Your mouth is designed to function with all the spaces filled, with twenty-eight interacting teeth. When spaces are left empty, at first nothing happens but soon the teeth on either side of the space begin to collapse inward, and the opposing teeth start to move causing abnormal tooth alignment, which can cause other complications such as: Bone loss; the jaw... read more »
Despite the clear link between oral health and overall health, the percentage of adults who see a dentist on a regular basis is declining. Research is a part of a growing body of scientific work on this subject, showing an association between the importance of proper oral hygiene for overall wellness. We, at Brenner Dental of Park Slope, support these findings. Our blog is our way of sharing with you the latest advances in dentistry. We will post articles and information to keep you informed, and we support you in creating and maintaining great oral health for you and your family.
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While studies indicate early detection of oral cancer can result in a survival rate of 90%, too often warning signs are ignored, and delayed diagnosis means survival rate plummets to 40%. What can cause oral cancer? • Two-thirds of oral cancer are linked to smoking tobacco • Smokeless tobacco increases the risk of oral cancer by 15% • Drinking alcohol... read more »
Did you know that your oral health offers clues about your overall health? Reported by the Mayo Clinic, studies suggest oral bacteria and the inflammation associated with a severe form of gum disease (periodontitis) might play a role in some diseases. Your oral health could contribute to various diseases and conditions such as; Endocarditis, Cardiovascular disease, Pregnancy and birth complications,... read more »