In a recent interview Dr. James G. Kouzoukian highlighted the need of using interdental brushes instead of or in addition to flossing. This is particularly true for patients with periodontal disease and prosthetic dental work. Prevention of damage to the teeth and gums is better than restoring and repairing it. Therefore, Dr. Kouzoukian generally educates…

Fixing the alignment of your teeth might lead to better balance and posture according to some studies. Misaligned teeth have been associated with postural and balance control. Researchers suggest that athletes in particular should consider correcting dental occlusions to improve postural control. This could also prevent possible falls and instability due to a lack of…

Research has found significant connections between periodontitis and systemic health issues like heart disease, diabetes, and even Alzheimer’s disease. But while studies of periodontitis and levels of testosterone have suggested a relationship between the two, identifying a connection has been less conclusive. Despite the study being inconclusive, researchers found enough of a link to believe further…

What is sedation dentistry?  Does just the thought of going to the dentist get your heart racing and palms sweaty? If so, you’re not alone. It’s estimated that between 9% and 15% of the American population don’t go to the dentist each year because of a fear of the dentist or “dental phobia”. Because this…