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Pregnancy and oral health

With your new baby on the way, your oral health is probably the last thing on your mind. You are tired. Food cravings strike every few minutes. None of your clothes seem to fit. Visiting the dentist is most likely not on your priority list. Even though your teeth may not be the most pressing … [Read more...]

Preventing gum disease

Have you been discovering blood after brushing your teeth? This blood could be an early sign of gum disease. Gum disease refers to an inflammation of your gums that could eventually corrode the bone that supports your teeth. It is caused by a build up of plaque, which contains bacteria that harms … [Read more...]

Fast food and oral health

Fast food lies behind some of America's biggest health crises. Two thirds of Americans are overweight and 35% are clinically obese. 17 million of our fellow countrymen and women suffer from diabetes. That's bad enough, but it's important to know that fast food can be a disaster for oral health too. … [Read more...]

Dental health and mental health

Everyone knows that maintaining your dental health will keep your gums healthy and reduce bad breath and tooth decay. But did you know that your dental health can reveal a lot about your mental state? It has become more apparent today that there is a very strong connection between dental health … [Read more...]

Proper home care for your teeth

Everyone wants to keep a bright, healthy smile throughout adulthood. By practicing proper home care, you can help your teeth stay healthy, beautiful, and pain free. Good dental habits can help prevent cavities, tooth decay and gum disease. Brush every morning and evening Brush your teeth twice a … [Read more...]

Bridge, dentures, or dental implant?

Did you know that more than half of all adults have at least one missing tooth due to an accident, tooth decay, gum disease, or dental fractures? In the United States this number is nearly 70% of adults aged 35 to 44 years (according to the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons). … [Read more...]

A Low-Carb Diet Stops Periodontal Inflammation

You thought eating healthy was only important for your body, and overall health? Research has shown that eating healthy food is the also the best cure for gum problems. The study, “An Oral Health Optimized Diet Can Reduce Gingival and Periodontal Inflammation in Humans has shown that your diet … [Read more...]

Sports drinks may have adverse effects on teens’ dental health

High numbers of younger teenagers are risking tooth decay and obesity by regularly having high-sugar sport drinks. – BBC News A recent survey found that out of one hundred and sixty teenagers, almost 90% had consumed sports drinks, with half of them drinking these drinks at least twice a week. … [Read more...]

Secondhand Smoke Linked to Kids’ Tooth Decay

A study from Japan links exposure to secondhand smoke during pregnancy and infancy,  with an increased risk of tooth decay.  … [Read more...]

Get rid of bad breath

Everyone has bad breath from time to time. In fact, for one in four adults it’s a regular problem. You can avoid the shame and embarrassment of bad breath. Here are a few tips for fresher breath: … [Read more...]