With recreational Marijuana use now legal in 10 US states (and in neighboring Canada), and medical Marijuana use legal in 22 states - including Florida, there's one aspect of the debate that many have tended to overlook. The fact is, although marijuana may be helpful as a pain reliever for certain medical conditions, it can have a detrimental effect on the user's oral health, in a way very similar to the risks of smoking tobacco products.
Are you afraid to sit in the dental chair? That may seem like a question to only ask to children, but the fact is many adults are quite nervous about seeing their periodontist when they have or suspect they may have some form of gum disease.
The Teeth In One Day program offered by periodontist Dr. Raymond A. Kenzik at his Ormond Beach, Florida, dental office, can not only help you restore individual lost teeth in a single sitting - but it can also be used to give you a full set of teeth in the form of implant-supported permanent dentures.
Poor oral hygiene may be the most common cause of dental and gum problems, but it's not by far the only cause. Chronic teeth grinding, a condition known as "bruxism," can wear down your enamel and expose your teeth to cavities.
There is longstanding debate in dental circles over the exact relationship between oral hygiene, fluoride, and prevention of tooth decay. But one thing is certain, no one should underestimate the importance of fluoride in preventing cavities, and by extension, tooth loss.