Using Preventive Antibiotics Before a Dental Visit

by Jason 2/20/2014 8:00 AM

Before certain dental procedures, preventive antibiotics, otherwise known as antibiotic prophylaxis, may be administered to people with specific heart conditions, such as a heart transplant, heart murmurs or artificial valves.... more...

Diabetes: Chronic Disease with Dental Effects

by Jason 11/26/2013 8:00 AM

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 26 million Americans suffer from diabetes. Even more troubling, another 57 million—about a fourth of U.S. adults—have pre-diabetes. This means their blood sugar levels are higher than normal, but not yet high enough for them to be classified as diabetic.... more...

Tobacco and Your Oral Health

by Jason 5/30/2013 8:00 AM

If you are a smoker, take out one of your cigarettes and break it in half. You just saved 11 minutes of your life.

Now, take that whole pack and throw it in the trash. Guess how many minutes of your life you just saved? 220! Can you believe that? It’s almost like magic. You just extended your life by 220 minutes in the 3 seconds it took you to throw that pack out.
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