A Dental Blog by Dr. Joseph Heher at Smiles! Matter
A caution on toothpaste with young children
Watch the amount of toothpaste your child uses and observe your child brushing until you are comfortable they are not swallowing the toothpaste.Read
New Study Links Gum Disease-Causing Bacteria to Alzheimer's
Learn more about the link between gum disease-causing bacteria and Alzheimer's.Read
Salivea for Dry Mouth
Learn about a new product for dry mouth relief.Read
Filling Toxicity: Composite vs Amalgam
If it comes down to a choice between extraction or amalgam, I’ll take amalgam any day of the week.Read
Periodontal Disease After 30
Dr. Heher discusses a 2015 study by the CDC that revealed 46 percent of the adult population over 30 years of age had periodontitis.Read
Is Chewing Gum Good for You?
Chewing gum is actually good for you, especially if it contains the sweetener, xylitol.Read
Mercury and Amalgam Fillings
You may or may not have heard the nation of Norway has banned mercury -containing amalgam fillings. Dr. Heher discusses this event.Read
Who Says Gum Health Isn’t Important?
Some new research coming from two Johns Hopkins physicians is linking periodontal disease and Rheumatoid Arthritis.Read
A Word of Caution on Mouthwashes
Most potent mouthwashes are alcohol based, and alcohol is a carcinogen. There are studies out there that link alcoholic mouthwashes to oral cancer.Read
Congratulations Dr. Joseph Heher - Inducted into ICD
Joseph M. Heher, DDS, FIDC, was inducted into the preeminent and renowned International College of Dentists.Read
A Caution Using Toothpaste
In a relatively short period of time using an abrasive toothpaste can cause cold-sensitive teeth. I am not a proponent of “whitening” toothpastes.Read
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