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Researchers Discover New Treatment for Tooth Decay

Treating tooth decay soon could be natural and pain-free. Using a drug designed to treat Alzheimer’s disease, researchers at the Dental Institute at King’s College in London discovered that it is effective in restoring damaged teeth. Tooth decay Tooth decay occurs when mouth bacteria breaks down outer tooth enamel and creates a cavity. In the … Read Full Article

4 Things to Know About Artificial and Natural Flavors

Many food labels list natural and artificial flavorings in the ingredients. People often believe that natural is better, but is this accurate? Both have chemicals. The difference is in whether they come from edible or inedible sources. Here are four things to know: Natural flavors – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration requires natural flavors … Read Full Article

Tooth Abscess 3 Facts to Know

Tooth Abscess: 3 Facts to Know

A tooth abscess can develop without warning. Suddenly you experience throbbing pain in your jaw, and it becomes more intense within a few hours. Often the pain radiates into to the ear or neck. Here are three facts to know about tooth abscess: 1. Causes – Foods and beverages consumed throughout the day can form … Read Full Article

Allergy Sufferers Avoid 5 Common Mistakes

Dealing with Allergies: Avoid 5 Common Mistakes

Allergies can be miserable. The constant sneezing, coughing and sniffling, not to mention itchy and watery eyes, makes most allergy sufferers irritable and tired. And they unknowingly may do things that can make their allergies even worse. Review five common mistakes to avoid as provided by the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. 1. … Read Full Article

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

4 Ways Smells Affect Your Health and Well-being

4 Ways Smells Affect Your Health and Well-being

Familiar smells, such as coffee, bacon, cookies, or perfume, can trigger memories, affect moods or soothe stress and worries. Aromas also can affect your health and well-being. Here are four ways your sense of smell works as provided by the National Institutes of Health. 1. Deciphering odors Every time you take a breath, you detect … Read Full Article

Coping With Hearing Loss

Coping With Hearing Loss

Hearing loss can drastically change your daily living. Dining out with family and friends becomes uncomfortable as conversations seem muffled, participating in work meetings is challenging because it’s difficult to follow discussions, and attending sporting events or concerts makes it even worse. Often people with hearing loss end up withdrawing from life and those they … Read Full Article

3 New Ways to Correct Kids Lazy Eye Vision Problems

3 New Ways to Correct Kids’ Lazy Eye Vision Problems

Lazy eye is the most common cause of kids’ vision problems, affecting about 3 percent of American children. Also known as amblyopia, lazy eye typically develops between birth and age 8. Usually, one eye is more nearsighted or looks to the side. Rarely does the condition develop in both eyes. Diagnosing and treating lazy eye … Read Full Article

6 Ways to Reduce Tinnitus or Ringing in Your Ears

6 Ways to Reduce Tinnitus or Ringing in Your Ears

Medical professionals describe tinnitus as a perception of noise in one or both ears, despite no external sound. Currently, there are no cures or prescription drugs available to treat tinnitus, but researchers have identified ways to help alleviate the symptoms: Magnesium – Scientists at the University of Leicester found eating foods high in magnesium, such … Read Full Article

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