We all know the warnings about drinking to much alcohol- ask any police officer with handcuffs, but is it possible that red wine could be healthy for you and your mouth? – The answer is revealed by Danbury CT dentist Jay M. Marks, DMD. --> CONTINUE
CNN reports that those who have red locks are more sensitive to dental pain than all others. Clairol (Natural Instincts) has no data on natural vs. artificial hair color, so it may be safe to assume that the study refers only to natural born redheads.
These findings pertain to dentistry, in that red heads may need more anesthesia to be as numb as the rest of us. Dr. Marks states, that the American Dental Assoc. (ADA) reports, that being anxious about dental treatment causes red heads to be 2 times more hesitant to see their dentist. This applies to both male and female patients. D. Sessler, MD, of the Cleveland Ohio Clinic, one of the researchers, states red heads require more local and general anesthetics. This is why they have a higher rate of not obtaining dental treatment, due to their poor past dental experiences.
Can this be true? It turns out that SOME Gummi Bears CAN fight the bacteria that cause decay, explains Danbury Dentist Jay M. Marks, DMD. What you need to find, is candy made with xylitol, which is a substitute for sugar. Xylitol is also common in sugarless gum. The secret ingredient that fights decay is the xylitol.
A recent experiment with children showed that kids who ate the bears with xylitol 3 times/day over 6 hrs, had less dental plaque and bugs.
Our Fav mermaid, Scuba Suzi, asks Danbury CT cosmetic dentist Jay M. Marks, DMD – if teeth bleaching is safe.
We need to keep Suzi safe, so the question becomes (and Shakespeare asks): “To whiten, or not …………(we know what he asked :-) From your local pharmacy, to your favorite Dentist’s reclining chair, there are a number of ways to lighten and brighten those pearls. But Suzi wants to know if it works and if it is safe! - and Dr. Marks answers.
Here are some facts to know before you journey down this trail, or swim down this coral head.