Wellness

New Dental Implant Design May Reduce Infection

New Dental Implant Design May Reduce Infection

Tooth loss can occur for a variety of reasons: decay, gum disease, accidents, illness or wear and tear from excessive chewing and teeth grinding. Over two-thirds of Americans age 35 to 44 have lost at least one tooth, reports the American Academy of Implant Dentistry. Many have crown and bridge replacements for missing teeth, but … Read Full Article

Can E-Cigarettes Damage Dental Health?

Since e-cigarettes were first introduced in 2006 in the United States, many people have wondered whether they are better for oral health than traditional cigarettes. New research shows that both choices are equally damaging to teeth and gums. Popular option Often e-cigarettes are promoted as a healthier option to traditional cigarettes because they do not … Read Full Article

Research Finds Possible Link Between Cognitive and Dental Health

Research Finds Possible Link Between Cognitive and Dental Health

As people age, they may begin to feel like they are not thinking as quickly or as clearly as when they were younger. While some changes occur naturally with aging, researchers believe there could be a link between dental health and cognitive decline. Influence on medical problems Several years ago, medical professionals identified a link … Read Full Article

How Oral Health Can Affect Your Body

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 assist … Read Full Article

Scientists Develop New Treatments for Tooth Decay

Scientists Develop New Treatments for Tooth Decay

It’s a cause for celebration: Tooth decay soon may be treated using new regenerative techniques. For years, dentists have repaired cavities by using a drill to remove the decay and refilling the space with a dental material made of porcelain or metal. Now scientists in England and the United States have developed new pain-free treatment … Read Full Article

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Why Flossing Is So Important to Your Dental Health

It’s been a busy day, and you’re longing for sleep, but you still need to brush and floss your teeth. Since it’s late, you decide to only brush your teeth, reasoning that flossing can wait until tomorrow, or the next day, right? Flossing is fundamental The American Dental Association reports that it’s necessary to brush … Read Full Article

Choosing the Right Toothpaste, Toothbrush and Mouth Rinse

Shopping in the oral health aisle can be overwhelming. How do you know which toothpaste, toothbrush or mouth rinse to purchase? Ask your dental office for suggestions and review these guidelines from WebMD. Toothpaste ADA seal – Look for toothpaste labeled with the American Dental Association (ADA) seal, which means it has met specific criteria … Read Full Article

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4 Coping Techniques for Dental Visits

If the thought of going to the dentist makes you feel anxious, you’re not alone. WebMD reports 5-8 percent of Americans avoid scheduling dental checkups due to fear. And about 20 percent of Americans will see the dentist only when absolutely necessary. Consider four coping techniques to make dental visits easier: 1. Communicate fears – … Read Full Article

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