Pregnant women who don’t brush their teeth, floss daily or schedule dental checkups may deliver babies early and at a low birth weight. Review these six dental facts:
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
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
In the past, dog owners viewed their pets as important for warding off intruders or serving as playmates for children. Beyond providing for their dog’s sustenance and occasional medical needs, little attention was paid to their overall health. But today Americans view their dogs as extended members of their families, and they are recognizing the importance of taking good care of their dog’s teeth.
Women who are pregnant receive a lot of information stressing the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle, including eating nutritious foods and exercising regularly. However, they may not realize they also need to take good care of their teeth.
Most women recognize the importance of eating nutritious foods during pregnancy, but new research also reinforces the importance of maintaining good oral health.
A study conducted by University of California researchers found that elderly women who brushed their teeth less than once daily were 65 percent more likely to develop dementia than those who brushed every day. For men, this number was 22 percent.
You know it is important to brush your teeth. But did you know there is more to toothbrushing than just brushing? Many people swish their toothbrush across their teeth a few times, and think they have done a good job. Actually, they may be doing more harm than good.
Most germs are harmless. They are digested along with food and killed by stomach acids, and others are eradicated by enzymes in saliva. But there also are several types of bacteria that create oral health problems because they attack tooth enamel causing decay and periodontal (gum) disease.
Dental insurance proposals often look similar on the surface. But when you dig into the plan details, you may be surprised to discover some important differences that could impact the coverage and services expected.