Month: November 2021
Do You Need to Premedicate?
> An issue that causes a great deal of confusion is whether or not patients need to premedicate before a dental procedure. While your physician may recommend one thing, your dentist might say another, and as a patient, this can be stressful and anxiety-inducing. In today’s episode, Dr. B sheds light on this topic and talks about why you don’t need to premedicate if you have a prosthetic joint. He also gets into why this is such a complex issue and offers advice on whatRead More
How to Stop Clenching to Prevent Gum Recession
> For today’s episode, we are focusing on clenching, looking at some of the root causes, risk factors, and links to gum recession. This is an important and complex topic that comes up a lot in dental work, with some notable progress being made in understanding it in recent decades. It is also a great proxy through which we can see the differences between a strictly academic approach to dentistry and a more functional and experienced approach. Although there are differences between clenching and grinding,Read More
How to Treat a Topical Cavity
> There are many factors that can attribute to cavities, many of which, play an important role in the management of oral hygiene. In today’s episode, Dr. B goes dives into an explanation behind the factors that need to be addressed when taking oral care into consideration. He shares some key points regarding the dry mouth condition, how your diet factors in, oral hygiene including toothpaste recommendations, flossing, and biofilm management, and genetics. Dr. B also reminds us that it is important to try andRead More
Can Breastfeeding Give my Child Cavities?
> As the parent of a young child, there is a lot of internal and external pressure to give them the best possible start in life. But what if it’s not always clear whether something will have a positive or negative impact? Our question this week comes from Anna, a lactation consultant who is concerned over the correlation she has seen between breastfeeding moms and cavities in young children. In today’s episode, we hear from Dr. B about the benefits of breastfeeding, why it doesRead More
What fixes pulpitis?
> While many of us have experienced tooth pain, it seldom becomes fatal. This was not the case in the past, and world history would probably be vastly different if we had 21st-century dental care readily accessible across the ages. Welcome back to Ask the Dentist podcast, where today we ask Dr. Burhenne “what fixes pulpitis”? Tune in to find out what pulpitis is, why the pulp of the tooth is so important, and how it can lead to serious health issues if left untreated.Read More
What’s The Future of Functional Dentistry?
> As a functional dentist, Dr. B is used to being asked what functional dentistry is. However, this week, this question comes with a twist as fans ask Dr. B what he is most excited about in functional dentistry. Tune in to discover Dr. B’s journey to functional dentistry, from sleuthing as a child to setting up a directory globally for fellow functional dentists. Find out how functional dentistry ultimately saves lives and money, and why (despite this) the ADA doesn’t yet accept it asRead More
How Deep Is The Connection Between Gum Disease And COVID-19 Complications?
A new study published in the Journal of Clinical Periodontology came up with an interesting fact that there is a strong association between periodontitis and the complications of COVID-19. After examining more than 500 COVID-19 patients the researchers could deduce that those who had gum disease were at a greater risk of getting admitted into ICU, or put on a ventilator support and even more likely to die. Why Did The Researchers Suspect A Connection Between Gum Disease And COVID-19? Though Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, the virusRead More
Healing Craze Lines and Fractures with Hydroxyapatite
Cracked teeth are the third most common reason for tooth loss.1 But when it comes to your teeth, a crack is not just a crack. You may have what looks like cracked teeth, but it may just be a craze line or craze fracture. Cracked teeth may be an emergency, but a craze line is a cosmetic issue. Dentists often find it challenging to define cracks in teeth. There are so many different degrees of cracked teeth, with each one requiring a unique solution. InRead More
Are Permanent Retainers the Right Choice for You?
Retainers are appliances you should wear once you remove your braces. They are either permanent or removable. A permanent or fixed retainer is, basically, a piece of metal wire attached to the inner side of your teeth. The metal wire is glued to your teeth to hold them in place so that they don’t move back to their pre-braces position. Your orthodontist may advise you to use a removable retainer for the upper teeth and a fixed retainer for the lower. As fixed retainers areRead More
ACTEON Group excited for ADF 2021
PARIS, France: The ACTEON team is very happy to be able to meet its partners and customers once again at the 2021 French Dental Association Conference and Exhibition (ADF 2021) in order to share its latest innovations with them and to interact with the dental industry. The company will showcase several innovations related to the workflows that dentists, surgeons, hygienists and assistants use in their daily practice and will explain how these workflows make daily procedures more efficient and effective. Mai Fieldswww.trilliumdentalclinic.comRead More