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What is Biomimetic Dentistry?

 

There’s a new type of dentistry making a name for itself around the nation. It’s called biomimetic dentistry, and according to the Academy of Biomimetic Dentistry, it focuses on tooth preservation and conservation in order to reduce and eliminate root canals and crowns.

Dr. Bryan Schwarts, DDS, of Whole Health Biomimetic and Biological Family Dentistry in Pewaukee, Wisconsin, believes that the traditional ‘drill and fill’ ways of dentistry are hurting us more than helping us.

"As a biomimetic dentist, I believe that oral health has a strong connection and influence on the entire body," said Schwartz. "Prevention is always at the forefront of everything we do and if treatment is needed, the most natural, minimally-invasive way is the best solution."

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5 Reasons to Smile More

 Smiling comes easy to some people, but for others, it can be more of a challenge. Here are five reasons you should try to smile more, even if you have to work at it.

Appear Likeable and Trustworthy

In an area such as the service industry, connecting with customers can be important. Researchers found that when employees smiled authentically at their customers, they left feeling satisfied with their experience. The employers were also perceived as likable, competent and friendly. In addition, other studies have found that smiles make you appear more trustworthy.

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You Won't Believe What's Hiding in Your Toothbrush!

Those who consider themselves "Germaphobes" are not going to like this one. A study conducted by Manchester University found that more than 10 million bacteria live in the average toothbrush.

You might say to yourself, "not mine! I keep my covered and away from the toilet!" Unfortunately, that may just not be enough to keep your brush free from bacteria.

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How Normal Are Bleeding Gums?

Bleeding gums are one of the most commonly searched dental problems around the internet. So, are bleeding gums normal? Swollen, red or bleeding gums are actually one of the first signs of gum disease according to the Mayo Clinic. Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease actually occurs in stages with the first being referred to as gingivitis.

The good news is that with professional treatment and an effective and consistent home care routine, gingivitis is completely reversible said Dr. Bryan Schwartz, DDS, of Whole Health Family Dentistry in Pewaukee, Wisconsin.

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How Healthy is Replacing Soda with Flavored Water?

For the first time in history, bottled water has outsold soda and according to Fortune soda sales are at a 30-year low. 1 Consumers are becoming more and more concerned about their health and their shopping habits are proving it. The obvious choice for the first drink to go in an attempt to create healthier habits is soda. Both the sugar and the calorie content have been shown by countless cases of research to be detrimental to our health and well-being. Many people then turned to diet sodas. Many diet beverages market themselves as sugar-free and low calorie or even zero calorie. However, research has been published over the last few years that has shown reason to be concerned with the artificial sweeteners used in diet beverages.



The messages have spread like wildfire all over social media. Possibly due to the skepticism that has surrounded these once believed to be healthy alternatives, sales fell for the big name brands in diet soda by 5-10 percent last year.

Research has long claimed the only drink your body needs is plain water. However, even the bottled water sales are showing that some of the most popular waters are the flavored varieties. So, why hasn’t complete devotion to tap water caught on yet, even after all this scientifically-backed support? According to RWL Water, one-fifth of Americans report that they don’t like the taste of plain water.

The problem with flavored water is that it’s not always as healthy as it seems, especially for your teeth. They aren’t usually full of sugar, like sodas, but the citrus flavors can potentially damage teeth. Biomimetic dentist Dr. Bryan Schwartz, DDS, of Whole Health Family Dentistry in Pewaukee, Wisconsin said that enamel is the teeth’s number one line of defense, and it’s actually not sugar that is its biggest enemy.

"It’s a common misconception that the only things you really need to worry about are sugar and coloring when it comes to your teeth," said Schwartz. "One of the main factors that effect the enamel of the teeth is actually the acidity of the food or drink in question. Anything with a pH balance under 4 puts the enamel on the teeth in danger of erosion."

Scientists recently studied 379 different drinks that were readily available from stores in Alabama to determine their pH balance. They found that 93 percent of them had pH levels lower than four. Their results were published in the Journal of the American Dental Association.2

The lower a pH number is the more acidic the solution is. This acidity eats away at the enamel of teeth over time, said Schwartz.

"One of the most common problems that occur when the enamel begins to erode is tooth sensitivity," said Schwartz. "As the enamel wears away, the teeth begin to look yellow and discolored because the layer under it, the dentin, is not white. The teeth also become more prone to cracks, fractures and decay because the enamel helps keep teeth strong and protected."


Sources:

1 Kell, John. "Bottled Water Continues to Take the Fizz Out of Diet Soda." Pepsi vs Coca-Cola: U.S. Soda Sales Decline For 12th Consecutive Year | Fortune.com. Fortune, 19 Apr. 2017. Web. 09 May 2017.

2 Reddy, Avanija, Don F. Norris, Stephanie S. Momeni, Belinda Waldo, and John D. Rudy. "The pH of beverages in the United States." Journal of American Dental Association 147.4 (2016): 255-63. Web.

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