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Scientists Make Advances in the Study of Periodontitis Bacteria

In the field of medical research the human mouth is often referred to as “biological dark matter,” due to the stubbornness of the bacterium found in this part of the body. The majority of bacteria in the mouth are extremely difficult to grow in a laboratory dish, and as a…


Are Cavities Contagious?

New research reveals that dental caries, also known as cavities or tooth decay, is actually an infectious disease. Dental caries cause the demineralization and break down of the enamel, dentin and cementum within teeth. When food particles are left in the mouth, bacterial fermentation occurs producing an acid that eats…


The Connection between Periodontal Disease and Cardiovascular Disease

Yet another study points to dental health, or the lack thereof, as an indicator for other more serious health conditions, according to the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). The links between oral health and overall health are piling up. Study after study is proving that what was once a theory…


The Fungus in Your Mouth

A dentist will tell you, mouths are teeming with microbes, bacteria and fungus – yes, fungus. It’s a perfectly balanced mix but when disrupted, leads to oral disease. A study cataloging the core oral bacteriome (the bacteria commonly present in our mouths) and the core oral mycobiome (the fungi commonly…


Travel for a Tooth Ache?

Dental tourism, the trend of traveling abroad to have costly dental implants or other dental work done cheaply, has become very popular in recent years. With the costs of care rising, changes with the Affordable Care Act and other concerns, it seems traveling to under-developed countries to undergo dental procedures…


Finding Treatment for Your Dry Mouth

Xerostomia, or chronic dry mouth, affects about 10% of the general population. At times, it can make it difficult to speak and even lead to malnutrition. Salivary gland dysfunction can seriously impair a person’s quality of life so it’s important to get the facts and find treatment. Benefits of Saliva…


Ergonomic Dental Chairs

Dentistry has come a long way in the some-6,500 years that it’s been around. The oldest known dental procedure was found in a set of teeth that, when analyzed, appears to have been filled with beeswax, possibly to reduce the pain of a cavity. That’s always been the point -…


Innovator of Modern Dentistry

It seems as if every couple of years we lose a great mind in almost every field like science, music, art and so on. Well, the dental field is no exception. Recently, dentistry lost one of its greatest modern innovators and inventors, Dr. Donald Grant Coburn, DDS, FICD, when he…


Dr. Hall Conducts Workshops at Utah Dental Association Convention

Dr Hall enjoys the day to day aspects of dentistry and taking care of patients at The Studio for Exceptional Dentistry in Colorado Springs, but he also enjoys the opportunity to work with other dentists and help them see the benefits and advancements of technology in the field of dentistry.…


KKTV Viewer’s Choice – Vote for Dr. Hall

It's time for KKTV's Viewer's Choice awards. KKTV is asking the Colorado Springs public who their favorite local businesses are. From mechanic's to gyms KKTV is giving you a chance to vote on the local businesses you think are the best, if you don't see a local business you can…


When Teeth Are Damaged

Pro-athletes are excellent examples of what not to do when you damage a tooth. The Brooklyn Nets power forward, Reggie Evans’ live TV demonstration last year showed the world (and our impressionable youths) the wrong way to deal with this issue. Ripping out your own tooth may seem like a…


Is the Tooth Fairy On Strike in England?

Anytime a vital service or age old institution is shut down or interrupted, it’s a huge inconvenience for anyone no matter what country you are in. Recently, in Great Britain, a young hero rose to fight the system and to get what was coming to her. Political Unrest Stems From…


Top 5 Best Innovative Toothbrush Designs

When it comes to toothbrushes you may think that if you’ve seen one, you’ve probably seen them all. Well, we are glad to inform you that just isn't the case. Believe it or not, toothbrush design itself has come a long way and there are ton of interesting an innovative…


The Shark Tooth Fairy Down Under

The Sydney Aquarium in Sydney, Australia employs a diver for their shark tank. This person, namely diver Giles Cordey, has just one job and that’s to clean the shark teeth that accumulate at the bottom of the tank. Sounds like a pretty interesting job, right? Well, maybe so but the…


New Study Shows Nanodiamonds Help in Dental Implants

You have more than likely seen people with diamonds in their teeth, if not in real life then at the very least on TV. From a dental standpoint, something like diamonds drilled into your teeth isn't the best idea. However, some new scientific innovations may have you putting the “bling”…


Need Another Reason to Quit Smoking?

It’s not exactly a shocking revelation that smoking is bad for you. Any time that a warning label has to be put on something that says “this will eventually kill you,” there’s a good indicator that it’s unhealthy. Lung cancer, emphysema and heart disease are just a few of the…


Acidic Drinks Cause Tooth Erosion

The biggest problem, at least from a dental standpoint, with things like soda and energy drinks, is the high acid levels found in them. It’s not just bad for your body, but drinks like this are horrible for your teeth. These acids are the biggest cause of tooth erosion, which…


Neolithic Man’s Diet and Lifestyle Revealed through Dental Examination

In 1991, two hikers in Switzerland happened upon a great scientific discovery. The two hikers found the incredibly well-preserved body of a Neolithic male frozen in ice. It’s common enough to find artifacts, pottery, weapons, or maybe even bones, but a preserved “wet mummy” is an entirely different thing altogether.…


The Dangers of Missing Teeth

It’s normal for us to lose teeth when we are kids. They fall out naturally and are replaced by our adult teeth later in our development. However, when you lose teeth as an adult, there are no natural replacements, and that can cause a lot of problems both short and…


Do You Know Your Teeth

We can be blissfully unaware of our teeth while chewing or even speaking. Unfortunately we can also become very aware of them whenever problems occur like cavities or an abscess but whether you’re caring for them or dealing with them, how much do you actually know about them?   Do…


Colorado Springs Teens and Their Teeth

If you are the parent of a teen, you most certainly have a lot on your plate. Teens today live in a far different world than we did, with the internet, social media and way more access to information and communication than we probably ever thought possible. However, when it…


Kid Wins $10,000 for Dental Clinic

Kid’s art contests can be a fun way to encourage creativity in young people, but mix that will promoting good dental hygiene and you have a real winner! Kevin McAffe of Jacksonville, Florida is one of 10 winners of the nationwide art contest “Be a tooth fairy hero” sponsored by…


5 Things You Didn’t Know About Teeth

If you ask any dentist they are likely to tell you that teeth are easily the most common part of our anatomy that we take for granted. People are often surprised when they get cavities, even though if they did even a small inventory on the things they expose them…


RegeneCure Starts New Clinical Study

A company called RegeneCure, which develops, produces and markets synthetic implants for bone reconstruction and fracture fusion in the dental, orthopedic and cosmetic fields, have announced the start of a new study. About the Dental Implant Trial The study is being conducted using the company’s proprietary guarded bone regeneration (GBR)…