Topic: gum disease

mental health

Dental Health May Affect Mental Health

  Over 46 million Americans currently are age 65 and older. By 2060, that number is projected to grow to 98 million. As people age, most experience a variety of physical limitations and health problems. Researchers studying these changes have identified a possible link between poor dental health and mental health. Here’s an overview of … Read Full Article

teeth

7 Health Problems Dentists Can Detect

Did you know hygienists and dentists can detect clues about your health during a dental exam? Not only can they see signs of cavities, gum disease and oral cancer, they may notice symptoms of other medical conditions. 1. Diabetes – Abscesses by tooth roots or on the gums between teeth are caused by bacterial infection. … Read Full Article

tooth sensitivity

7 Reasons Your Teeth are Sensitive

When you drink something hot or cold, do you feel a zing in your teeth? One in eight people suffer from oversensitive teeth, according to a survey of U.S. dental offices reported in the Journal of the American Dental Association. Teeth become sensitive when the enamel on the outside, or the tissue between the teeth … Read Full Article

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Dairy Products Promote Healthy Teeth and Gums

Our everyday activities keep us so busy that it’s easy to forget to consume the dairy products your body needs. Take time to invest in yourself. Dairy products are vital to keeping your teeth and gums healthy and your body working efficiently.

oral health

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

teeth

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

heart disease

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