Tooth morphology: what does that term mean? When it comes to biology, morphology is the study of the form(s) of living organisms, and the relationships between their various structures. Scientists look at the shape and design of cells, organs, systems, and other features of organisms to determine their evolutionary path.
Posts Categorized: Dental Research
Many believe that individuals with underbites have weak jaws. Others believe that the human jaw is naturally weak in comparison to the jaws of a shark, dog, or even a cat. Although a human jaw may not appear to be as strong as the jaws of other mammals, it is quite powerful. Exactly how strong… Read more »
Do you ever feel like your toothpaste is lacking? Do your teeth feel clean after brushing? Are you looking for a new toothpaste, or thinking of brushing with baking soda and lemon? You may not have to wait too much longer for a toothpaste with a new ingredient. You can brush your teeth with a… Read more »
You’ve heard the saying “You are what you eat,” well, that goes the same for medications. You are what medicines you take, and some of them have side effects that are still unknown. For people with implants or who may be considering an implant, the following information may be helpful. Doctors remain aware of the… Read more »
Are you confused as to the most effective way to brush your teeth? It’s no wonder. Research shows that there is a lot of mixed information out there. The American Dental Association recommends brushing two minutes at a time, twice a day with a soft-bristled toothbrush, and not to scrub too hard with abrasive toothpastes… Read more »
For those of you who have denture phobia (the fear of having to wear dentures) you may worry obsessively about your teeth and the health of your gums. Tooth loss is most commonly caused by periodontal disease, which in most cases can be avoided, and periodontal disease affects your gums. However, there are things that… Read more »
Before 2008 it was required of certain patients to take antibiotics before dental treatment. This was to help protect them from a rare but very serious infection of the heart lining called Infective Endocarditis. Before invasive treatments that might leak harmful bacteria which can travel to the heart, antibiotics were prescribed for people at risk… Read more »
Considering the research, the importance of dental and oral health cannot be underestimated. The effects of your oral health reach far beyond your teeth and mouth. There are new research developments everyday that prove the connections. In today’s blog, your Lake Forest Dentist, Dr. Fondriest, explains why better dental care means a healthier hospital stay.
Periodontal disease is definitely earning itself a bad reputation. Not only has it been linked to high blood pressure, heart disease, dementia, and even impotence in men, and recently gum disease linked to kidney disease. Dr. Fondriest, explains the recent study linking periodontal disease and kidney disease.
Men beware, not only has periodontal disease been linked to many systemic health problems including diabetes, heart disease, and stroke, it has been linked to impotence as well. So if you are a man looking for a reason to take better care of your teeth and gums, don’t wait to make a New Year’s resolution…start… Read more »
It has been all over the dental news that oral health affects your overall health, but how does emotional health affect your oral health? A recent study has shown that people in emotionally abusive and physically aggressive relationships present with more cavities. The findings were strong and consistent: the more aggressive the relationship the more… Read more »
More money is spent on dental treatments throughout the world than on any other medical treatments. Your teeth are important to you, not only that they are straight and white, but that they are healthy and remain in your mouth for a lifetime. But what happens when you lose a tooth? Regardless of the reason… Read more »
Oral bacteria is a hot topic among researchers. Especially since the link between oral health and general health has been determined. Based on research it seems the role of the dentist may be expanding. Today your Lake Forest Dentist, Dr. Fondriest, explains what oral bacteria can tell us.
Many people like to use all natural ingredients and home remedies for aches, pains, illnesses, and health care. Natural is always better, but does natural always work? There are many home remedies that have been proven to work, others not so much, and still others that we remain skeptical about. Today your Lake Forest Dentist,… Read more »
When was the beginning of medieval dentistry? Although you may think that the field of dentistry is a modern invention, research indicates that dentistry has been discussed, written about, and practiced in various ways since ancient times. There are actual specimens of dentition, metal prosthetic apparatus, and other indestructible materials showing dental work was done… Read more »
If you watch detective shows like CSI, Law and Order, or Criminal Minds you already know that a corpse can be identified by dentition. Not only can we tell who the murder victim is, but now we can tell where they came from. With new technology, we can learn many things from a person’s teeth…. Read more »
It has been theorized since the 1920’s that heart disease and oral health are linked. Recent research has indicated links not only between heart disease and oral health, but between oral health and diabetes, hypertension, lung infections, and dementia. Although the links are not perfectly clear, research continues to try to narrow down specifics as… Read more »
There are various reasons people choose to take vitamins. Some take vitamins to keep their minds sharp, some take vitamins for energy. Women who are expecting are prescribed vitamins to keep them and their baby healthy. Has it ever occurred to you to take vitamins to keep your gums healthy? Research has shown that gum… Read more »
Women tend to be caretakers. They take care of their children, their husbands, their parents, stray animals, even their children’s friends. If there is someone to take care of, they will do it. Research shows that women also take better care of their teeth than men. This can be an important factor regarding men’s health…. Read more »
DNA is an amazing thing. That is an understatement. Your DNA can tell you what diseases you may be at high risk for so you can take action before they develop. Therefore, your DNA may save your life, prolong your life, or at the very least, provide a better quality of life. For instance, women… Read more »
What does loss of teeth have to do with cognitive function? Not much one would think. However, research indicates that as dental health affects your overall health by contributing to diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and respiratory illnesses, it also contributes to the health of your mind. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill conducted… Read more »
Although they weren’t always correct in the details, doctors and scientists have postulated for centuries over the impact that oral health has on the body. Even Aristotle and Hippocrates, both notable for their knowledge in medicine, wrote considerably about the importance of teeth and correcting dental issues. More recently, numerous studies have highlighted a variety… Read more »
The beauty of dental implants is that they improve conventional replacement teeth’s feel and function; but is there a way to improve a dental implant’s performance? Scientists in Japan and China believe so, and their research suggests a special coating of calcium and phosphate can facilitate a stronger bond between your jawbone and the implant’s… Read more »
For a lot of people, the thought of candy automatically invokes thoughts of cavities, and with good reason. Loaded with sugar and sometimes acidic substances, candy is a common contributor to cavities—the holes that form in your teeth when they’re infected with harmful bacteria. Your mouth is an ecological wonderland, with over 600 different identifiable… Read more »