Author Archives: David A. Zadik, DDS

Drinking Alcohol May Worsen Periodontal Disease

The more alcohol people drink, the worse their periodontal condition may be, according to a new study in the Journal of Periodontology. The findings show that men and women who consume at least four alcoholic drinks per week have worse periodontal status than those who drink less than that amount monthly, or who do not […]

American Oral Health Could Use a Brush-up

New data on tooth decay and cavities among American adults reveal the sad state of our pearly whites. More than 25% of American adults ages 20 to 64 have untreated tooth decay, and 91% have one tooth — or more — that has been treated for tooth decay or needs to be. Read more at […]

Why Falling Asleep Without Brushing Your Teeth Is Actually Pretty Darn Gross

The question: Just how gross is it really if I forget to brush my teeth before bed every once in a while? The answer: Bad news: It’s pretty gross.   You probably already know that the American Dental Association (ADA) recommends brushing those pearly whites twice a day. You also probably know that brushing your […]

Case Study – Replacement of Old Silver Fillings (amalgams)

While the research is still inconclusive as to whether silver/mercury amalgams are harmful to your health (via mercury leeching, we often find the problems of cracks around and cavities under amalgams more of an immediate problem to take care of). Old silver fillings are a factor in teeth cracking, a common occurrence in people in […]

Healthy Teeth for a Healthy Baby: Establishing the Link between Oral Health and a Healthy Pregnancy

It is now believed that infections account for 30% to 50% of all premature and low-birthweight deliveries. Gum diseases are among the infections that can lead to these outcomes. However, gum disease can be easily treated and prevented – far more easily than the problems that can result in infancy when gum disease goes untreated […]

What You need to Know to Keep Your Child’s Smile Healthy!

1. At Home Care Brushing and flossing are at the core of great care. Adults as well as children should be brushing twice daily, along with developing proper daily flossing techniques. Having healthy eating habits also helps reduce risks, as frequent intake of carbohydrate— rich or sugary foods increase the chance of tooth decay. 2. […]

Not All Whitening Systems Are Created Equal

Most over-the-counter whitening systems are one-size-fits-all affairs. They have to be, to fit as many people as possible. Thankfully we have some of the best whitening products tailored to your needs, with custom-fitted trays for at-home treatments or just the right light intensity and duration in our office. The system I’d like to focus on […]

Sleep Apnea

While many of us might not consider seeking out the advice of a dentist to achieve a better nights sleep, you should know that certain dentists are trained to provide solutions to those suffering from Sleep Apnea. What is Sleep Apnea? In simple terms Sleep Apnea is a chronic medical condition where the affected person […]