Day: November 18, 2021 (page 1 of 1)

How to Treat a Topical Cavity


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There are many factors that can attribute to cavities, many of which, play an important role in the management of oral hygiene. In today’s episode, Dr. B goes dives into an explanation behind the factors that need to be addressed when taking oral care into consideration. He shares some key points regarding the dry mouth condition, how your diet factors in, oral hygiene including toothpaste recommendations, flossing, and biofilm management, and genetics. Dr. B also reminds us that it is important to try and stay on the side of remineralization rather than demineralization. Tune in today!

Key Points From This Episode:

We discuss factors that need to be addressed with regards to cavities1. Dry Mouth; dehydration and mouth breathing 2. Diet; why it’s important to factor in what we eat in our daily diets3. Oral hygiene; biofilm management, flossing first and using the right toothpaste 4. Genetics; how your teeth form and why you don’t need to worry about itThe importance of working with a dentistXylitol and how it factors into oral hygiene managementWhy you should floss before brushingWhether or not flossing spreads the disease of decay; no it does not.The importance of staying on the side of remineralization than demineralization 

How to Submit Your Question:

Record your question for Dr. B at speakpipe.com/askthedentist 

Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:

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About Dr. Mark Burhenne

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Functional Dentist Directory

The Dental Diet by Dr. Steven Lin

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Should You Get Sealants For Your Child?


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When it comes to making dental health decisions for yourself or your children, it is easy to feel overwhelmed. There is no absolute right or wrong decision, so it is often about finding the lesser of two evils. This is why it is important to do as much research as you can, and to find credible sources that you resonate with. In today’s episode, Dr. B. talks about sealants and some of the research around these coverings. We hear about some of the potential adverse effects, when it is necessary to get sealants for your child, and what a good sealant insertion looks like. As with many areas of dentistry, this is a subject with a lot of gray areas, but the more you know, the better informed you will be, so be sure to tune in today!

Key Points From This Episode:

Some background on sealants, including what they are, how long they last, and their efficacyIt is difficult to get patients in at the right time if they need sealantsYou have to weigh up the good and the bad when it comes to dental decisionsSealants contain endocrine disruptors which have adverse long-term effectsWhat researchers have found about BPA exposure with sealantsHow Dr. B’s sealant insertion process worksBefore you put something in your body, you should do thorough research

How to Submit Your Question:

Record your question for Dr. B at speakpipe.com/askthedentist 

Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:

Ask the Dentist

About Dr. Mark Burhenne

Follow Dr. B on Instagram @askthedentist

Follow Dr. B on Twitter @askthedentist

Ask Dr. B a Question

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Signing the new Mouth Cancer Action Charter


Over the last year, 8,772 people in the UK were given the life-changing news that they have mouth cancer – this is one person every hour.
These numbers continue to rise while the disease claims more lives than cervical and testicular cancer combined.
The more we know about mouth cancer, the better chance we have of beating it.  This means knowing how to spot mouth cancer early and knowing where to go when we see something out of the ordinary.  It also means reducing our risk by cutting down on the things that cause mouth cancer.
Sadly, awareness of mouth cancer continues to be poor.
Only one-in-four know the early warning signs while knowledge of the main risk factors is as low as 15%.
Like all cancers, early diagnosis of mouth cancer is crucial.  Yet around two-thirds have never checked their mouth for signs of cancer.  Problems accessing health services during the pandemic has also led to a fall in referrals.
These factors all contribute to a scenario …
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