Monthly Archives: August 2016

Hidden Tooth Infections Boost Heart Disease Risk

Could an undetected infection at the root of a tooth be putting you at risk of heart disease? A Finnish study suggests it may. “Acute coronary syndrome is 2.7 times more common among patients with untreated teeth in need of root canal treatment than among patients without this issue,” says researcher John Liljestrand. Infection of […]

Sealants are a Proven and Effective Therapy for Preventing Cavities in Children and Teens

Study: Sealants may reduce caries by up to 80% By Tony Edwards, Editor in Chief, www.drbicuspid.com August 5, 2016 — Sealants may reduce carious lesions on the occlusal surfaces of permanent molars by up to 80%, according to a study jointly published by the ADA and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD). The authors […]