PearlFection Patient Resources
Online Dental Education Library
The team of dental specialists and staff at PearlFection Dentistry in Frederick, MD, strive to improve the overall health of our patients by focusing on preventing, diagnosing and treating conditions associated with your teeth and gums. Please use our dental library to learn more about dental problems and treatments available. If you have questions or need to schedule an appointment, contact us.
Also, we like to provide interesting and helpful links to other resources we think our patients might value. Below you will find a short description and a link to external dental related information that the doctors would like our patients to have access to:
- Article on Probiotics and Oral Health:
Article on Oral Health and Cardiovascular Disease: /docs/Perio_heart and periodontal disease-1.pdf
This research article should be read by every endurance athlete, like runners, swimmers and bikers. For those of you who engage in endurance sports, proper hygiene is extremely important due to the chemical makeup of your saliva. View Article
We have long known that Probiotics are an important part of good oral health. Here is another article supporting that research. Please let me know when it is done. I want to post to Facebook. View Article
Executive summary of evidence-based clinical recommendations for the use of pit-and-fissure sealants: A report of the American Dental Association Council on Scientific Affairs. View Article
Article on Sealants use and their effectiveness in preventing cavities in children - Pit and Fissure Sealants in the Prevention of Dental Caries in Children and Adolescents. View Article
... You may be at a higher risk of sleep apnea if: You are overweight or obese You are over the age of 60 You are a woman You have an enlarged tongue or narrow throat You drink alcohol You smoke Signs and Symptoms of Sleep Apnea Signs and symptoms of this condition include: Snoring Gasping during sleep Frequent waking during the night Night sweats Dry mouth Morning headaches Unrefreshing sleep If left untreated, over time, sleep apnea can cause high blood pressure, which increases your risk of stroke and heart disease...
Corrective Jaw (Orthognathic) Surgery
... Conditions that can be successfully treated with corrective orthognathic surgery include the following: Open bite, protruding jaw or receding chin Congenital defects such as a cleft palate Malocclusions (bite problems) resulting from underbites or severe overbites Obstructive Sleep Apnea, when more conservative methods fail Difficulty swallowing, chewing, or biting food Chronic jaw or jaw joint (TMJ) pain and headache Unbalanced facial appearance from the front or side Inability to make the lips meet without straining Chronic mouth breathing and dry mouth Facial trauma The Surgical Procedure While every patient's needs are different, it's possible to outline some typical steps in the process...
Aging & Dental Health
... Dry mouth (xerostomia) isn't just an annoyance — it can be harmful to your oral health...
...A chronically dry mouth (xerostomia), which is often a side effect of certain medications, and tobacco use can also contribute to this problem...
Everybody gets a dry mouth from time to time...