27Apr, 2017

How Smoking Affects Your Teeth

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You may know that smoking can cause a number of negative effects on your respiratory system, but this is not all. Smoking is also likely to affect your dental health. Yes, it is important for you to take care of your teeth if you are smoking. Why should you think about proper dental care? GUM DISEASE Smoking leads to serious medical conditions affecting the oral cavity. The most common problem for smokers is an increased risk of gum disease. This problem is four times more likely to develop in a […]
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14Apr, 2017

5 Situations When Brushing Your Teeth is Not Recommended

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It is recommended by the American Dental Association that a person should brush his/her teeth twice every day, preferably using a fluoride toothpaste. Regular brushing helps in removing plaque and food. If as a result of poor brushing habits plaque is not removed, it can convert into tartar which makes keeping teeth clean a difficult job. The importance of regular brushing cannot be overstressed. However, there are a few situations where brushing, as strange as it may sound, is not recommended. The first situation where you should avoid brushing your […]
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26Mar, 2017

Can Your Dentist Diagnose Vitamin Deficiency?

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Lack of vitamins can make it difficult for the immune system to fight bacteria, which in turn makes your mouth more vulnerable to infections. This can increase the risk of tooth loss and periodontal (gum) disease. Therefore, if you are visiting your dentist with complaints, such as burning or bleeding gums, you may not end up getting a prescription for pills and syrups, but for strawberries and broccoli. A healthy diet is just as crucial for your oral health as it is your overall health. Different vitamin deficiencies can affect […]
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11Mar, 2017

Can Your Dental Health Indicate Your Risk of Heart Disease?

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Taking good care of your dental hygiene and health will surely help you with a healthy and attractive smile. While your gums become strong and teeth become white, paying good attention to your dental health might also help improve your heart. Research and findings have shown a strong link between oral health and heart diseases. When you develop a healthy brushing and flossing habit, you do not give bacteria the chance to flourish. But if you do not brush correctly, you will put the health of your heart at risk. […]
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22Feb, 2017

The Dental Health Symptoms You Should Not Ignore

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Sometimes bad breath and tooth sensitivity are not necessarily signs of an ailing oral health but can simply be a result of a flu bug that will go when the flue does. However, sometimes, the mouth does send S.O.S signals that are the body’s way of telling you something somewhere is seriously wrong. So, how can you tell whether something serious is cooking? Following are the dental health symptoms that you should never ignore and see a dentist immediately in case you experience any of them. Swelling and Pain If […]
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11Feb, 2017

How to Choose a Dental Implant Provider

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Choosing to go through the procedure of having dental implants places is a huge decision for any patient. It is of critical importance that when searching for the right dental implant provider, the right questions be asked. This will immensely help you make a smart decision. It is crucial that you first understand the difference between a dentist who simply “does implants” and a “dental implant expert”. Your teeth are special in their own way, and therefore it takes a professional practitioner to offer a high quality dental implant experience. […]
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24Jan, 2017

Understanding the Different Types of Dentists

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While general dentists offer a broad range of preventive services and treatments, there are certain dentists who are specially trained for a specific niche. Let’s look at the different types of dentists to get an idea of what they do. Pediatric Dentists These dentists guide teens or children through their dental development and growth. Pediatric dentists may work closely with family physicians and pediatricians along with other dental specialists to offer comprehensive dental and medical care. Orthodontists Orthodontists are trained dentists who specialize specifically in the prevention, correction and development […]
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13Jan, 2017

Why You Shouldn’t Ignore a Missing Tooth

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When we lose a tooth, the most immediate solution that comes to the mind is to replace it. However, when it is not the front tooth and is not visible when we smile, we are most likely to forget it. Ignoring this missing tooth can be one of our biggest mistakes. The fact of the matter is that any missing tooth can pose some serious health concerns. The quality of bone improves when we chew much like how exercise guards us against bone loss. Moreover, healthy teeth begin to shift […]
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26Dec, 2016

How Acid Reflux Affects Your Teeth

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Originally reported more than two centuries ago, dental corrosion still prevails as one of the major concerns for patients and dentists. 200 years back, studies showed how dental wear and tear occurred due to reasons, such as exposure to aerosols. Today, everyday foods and beverages like pickles, lemons, sodas, and starchy, sugary foods have been associated with tooth corrosion. Now, people also need to be aware of yet another danger that contributes to severe and permanent tooth structure loss, known as the acid reflux-induced corrosion. This medical condition involves the […]
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19Dec, 2016

5 Reasons Why You Might Experience Long-Term Tooth Pain

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There can be numerous causes of tooth pain. Generally, mild tooth pain goes away in a few days, and all you need is to take a couple of painkillers. However, if you are experiencing long-term tooth pain, it is important to understand the cause so you can get effective treatment. Here is a look at 5 reasons why you might experience long-term tooth pain: 1.     Gum Recession Gums can recede due to general wear and tear. The process is gradual but it leads to the tooth roots being exposed. The […]
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