Ice Chewing a Sign of Serious Health Problems

Kyle May / Foter / CC BYSome people (whether or not they admit it) just love to chew on ice. They can get it from their freezer at home or fill up a cup at the cafeteria or just about anywhere, as long as they can fulfill their craving for that crunchy frozen water. If you’ve ever done this, you probably had a parent, teacher or friend tell you that it was bad for you and you were going to ruin your teeth. This is definitely true and Dr. Miller in Shelby, OH will tell you so because the hard [...]

2013-09-13T09:52:04+00:00Dental Health|

Keeping Your Mouth Clean and Healthy with Hydrogen Peroxide: Four Easy Tips

adinaplus / Foter / CC BYDiscovery Dental loves providing you with simple, inexpensive ways to keep your mouth healthy. In this post, we wanted to let you know about the many ways you can use hydrogen peroxide, and how your family can benefit from it. Hydrogen Peroxide is affordable, can be found all over Shelby, OH, and makes a great home-use oral health product. In fact, you probably already own it. As always, Dr. Miller is the Shelby’s oral health expert, so please consult him/her before trying any new treatments and Dr. Miller will make sure it is the best [...]

2013-08-13T10:10:46+00:00Dental Health|

10 Gum Disease Facts for Men

June is National Men’s Health Month and Discovery Dental is taking this opportunity to educate our male patients and their loved ones on the facts about gum disease. Sadly, many men with gum disease either don’t know it or don’t treat their condition.   We want all of our patients to know why treating gum (periodontal) disease is important to their health, and we hope these ten facts help clear up any confusion. Please let Dr. Miller know if you have any questions because we want your mouth to be in the best shape it can! […]

2013-06-27T15:16:05+00:00Dental Health|

What is Burning Mouth Syndrome?

Hinode JAXA/NASA / / Public domainBurning mouth syndrome is an uncomfortable condition that can affect the lips, tongue, throat, and gums. Sufferers of this condition often feel as if their mouth has been scalded with hot water, and they may also feel as if their oral tissues are particularly sore, and some have a metallic taste.   What Causes Burning Mouth Syndrome? It’s not quite clear what causes burning mouth syndrome, but it typically occurs in people who are middle-aged or older. However it can affect anyone at any age. It’s been associated with the menopause, damage to nerves, [...]

2013-06-20T15:45:12+00:00Dental Health|

“Jailbreak” Bacteria Travel to Your Heart

June is National Men’s Health Month, and Discovery Dental wants you to know about how your teeth can affect cardiovascular disease, the number one cause of death for men in our country. We want all of our patients to have healthy mouths, as well as healthy bodies.   New studies show that it may be possible for bacteria from your mouth to “jailbreak” and travel through your bloodstream, which is definitely not a good thing. Read this post to find out how to protect yourself and the men in your life from this heart attack risk! […]

2013-06-13T15:04:17+00:00Dental Health|

Can Amalgam Fillings Harm My Health?

Joanna Bourne / / CC BYBy: Alison Aldridge Amalgam fillings have been a popular choice for repairing decayed teeth for decades, but over the past few years they have come in for a lot of criticism due to the fact that the amalgam contains a low amount of liquid mercury. The concern is that a small amount of mercury vapor may be released during chewing, and also when the amalgam filling is placed or removed. There have been a lot of studies into the levels involved, and the general consensus seems to be that they are insignificant. FDA Says [...]

Diabetics Oral Health Problems

rachellynnae© / Foter / CC BY You Must be Vigilant to Prevent Diabetics Oral Health Problems It’s no secret that diabetes is a health condition that must be treated because of the problems it can cause throughout the body—including in your mouth. November is National Diabetes Awareness Month—a time to consider the nearly 26 million children and adults in the U.S. who according to the American Diabetes Association, have diabetes. It’s also a time to consider the effects diabetes can have on oral health. When people with diabetes experience high glucose levels, those levels could also be helping bacteria thrive—causing [...]

2012-11-27T15:00:01+00:00Dental Health|