Dental Care for Recovering Addicts: Why Choose a “Recovery” Dentist

Dental Care for Recovering Addicts: Why see a “recovery” dentist? People who know the cycle of addiction can give you a deep empathy, understanding, and acceptance that is priceless. Dental care for recovering addicts ensures that this empathy and understanding is practiced throughout dental treatment examinations

Dental Diagnosis of Rheumatic Disease & TMJ/TMJD

Dental Diagnosis of Rheumatic Disease & TMJ/TMJD People who have a rheumatic disease, such as rheumatoid arthritis, may develop temporoimandibular joint disorder (TMJ/TMJD) as a secondary condition. Rheumatic diseases refer to a large group of disorders that cause pain, inflammation, and stiffness in the joints,

Keeping a Healthy Balance to Extend Abstinence

An eight-year study of 1,162 addicts published in 2007 indicates that abstinence really does predict long-term recovery. Some takeaways from this research are: For those who achieve a year of sobriety, less than half will relapse. If you can make it to 5 years of sobriety,

Teeth Damage, Gum Damage, and Alcoholism

Teeth Damage and Alcoholism: 4 reasons you need special care. There are four primary reasons why many dental patients in recovery are in need of special care and treatment for long standing gum disease and other teeth damage related to chronic alcoholism: Alcohol abuse irritated

The Effect of Cocaine on Gums and Teeth

Cocaine on gums, and how it impacts your oral health Regular use of cocaine leads to painful perforation of the nasal septum and palate of the mouth, painful lesions in the gums and other soft tissue of the mouth, and erosion of tooth enamel. Patients

Fitness and Oral Health

Your Fitness, Oral Health & Recovery from Addiction A great body of research evidence has made clear that looking after your oral health is important for physical health. Now that you are in recovery, you are no doubt motivated to pursue more physical activities to

Cannabis Abuse and Your Oral Health

In general cannabis abusers have poorer oral health than the population of people who do not abuse substances. Oral hygiene neglect and deferral of dental checkups and professional teeth cleanings are not the only factors. Cannabis smoke acts as a carcinogen and is associated with

How to Protect Against Teeth Grinding

Protecting Your Teeth from Grinding & Clenching In recovery, your stress level is high and one of the oral health problems you may be suffering from is teeth grinding (bruxism) and clenching. Fortunately, Dr. Jamie Alexander—Boynton Beach’s “recovery dentist,” is an expert in treating teeth

Alcoholism and Tooth Decay

Have Concerns about Tooth Decay from Alcoholism? Now that you are in recovery from alcoholism, you may be wondering why your teeth became decayed during your period of alcohol abuse. The majority of alcoholic beverages contain sugar, the primary cause of demineralization of tooth enamel.

Oral Health Recovery and Heroin Addiction

About Oral Health Recovery from Heroin Addiction Heroin addicts often experience tooth decay and gum disease with resultant tooth loss. This is because heroin causes them to crave sugary foods and drinks that promote tooth decay and gum inflammation. A side effect of heroin addiction