Topic: gum disease

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Avoid 6 Common Dental Health Mistakes

You want to keep your teeth healthy, but it’s easy to make mistakes with your dental health that you may later regret. Review six of 20 common dental errors: Storing toothbrushes – Use a soft-bristled brush to thoroughly clean your teeth, gums and tongue. Rinse the brush with cool water and stand it upright in a container to air … Read Full Article

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6 Facts About Adult Braces

As adults age, some may wonder whether it’s too late to have braces put on to enhance their smiles by repairing crooked teeth and/or bite problems. Dental experts claim orthodontia treatment is an option at any age. Review these six facts: Adolescents and adults – For years, adolescents ages 9 to 14 were the primary … Read Full Article

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4 Side Effects of Diabetes

Diabetes affects nearly 1 in 10 Americans, or over 29.1 million, reports the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. About 33 percent of these individuals are not aware they even have diabetes. Unfortunately, diabetes does not have many symptoms, so it’s easy to overlook. However, if diabetes is not managed, it can cause damage to … Read Full Article

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4 Things That Happen If You Avoid the Dentist

Many people believe good oral care means they only need to brush their teeth once or twice each day, and floss once daily. While these are important actions, it’s also necessary to schedule regular dental appointments for a checkup and professional teeth cleaning. Consider four things that happen if you don’t: Tooth decay – Daily … Read Full Article

4 Ways Smoking Affects Teeth and Gums

Losing your teeth may be one of many adverse health effects of smoking cigarettes and other tobacco products, oral health experts report. Smokers develop more tartar on their teeth than nonsmokers, which can lead to periodontal (gum) disease.  Review four ways smoking affects your oral health: 1. Creates plaque and tartar – Chemicals in tobacco … Read Full Article

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Know the #1 Health Problem That Affects Women

Heart attacks affect men and women. And the truth is that heart disease is the No. 1 killer for women. Six stages to acceptance Chest pain is a common heart attack symptom that men and women experience. Often it’s described as pressure, squeezing, tightness or burning. According to a study published in the Canadian Journal of … Read Full Article

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Dental Exams Provide Clues to Your Overall Health

Your mouth holds many clues to your health. During exams, your dentist not only examines your teeth and gums, but looks for signs of potential health problems. Here’s a list of five issues that can be detected:

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Why Flossing is So Important

Is it really necessary to floss your teeth? That’s a question many people ask their dentist. Flossing will not prevent tooth decay, or cavities, but combined with daily brushing, flossing removes plaque and food particles from teeth, reducing the risk of cavities. But flossing also helps reduce the chance for developing gum disease. Understanding gum … Read Full Article

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How Your Oral Health Can Affect Your Body

The condition of your mouth can affect the health of your body. If you take care of your teeth and gums, you can lower the risk of developing serious medical problems.   20 billion oral bacteria Your mouth contains 20 billion bacteria that reproduce every five hours. Many bacteria protect your teeth and gums, and … Read Full Article

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Healthy Mouth, Healthy Body

The healthiness of your mouth could be an indicator of your overall wellness. The American Dental Association reminds us that infections in the mouth can lead to health problems elsewhere in the body. Seven warning signs Beware, these oral afflictions may signal potential health problems: