Wellness

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3 reasons why it’s important to take care of your teeth

If you’ve lost teeth, you’re not alone. By age 50, most Americans have lost 12 teeth, including wisdom teeth, due to injury, smoking, gum disease or tooth decay. Tooth loss can affect your bite, smile, facial structure, overall health, and lifespan. Here are three reasons why it’s important to take care of your teeth: Increases … Read Full Article

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5 reasons why you need to brush your tongue

Americans only spend an average of 15 to 23 days during their lifetime brushing and flossing their teeth. But what about brushing the tongue? There are 700 different forms of bacteria living in the mouth. The unhealthy bacteria can settle into the small bumps on the tongue, called papillae, and create tooth decay, gum disease … Read Full Article

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3 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Skip Your Dental Visit

Your smile communicates many things about you to others. That’s why it’s important to take care of your oral health, so your teeth and gums always look and feel their best. Many people put off going to the dentist because they’re concerned about the cost of the exam, are afraid of feeling pain or hearing … Read Full Article

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

Dental Vaccine Targets Gingivitis and Periodontitis

New Dental Vaccine Targets Gingivitis and Periodontitis Periodontitis is a severe gum disease that affects people worldwide. The American Academy of Periodontology reports that 47.2 percent of Americans, or 64.7 million people, have mild, moderate or severe periodontitis. It’s considered an advanced form of periodontal disease that can cause teeth to become loose or result … 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

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

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