September 10, 2017
I spent the day with my wife and daughter volunteering at a Mission of Mercy pop-up dental clinic in College Park, MD. Patients who do not have access to regular dental care waited up to 8 hours for treatment.
January 15, 2018
Dentist's are often the first to recognize sleep problems
According to Harvard Medical School about 70 million Americans suffer with chronic sleep problems. Insufficient sleep can increase the risk of multiple health problems including obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, and stroke. Dentist's are often the first to recognize a problem due to our analysis of the mouth and throat.
I evaluate every patient for the sign's of an airway problem. The only way to know if you have a sleep issue is with a sleep test ordered by a physician.
Microscope Image of Dental Plaque.
April 27. 2018
Your Mouth, Your Health
Web MD slide show of the link between your mouth and your health.
December 15, 2017
A Common Oral Bacteria May be Linked to Colon Cancer
In our office we very often find that our patients have a bacteria called Fusobacterium nucleatum in their plaque sample. Current research is investigating the role this bacteria may play in colon cancer. Until the answer is known we suggest that maintaining a healthy mouth is the best way to prevent introduction of this bacteria into your body.
September 7, 2017
What's In Your Plaque?
Check out this Ted Talk. It is the first time I have seen anything of value come from the plaque and calculus that forms on your teeth.
Richard A. Miller DDS, FAGD
February 16, 2018
TheraSol Maintains its Anti-Bacterial Activity for over 4 Hours.
TheraSol a very well accepted mouthwash that has over 80 clinical evaluations that show its active ingredient C31G is as effective as a prescription mouthwash with less side effects. It is low in alcohol and its taste is very well accepted. The most effective way to purchase TheraSol is as a concentrate. We carry it in our office as a convenience and cost savings to our patients.
March 15, 2018
Common Oral Bacteria Associated with Colorectal Cancer
The World Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology reports that a common oral bacteria Fusobacterium nucleatum is "obviously associated with colorectal cancer and promotes the development of colorectal neoplasms".