Monthly Archives - August 2014

What Your Teeth Reveals

According to a study led by George D. Kamenov from the University of Florida, there is information in your teeth that can give clues of where you came from. Every part of our body contains vital information such as DNA, teeth are a great source of material from where for example archaeologists can collect data since they have the quality to preserve their shape, form and DNA information in time. Dr. Kamenov however has a different approach to analyze data [...]

Thirty Seconds is Enough for Permanent Enamel Damage

In earlier articles we mentioned how the PH in drinks can silently sneak into the the nooks and crannies in your teeth damaging your enamel. Lately dental researchers have discovered that many of the traditional soft drinks, sports drinks, fruit juice and other drinks with a high level of acidity present a “triple-threat” that can cause permanent damage in children´s teeth. These group of researchers have been able to demonstrate that within just thirty seconds of acid attack, the effects [...]

Top Trends in Dentistry

[star_list] [list_item] Aesthetics is the New Definition of Beauty We have come a long way, back in the 1960ś the main concern was tooth decay and tooth loss and although dentists did perform bridge and crown restorations it was far from the full-mouth restorations that are so common nowadays. Nowadays cosmetic dentistry is practically the norm and patients have high expectations, they want to be able to flash a new smile in practically no time and without a trace of pain and discomfort. [...]

A Quick Glance into Simple Cosmetic Dentistry Treatments

The following is a list of simple cosmetic dentistry treatments, all of them offered at Prisma Dental. We understand that medical terms can be confusing sometimes and it is our wish that you can have all of these terms explained in plain English, they might come in handy! [star_list] [list_item] Composite Bonding It is a material which looks like the enamel of your tooth and it is used to mend chipped, broken, decayed or discolored teeth. This material is usually made of resin [...]

Generations Caring For Your Oral Health

Toothpaste as we know it began to be marketed and became popular until the 1920’s while the foundation and basics of dentistry were published in the 1700’s. With each generation there are new discoveries which in turn catapult technological advances. We are at a point in history wherein the dental concerns of our grandparents can be easily solved with oral surgery, implants, crowns, veneers and more. And what is even more exciting is that more advances and discoveries [...]

Gum Graft Post-Surgery Care

A gum graft surgery is a very common procedure, and there are a couple of tips we would like to share in order to guide you through the healing period. Since you will be under a sedative in order to help you relax and make the whole experience painless, you will be under its effects. It is a good idea to arrange for someone to drive you home after the surgery. For the first two weeks it is recommended that [...]

Three Types of Gum Grafts

Gum recession many times goes under the radar because it is a gradual process. However this condition can progress into advanced gum disease which affects up to a 12% of adults. The procedure used to correct this condition is called gum tissue graft. Your oral surgeon will resource to any of these three types of grafts depending on your specific needs and the condition of your gums. Free gingival grafts. Candidates for this type of grafts are those who have [...]

HIV Patients Have Unique Oral Health Concerns

HIV-positive patients have a compromised immunity system, and in terms of oral health what has been found is that even when dental hygiene is at its best, tooth decay and gum disease as well as yeast, bacteria and viruses prevail. In the hope of shining some light upon this situation, Dr. José A. Vazquez, Chief of the Chief of the Section of Infectious Diseases at the Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University has been conducting a study. [...]

Prisma Dental the Decision You Will Not Regret

Good Morning Beautiful People! First of all, thank you for visiting our blog, we are floored that you have us as your reference when searching for your specific dental/oral-health concern. For us it is truly important that you let us know how we can provide you with the best information and advice there is. Just over a year ago, we decided to revamp our website so that it would be easier for your to have all the information you needed [...]

Gum Recession is Reversible

Gum recession is a very common problem, in fact it affects 4% -12% of the adult population and what is really a source of concern is that it practically goes unnoticed until it is very severe. Gum recession is the process wherein the tissue that surrounds your teeth pulls away thus exposing the tooth or even the tooth’s root. One of the most common signs of gum recession is sensitivity; if this condition goes unnoticed eventually it can damage [...]