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 risk of tremors in practicing dentists. More studies of tremors, as well as sclerosis among dentist, are needed to confirm these findings. so amalgam can affect the health of those who deal with the material. At the moment, research is ongoing as to how it affects patients. Read more
WE’VE ALL BEEN TOLD (and many of us tell our children) that milk builds strong bones. But our nutritional and dietary preferences are not only widely varied, they also change from time to time. Does milk really “do a body good”? Some believe it does, and others believe it doesn’t. Read more
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 what effect can breastfeeding have on baby’s oral health and development?
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. Read more