Dentistry earned a score of 8.4, while being a registered [...]

A Healthy Mouth in Six Simple Steps

Prisma Dental has made it their mission to provide easy and simple tips to support your oral health.   [star_list] [list_item] Give up cigarette: We all know that tobacco is not beneficial to overall health for it can lead to lung cancer.  In regards to your oral health; the chemicals in tobacco can lead to oral cancer.  Aesthetically nicotine and tar do not contribute to make your smile more attractive either; they will turn your teeth into an unpleasant shade of yellow.  Smoking will also [...]

10 Easy and Simple Tips for Whiter Teeth – Part 2

Want brighter, whiter teeth? Know what to do and what to avoid. This is part 2 of the article , 10 Easy and Simple Tips for Whiter Teeth you can find the first part HERE. On our first segment for this article we presented to you a couple of the most common whitening options available. However this article would not be complete without giving you tips about how to prevent those unsightly stains on your teeth. [star_list] [list_item] Drink Wisely There are plenty of drinks [...]

Oral health of adults in the United States

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES U.S. PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE Secretary of Health and Human Services This is the first report that has focused exclusively on oral, dental, and craniofacial health by the Surgeon General of the United States Public Health Service. The report was commissioned by the Secretary of Health and Human Services. The development of the report was guided by the following charge: To define, describe, and evaluate the interaction between oral health and general health and well-being (quality of [...]

Simple Solutions for Bad Breath

Bad breath is more common than you could ever imagine, in fact it has been reported that around forty million Americans suffer from halitosis or bad breath. This may impact your social life by making you self-conscious, sometimes even embarrassed. Luckily, Prisma Dental will give you a couple of simple and effective steps which you can apply to freshen up your breath [star_list] [list_item] Brushing and flossing is crucial Oral hygiene is crucial to maintain your breath fresh; the reason [...]

Affordable and Available Dental Care

The media in the U.K. recently has been full of stories about the inadequacy of dental care under the National Health System there. Here's a report about waiting lists from The Scotsman: “WHEN Caroline Dollemore-Hunt urgently needed a dentist to treat a painful problem with her teeth, she thought the NHS would provide one. But after being told she is 6,836th on the waiting list merely to be registered with an NHS dentist, she has become resigned to her teeth [...]