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Sep 12

Love the gums you're with!

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 by Malisano Dental

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Jul 06


Wednesday, July 06, 2016 by Malisano Dental


There are so many antiseptic mouthrinses on the market as over the counter products. It may be difficult to choose which one best suits you.

The antiseptic mouthrinses are not to replace the mechanical cleaning of your teeth – brushing and flossing. They are to be used as an adjunct to your regular oral hygiene.

Not all mouthrinses are the same in the way they control plaque formation.

The proper choice of mouthrinse depends on your needs and the purpose of its use in improving your oral health. Factors such as how long and how often to use the mouthrinse is determined by understanding your needs.

Some mouthrinses are for short term use only. Side effects such as staining, alteration in taste, hypersensitivity and ulceration can occur.

Research suggests a link between alcohol containing mouthrinses and tooth erosion, wear of tooth coloured restorations and oral cancer.

Which mouthrinse is best suited for you should be discussed with your dentist.

The dentist’s role is to assess, understand the physiological dynamics of your mouth and correlate this with which mouthrinse is best for you. Not doing so can lead to unforeseen side effects.

Dr Malisano is trained in providing such advice.

Contact us 55321933 or email for further information.

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Mar 07

Supsected link between gum disease and heart attack/stroke

Monday, March 07, 2016 by Malisano Dental

There is a growing body of research that supports a link between gum disease and Cardiovascular Disease (Heart Attack and Stroke).

Diseases of the heart and blood vessels are often related to the thickening of the walls of the arteries, a condition called Artherosclerosis.

This thickening of the walls of the artery is the result of an inflammatory change along with fat deposits.

This inflammatory damage to the artery wall is from infections of various sources.

Researchers believe that bacteria from bleeding gums (gum infection) could be one of those sources.

A recent study found that 85% of heart attack patients have periodontal disease, far higher than the connection between high cholesterol and heart attacks.

Also, half of those patients who have suffered a heart attack or stroke appeared to be healthy with normal or low cholesterol levels.

With this research in mind, it is important to know the warning signs of gum disease :

  • Gums that bleed during brushing or eating
  • Gums that feel swollen or tender
  • Persistent bad breath
  • Receding gums

Not flossing daily, not cleaning between your teeth with interdental cleaners daily, not brushing your teeth effectively twice daily soon leads to gum disease. The longer the gum disease festers the more the risk to cardiovascular disease.

Dr Malisano's message is “bleeding gums are serious”.

Do adopt a disciplined routine in tooth cleaning and have your gum health assessed every 6 months.

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Jun 23

Biofilms - The next big medical problem to face

Tuesday, June 23, 2015 by Malisano Dental

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Nov 26

How to get rid of morning breath

Wednesday, November 26, 2014 by Malisano Dental

Waking with bad breath is embarrassing . Read the rest of the entry...

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