Understanding Biocompatibility Before Dental Treatment

“Understanding Biocompatibility Before Dental Treatment” by Dr. Blanche D. Grube One of the things I have noticed over the many years of my dental career is that “ALL” dentists think that they are the best dentist in their community, state, or maybe even the country. Yet there is something that many of these dentists are […]

How a Dentist Decides on What Materials to Use

How does a dentist decide on what materials to use?  Allergies are among the most common but overlooked diseases. It has been reported that over 50 million Americans suffer from allergies each year, that’s almost 1/7th of the total US population. Usually, those allergies are environmental, like pollen, grass, or dust. They can also be allergic […]

Five Common Dental Procedures that Could Impact Your Health

Some of the most common dental procedures that occur during routine dental visits can actually be harmful to your health. Here’s a shortlist of some of the most common dental procedures and materials and how they can impact your whole-body health: Root canal treatments Dental Implants Metal braces Porcelain fused to metal crowns Mercury dental […]

Is there a link between poor oral health and cancer?

Not so long ago, when a patient heard the word “cancer”, they immediately thought it would be an inevitable death sentence for them. Fortunately, there has been a tremendous amount of research that has been done in the past 20 years, that is exposing potential causes of cancer such as environmental factors, lifestyle, and most […]

Was Dr. Hal Huggins Right – Is it Really All in Our Head?

Have you ever woken up and felt something wasn’t right? After going through your day, you still feel something is off…You decide that perhaps a visit to the doctor will give you the answer, but the first doctor tells you, nothing is wrong. You quietly leave the office and tell yourself, “maybe I will feel […]

How Often Should You Get Tested for Dental Biocompatibility?

Biocompatibility testing is an indirect measurement of the reaction between serum proteins and the composition of various dental restorative materials. Dental restorative materials, just like prescription drugs, can have certain side effects or adverse reactions. Some of these reactions are of medical significance, and some are not. One of the objectives of this report is […]

Biocompatibility – The New Buzzword in Dentistry

Everyone is talking about “biocompatibility” not just in medicine, but especially in dentistry. What exactly does biocompatible mean? Basically, biocompatible materials are materials that should not harm the patient. You may ask, “Aren’t the materials used in dentistry biocompatible”? The answer is complicated, there are literally thousands of dental materials in the marketplace with more […]

Biocompatibility in Dentistry: A Mini Review

Biocompatibility in Dentistry: A Mini Review by Anita Vazquez-Tibau and Blanche D Grube, DMD Abstract The term “biocompatibility” has been gaining recognition, not only in medicine, but particularly in dentistry. It basically means, biocompatible materials should not have a negative impact on the recipient. Currently, there are literally thousands of different components that makeup the materials […]