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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...]

10 Toothbrush Mistakes – and How to Fix Them

Most of us don't give too much thought to brushing our teeth. We just do it.  But did you know that there is a right and wrong way to brush your teeth, and that sometimes brushing too much is bad for you?  … [Read more...]

Can you extract teeth without cutting?

Most children don't look forward to their dentist appointments, especially if it's time to have a tooth pulled. Even as adults, most of us can admit that tooth extractions are painful experiences, that we would all rather avoid.  … [Read more...]

Nine things you need to know about tooth whitening

Want to have that perfect, beautiful, shiny, white smile? You may want to consider tooth whitening. The British Dental Health Foundation gives us a list of 9 things you need to know before you whiten your teeth.  … [Read more...]

Keep your kids teeth healthy during the holidays

For most kids, holidays meant lots of junk food and candy. While we want our children to enjoy the holiday season, we still want to keep their teeth healthy. Here are a few tips from Colgate to keeping your children's teeth and gums healthy despite the sugar intake. … [Read more...]

How your oral health affects your overall wellness

Keeping your mouth healthy keeps you healthy. Researchers know there's a synergic relationship between oral health and overall wellness. In one large study, people without gum disease had 50% lower risk of a heart attack … [Read more...]