Wellness

Dental Health Linked to Dementia?

A study conducted by University of California researchers found that elderly women who brushed their teeth less than once daily were 65 percent more likely to develop dementia than those who brushed every day. For men, this number was 22 percent.

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Braces Help Keep Teeth Healthy

A smile often is the first thing you notice about someone. According to the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO), up to 75 percent of Americans could benefit from orthodontic treatment and improve their oral health.

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Snuff and Tooth Decay

Worldwide use of traditional tobacco has declined, while the number of individuals using snuff has increased. New research conducted at Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden demonstrated that use of snuff doesn’t lower or raise the risk of tooth decay.

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Five Mistakes to Avoid with Toothbrushing

You know it is important to brush your teeth. But did you know there is more to toothbrushing than just brushing? Many people swish their toothbrush across their teeth a few times, and think they have done a good job. Actually, they may be doing more harm than good.

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Nerve Damage May Occur with Dental Implants

For individuals missing a tooth due to injury or excessive decay, dentists may recommend a dental implant to fill the vacant spot. This procedure involves affixing a titanium screw into the jawbone and then attaching a prosthetic tooth, which has been designed to fit in with surrounding teeth.

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Children’s Dental Tips: Daily Care and Toothbrush Choices

Children with healthy teeth and gums have more than a glowing grin. Good oral health also contributes to their overall health, and may enhance their performance in school. Unfortunately, many children have problems with tooth decay. If problems are left untreated, they may experience unnecessary pain and infection, which can lead to problems eating, speaking, playing and learning.

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Qualities of a Good Dentist

Many people consider their dentist a valued partner in their health care, so if they need to find a new dental professional – maybe due to a move or a new dental plan – it’s important to find one they trust.

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