Preventive Dentistry

Does Chewing Gum Help Prevent Cavities?

Although chewing gum can often be perceived as a dirty or annoying habit, it may actually help prevent cavities. At Firouzian Dentistry, we want our patients to have the healthiest teeth around. In addition to regular dental exams and proper at-home hygiene, chewing gum may also be important to include in your routine. [...]

Do Kids Inherit Bad Teeth?

There are many risk factors that children share with their parents. For example, if your parents snored or had sleep apnea, it’s likely you will, too. But what about the risk of cavities and gum disease? Do children inherit that from their parents? Sort of. But it’s complicated. And here’s the good news: most of [...]

People with Diabetes Are Less Likely to Visit the Dentist

The Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA) released a surprising study at the end of March. After reviewing the data, they found the surprising fact that people with diabetes or prediabetes were less likely to make regular dental visits than people without diabetes. This was despite the fact that diabetes can [...]

Which Is Better: Manual or Electric Toothbrushes? Depends on How You Use Them

It’s one of the perpetual questions in dentistry: are electric toothbrushes better? Since their introduction in the 1950s and their widespread marketing in the 1960s, manufacturers of electric toothbrushes have put forward many claims about the efficacy of their devices. They’ve even developed scientific tests that show how much better they can clean. But when [...]

Most Americans Feel Good about Oral Health, but Many Face Problems

They may be bragging a little bit, but most Americans are happy with their oral health. However, this overall assessment glosses over problems faced by significant numbers of Americans because of their teeth. Feeling Good about Oral Health (or at Least Fair) The assessment of oral health comes from the National Health and Nutrition Examination [...]