There has been a growing trend recently of people using charcoal in place of toothpaste to clean their teeth. As published in the September 2017 issue of The Journal of the American Dental Association article by Doctors Brooks, Bashirelahi, and Reynolds, the American Dental Association is urging practitioners to warn their patients against this fad.
The article states, “In our literature review, we found insufficient scientific evidence to substantiate the cosmetic, health benefits…or safety claims of marketed charcoal-based dentifrices…Dental practitioners are urged to educate their patients about the unproven claims of oral benefits and possible health risks associated with the use of charcoal dentifrices and the potential increased risk of developing caries with the use of these nonfluoridated or possibly charcoal-inactivated fluoride products.”
Here is an article that Dr. Isola wrote about gum disease and its correlation with cardiovascular disease.
Gum Disease Article
We would like to share an article with you. This article shows you the relationships and links between certain diseases and your oral health. This is very important information. We have seen this in action right in our office where Dr. Isola and our staff have helped a patient get a diagnosis for something based off of what they saw in an exam. This chart serves as a reminder as to the importance of your 6 month checkups and cleanings!
In addition, here is a link to radio interviews that Dr. Isola did in November of 2013 and May of 2015.
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Because we are committed to improving the oral healthcare knowledge of our patients, we are providing the following selection of dental videos which we hope you will find interesting and informative. We have grouped the videos into various categories to provide quick access to the topics of greatest interest to you.