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First class dental | Issue 2. Spring ’19
April 1, 2019
HOW YOUR DENTAL APPOINTMENT CAN IMPROVE YOUR HEALTH
Many patients are on medication such as Zometa, Fosamax, Boniva, or Actonel to help treat and prevent osteoporosis. While these medications provide many benefits, they can also lead to side effects which affect your oral health. Healthcare providers and patients need to be aware of the signs, symptoms, and latest information regarding Medication-related Osteonecrosis of the Jaw (MRONJ).
Dental Guidelines for Patients Who Have or are at Risk for Medication-Related Osteonecrosis of the Jaw (MRONJ)
Medication-related osteonecrosis of the jaw (MRONJ) is a condition in the mouth characterized by areas of necrotic maxillary and/or mandibular bone that is often associated with soft tissue infection and pain. MRONJ can be seen in patients receiving antiresorptive or antiangiogenic agents for cancer, osteoporosis, and metabolic and developmental bone diseases...
What is the link between Sleep and Alzheimer’s Disease?
The body needs sleep to be healthy. Sleep is the time the body recovers and repairs itself. Scientist have discovered another important function of sleep and that is when the glymphatic system works to wash the brain of harmful proteins and toxins. The accumulation of toxic proteins such as beta amyloid and tau in the brain are associated with Alzheimer’s disease, researchers have speculated…
Dry mouth, or xerostomia, refers to a condition in which the salivary glands in your mouth don’t make enough saliva to keep your mouth wet. Dry mouth is often due to the side effect of certain medications or aging issues or as a result of radiation therapy for cancer. Less often, dry mouth may be caused by a condition that directly affects the salivary glands.
It May Be What You’re Taking
More than 400 types of medicine can cause dry mouth, including over-the-counter drugs for allergies and cold symptoms. Prescription drugs for high blood pressure, overactive bladder, and mental health problems can also cause it. Radiation can damage salivary glands, and chemotherapy can cause saliva to thicken and make your mouth feel dry...
Congrats to Dr. Cohen for passing his Board Certification Exam in Dental Sleep Medicine!
Board certification through the Academy of Clinical Sleep Disorder Disciplines (ACSDD) demonstrates extensive clinical knowledge an experience in providing oral appliance therapy to treat snoring and sleep apnea. It demonstrates that Dr. Cohen has the technical skill, in-depth knowledge and professional judgment to provide sleep medicine treatments.
Happy to welcome Christine Jones-Kerper
Meet Christine: Certified Dental Assistant
Christine join our dental family in 2019. She enjoys working with us because she gets to be part of a team that takes pride in their work and educates their patients. Every day, she comes in and does her best to serve her patients. She is also an emergency medical technician...
Obscure Dental Fact:
Vermont Law states, if you’re a woman and you want to get false teeth, you’re going to have to ask your husband for a written letter of permission. Now that’s just insanely crazy.
April 6th 2019 our office was proud to Support the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s (AFSP) at Lower Morelands “Out of Darkness Walk”
Because we need to change the culture.
Depression, bipolar, anxiety disorder, and other mental health conditions will affect 1 in 4 of us during our lives, and yet too often these illnesses go untreated. In the United States alone someone attempts suicide every minute...
Dry Mouth (Xerostomia) Medical Author: Steven B. Horne, DDS
Not all sleep is equal when it comes to cleaning the brain
Date: February 27, 2019 Source: University of Rochester Medical Center
Dana-Farber Cancer Center: Oral Medicine and Oncology