A 2016 year full of blessings.

A 2016 year full of blessings.

Hi everybody! Nova dental wishes you a 2016 year full of blessings. We closed 2015 with a wonderful and fun Christmas staff dinner. Additionally, as we do every year, we shared our success with those in need. This year we visited a little town in the central pacific...
Dr. Luis Obando at the 3rd Implant Direct Symposium

Dr. Luis Obando at the 3rd Implant Direct Symposium

As part of his continued interest for education and training with the best dental professionals around the world, Dr. Luis G. Obando attended the 3rd Implant Direct Symposium on the beautiful island of Mallorca, Spain from October 23th to October 25th 2015. The...
Nova Dental wants to congratulate Dr. Obando!

Nova Dental wants to congratulate Dr. Obando!

Dr. Luis G. Obando was recently accepted as Affiliate Associate Fellow of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry. With this honor, he is the first and only Costa Rican dentist with this accreditation. Thank you Dr.Obando, for your excellent work during your...
Study: Tooth Loss Linked to Slowing Mind and Body

Study: Tooth Loss Linked to Slowing Mind and Body

The memory and walking ability of older adults who have lost all of their teeth decline faster than those who still have at least some of their own teeth, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. “Tooth loss could be used as an...
Deep periodontal pockets put oral health at risk

Deep periodontal pockets put oral health at risk

According to the American Dental Association, 90 percent of tooth loss is caused by periodontal disease and tooth decay. A recent report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that nearly 50 percent of adult Americans suffer from periodontal disease....
Tooth Decay May Prohibit Growth in Children

Tooth Decay May Prohibit Growth in Children

Tooth decay may be even worse than originally thought. A new study suggests that tooth decay may push back growth in children. The study appeared in the online version of Pediatrics journal and was conducted at University College London and King Fahad Armed Forces...
Common Medications Can Have Oral Side Effects

Common Medications Can Have Oral Side Effects

Many medications have side effects, and some can even affect oral health. In most cases, the oral side effects of medications resolve shortly after you stop taking the medication. However, the American Dental Association encourages patients to talk to their dentists...
Oral health: Brush up on dental care basics

Oral health: Brush up on dental care basics

Your smile depends on simple dental care habits, such as brushing. But are you using the right techniques? Follow these steps to protect your oral health. Brushing for oral health Oral health begins with clean teeth. Keeping the area where your teeth meet your gums...
Sleeping With Dentures Increases Pneumonia Risk

Sleeping With Dentures Increases Pneumonia Risk

People with dentures may want to think again the next time they sleep with them in. A recent study determined that people who wore dentures during sleep were at a higher risk for pneumonia when compared to those who removed them prior to sleep. The study was published...