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The Rise of Geriatric Dentistry

The world’s population is both growing and aging. More people than ever before are surviving to their children’s adulthood – for many parts of the developing world a rarity only 50 years ago. While that’s good news, it also means that many more people are living with...

Lies, Damned Lies, and Implant Statistics

Dental implant design and clinical practice have reached a state where almost any patient can receive implant treatment and expect it to last for many years.  It’s an impressive achievement, which is why I get irritated when I see it overstated to the public. Here’s a...

What goes on in your mouth doesn’t necessarily stay in your mouth…

I suppose it’s a natural mistake to make, but we do tend to regard our oral health as a separate issue from our “health”, as though our mouths were quarantined from the rest of us by some invisible fence. It’s still a mistake, though. It’s now known that poor oral...

Drinking habits can affect your oral health

You may not know it, but a healthy mouth is home to hundreds of distinct species of microbe. To remain healthy, it’s important that they get along well not just with you, their host, but with each other as well. A rich diversity is highly desirable, to ensure that...