Dr Gregg explaining LANAP on ABC news.
What are Gomphotic infections you ask?
Gomphotic infections are gum disease infections. Teeth fit into fibrous socket-joints in the jaw bones called Gomphotic and these are the simplest of all fibrous joint systems and mouth bacteria are attracted to the top crevice area or the turtle neck-like collar of gum tissue that surrounds the teeth. Continue reading
Dentist voices whiplash worries
Made of 78.2 kilograms of rubber, steel and vinyl, it’s supposed to look and hurt like a human. It has arms. It has legs. It has a head. What it doesn’t have is moveable jaw joint. And this, says Dr. Greenacre, an Ottawadentist, is not only a major design fault in crash-test dummies, but one that has severe consequences for whiplash victims. Continue reading
Scientists are increasingly observing a connection between oral health and heart conditions. In a study published in the International Journal of Cardiology, researchers looked at two groups of patients – those who has suffered heart a recent heart attack and a control group – and found that the heart patients had noticeably worse oral health compared to the controls. This doesn’t prove that bad teeth and gums caused the heart attacks, but it does indicate an association between the two. Continue reading