Wellness

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6 reasons why you should take care of your teeth as you age

As you age, your oral health often changes. If you don’t take care of your teeth and gums, you can experience oral health problems that could lead to serious medical problems, such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, dementia, cancer, or respiratory infections. Six reasons why you should take care of your teeth as you age: Gum … Read Full Article

5 trends that could harm your oral health

Daily tooth brushing and flossing are proven practices for keeping your teeth and gums healthy. But, new products and ideas become popular with promises to improve dental health and fight decay. However, not all of these ideas are effective. Review five trends that could harm your oral health. Lemon water – Lemons are naturally rich … Read Full Article

3 things to know about gum disease and deep cleaning

Nearly half of American adults have some form of periodontal disease, reports the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Although it’s a serious condition, periodontal disease is preventable and treatable. Here are three things to know about gum disease and deep cleaning of your teeth. Symptoms – Many people with gum disease are not aware … Read Full Article

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This is Why You Can’t Blame Genetics for Bad Teeth


For years, people have attributed their mouth problems to family genes. But new research shows that you can’t blame genetics for bad teeth. In reality, it’s caused by the foods you eat and your daily oral care habits. Inherited microbes, not genes Researchers at the J. Craig Venter Institute in Maryland studied the oral health … Read Full Article

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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