These Jelly Beans can tell you how much longer you will be around to brush your teeth. Each Jelly Bean represents one day of your life. How many beans does the average person have? We know how bad Jelly Beans can be for your teeth (dental cavities), and gums (periodontal disease) .... but Jay M. Marks, DMD found a good use for them.
Kissing someone with gum disease, will give you gum disease- True or False, asks Danbury CT dentist Jay M. Marks, DMD
Actually this is not true, and gum (periodontal) disease is not contagious, explains Danbury, CT. dentist Jay M. Marks, DMD. However, gum disease is an infection of the gums, where they can become red in color, enlarged (swollen), & bleed easily. This condition can advance to periodontitis, where there is recession of the gums, and reduction of the jawbones which keep the roots of the teeth stable. As this progresses, teeth can become loose and eventually fall out. CONTINUE -->
This seed is from one of the first human grown plants known to man, explains Jay M. Marks, DMD, and has been valued for over five thousand years. It has high contents of zinc, magnesium and calcium. This seed also dissolves dental plaque and strengthens our jawbones and the enamel of our teeth explains Dr. Marks. Nutritionists like this seed since it has a lower calorie count and less fat, & higher amounts of protein than almonds. History shows our ancestors found other uses for this seed. Over 3500 years ago in Egypt, it was a favorite medicine, and in Babylon, it was combined with honey to maintain beautiful youthfulness. It even helped in wartime, as the Roman Legions consumed it to strengthen and energize themselves. CONTINUE -->
Can you possibly guess what this is a dental X ray of? Before Dr. Marks reveals the shocking answer, lets learn why dental x rays are important.
X rays are the eyes that allow dentists to see areas that can’t be seen by the naked eye: between our teeth, inside our teeth, under our gums, inside the bones of our jaws and skull etc. Your dentist can diagnose the eruption and position of incoming teeth, tooth impactions, dental cavities, the beginning of dental abscesses and infections, gum disease, jaw bone resorption leading to tooth loss, the extent of injuries (broken teeth or jaws), tumors, aid in the placement of dental implants, and diagnose osteoporosis in older patients. CONTINUE -->
Multitasking while brushing and flossing – Should you do it !?!!? asks Danbury CT dentist Jay M. Marks, DMD
The burning question is can you, or should you multitask when you brush or floss your teeth. This leads us to find out some interesting information about how our brain works, and will surprise you as it did Danbury, CT dentist Jay M. Marks, DMD.
This is our first participation post, where we ask you do something that you think is easy, but find out that your brain is dumber than you thought, no matter how hard you try. :-) CONTINUE -->