Entries by alkiadmin

Do you see notches in your mouth?

Do you see notches similar to these in your mouth? You might have abrasion. People often confuse this with gum recession, and sometimes gum recession accompanies root abrasion, but not always. What is abrasion? Abrasion is the loss of tooth structure by mechanical forces from a foreign element.  Tooth structure is composed of crown and root. The root portion […]

Amalgam vs Composite – Which one is better?

Amalgam is the old style of dental restoration and is a very strong material that can last decades. There is much concern and controversy about the mercury in amalgam fillings and when people develop health problems, it can be difficult to isolate the cause. One research from Anglen in  2015  indicated that the occupational exposure to Hg from amalgam may increase the […]

How Breastfeeding Affects Your Child’s Oral Health

CHOOSING TO BREASTFEED a child is a personal and special decision for a mother. Not only does nursing provide a valuable bonding experience for mother and baby, it also has many health benefits, such as decreasing the child’s risk of SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome) and lowering the chances of mom developing breast and ovarian cancer. But […]

How Your Oral And Overall Health Are Linked

WE’VE SAID IT BEFORE AND WE’LL SAY IT AGAIN… taking care of your teeth and mouth is more than just about cosmetics, it’s about your health! When you think of being healthy, your mouth probably isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. But your oral and overall health are more intertwined than you think.