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Oral Appliance Therapy for Snoring

Snoring is the sound of partially obstructed breathing during sleep. While snoring can be harmless, it can also be the sign of a more serious medical condition known as obstructive sleep apnea. Obstructive sleep apnea occurs when the tongue and soft tissues fall back into the throat during sleep, totally blocking the airway. This has [...]

By | 2017-02-23T12:05:57+00:00 November 30th, 2013|Blog|

Burning Mouth Syndrome

Burning mouth syndrome (BMS) is a painful, frustrating condition often described as a scalding sensation in the tongue, lips, palate, or throughout the mouth. Although BMS can affect anyone, it occurs most commonly in middle-aged or older women. BMS often occurs with a range of medical and dental conditions, from nutritional deficiencies and menopause [...]

By | 2017-02-23T12:05:57+00:00 August 29th, 2013|Blog|

Stem Cells in the Gingiva May Have Important Medical Applications in the Future

Stem cells found in mouth tissue can not only become other types of cells but can also relieve inflammatory disease, according to a new Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC study in theJournal of Dental Research. The cells featured in the study are gingival mesenchymal stem cells (GMSC), which are found in the gingiva, or [...]

By | 2017-02-23T12:05:57+00:00 August 10th, 2013|Blog|

Periodontal Disease and Heart Disease

Several studies have shown that periodontal disease is associated with heart disease. While a cause-and-effect relationship has not yet been proven, research has indicated that periodontal disease increases the risk of heart disease. Scientists believe that inflammation caused by periodontal disease may be responsible for the association. Periodontal disease can also exacerbate existing heart conditions. [...]

By | 2017-02-23T12:05:57+00:00 July 15th, 2013|Blog|

Keep Dental Implants Healthy to Avoid Peri-Implant Diseases

Peri-implant diseases are inflammatory conditions affecting the soft and hard gum tissues around dental implants. Similar to a natural tooth, bacteria can build up on the base of the implant, below the gum line. Over time, the bacteria irritate the gum tissue, causing it to become inflamed, damaging the tissue and if not caught early, [...]

By | 2017-02-23T12:05:58+00:00 June 23rd, 2013|Blog|