Covid-19 has manifested itself in so many ways that people are hearing new potential symptoms on a frequent basis. In addition to examining yourself for rashes on hands and feet, a loss of taste or smell, researchers who track potential symptoms are saying that new findings indicate that Covid tongue might be a symptom of the virus, too.

More cases have begun to appear of people testing positive for Covid who also suffer from tongue enlargement, discoloration, or other mouth issues. Over 45 percent of 666 patients at a Spanish hospital had a form of tissue-membrane symptoms, with more than…


Artificial intelligence (AI) is defined in many ways, from broad to specific. Essentially, AI is defined as a computer program’s ability to mimic humans’ ability to adapt, learn, and problem-solve within a changing environment. It does so by using computer vision, machine learning, and neural networks.

Within the discipline of Dentistry, AI now has the capability to go beyond the capabilities of humans in certain aspects while providing unprecedented levels of support alongside clinicians, such as real-time feedback to gauge the effectiveness of different treatment types.

There are two prominent examples of AI within the dental field. They are known…


There is a legitimate reason that doctors advise against feeling too much stress when possible. Stress increases the production of the stress hormone called Cortisol. An overproduction of Cortisol, if left unchecked, could lead to a variety of physical ailments, including stomach ulcers, headaches, G.I. issues, insomnia, impotence, and muscle tension. In addition, stress lowers our immune system, making us vulnerable to colds and other illnesses.

Regardless of your demeanour, disposition, or typical capacity for handling stress, the Covid pandemic tested everyone. Not only was 2020 an unprecedented situation, but the whole world was also on the edge of its…


Dr. Christopher Zed is a dental surgeon with over two decades of industry experience. He is the owner of Bayview Lonsdale Dental in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, where he follows a patient-first methodology. He and his team make sure that every patient has a voice in their own treatment plan. Through collaboration, his clients have a say in their own health.

Dr. Zed has garnered wisdom from his own challenges in life, and he uses the good and bad choices from the past to help guide his future. In addition to his thriving dental practice, Dr. …


The world has officially entered the era of digital transformation. Regardless of industry, we have transformed most of our businesses by replacing analog, manual processes with digital technology. Some disciplines have adopted changes faster than others, however. Unlike the biomedicine, automotive, electronic, and aeronautic industries, the world of digital dentistry has taken over a decade longer to catch up.

Modern-day dental practitioners now have fascinating technology at their disposal, from scanning and designing to 3D printing. They are only limited by their own budgets and willingness to invest in equipment and training. In the future, any dental practice that wants…

Dr. Christopher Zed

Dental healthcare expert Dr. Christopher Zed, of Vancouver, British Columbia, has been practicing dentistry for more than 30 years. http://drchristopherzed.net

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