4Jun, 2016

Dental Terms Explained

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Here is a short glossary of the most common dental terms used that you might hear when talking to your dentist or support staff. Abscess: An infection of a bone, tooth or soft tissue. Apex: A tooth’s tip of the root. Attrition: Natural wear and tearing leading to a loss of tooth’s structure Biopsy: The process of removing a small piece of tissue for the purpose of micro examination. Bruxism: Gnashing or grinding of the teeth, commonly found in patients while asleep. Caries: Tooth decay or cavities. Carcinogenic: Cancer-causing. Cariogenic: […]
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31May, 2016

An Apple a Day Keeps the Dentist Away

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‘An apple a day keeps the doctor away’ is among the oldest clichés going around. People have been using it for centuries, but does it really apply? Well, apples are healthy and can help prevent a host of illnesses so the saying is probably true. But did you know that apples can also help you keep the dentist away? Yes, it may sound strange but eating a fruit bits of which can get stuck in your teeth and eventually lead to buildup of bacteria can help keep your dental health […]
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7May, 2016

Why You Need to Relax to Avoid Dental Health Problems

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Emotional woes go far than just affecting your heart and cognitive function. As per the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), poor dental health and stress have a direct relation, helping us better understand what part of depression and anxiety contribute to various dental problems, and the importance of why we need to relax more to avoid those problems. Take a look at the following conditions that are most commonly an aftermath of stress and can be damaging to your dental health: EXCESS EATING: When stressed, most of us like to […]
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24Apr, 2016

Overcoming Your Fear of Going to the Dentist

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Fear of dentists is common, and stems not so much from the pain as from the lack of control patients feel in the dentist’s chair. Some relate their fear to a previous bad dental experience while others dread unpleasant side effects, like mood swings, anxiety disorders, posttraumatic stress, or substance abuse. Whatever your excuse for delaying visits to your dentist, you should be facing and dealing with your fears rather than compromising on your oral health. To begin with, you should know you are not alone in this experience. Millions […]
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12Apr, 2016

How Stress Can Affect Your Teeth

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Everyone goes through stress at some point of their life, some more than others. Most of us are aware of what this does to our bodies, i.e. depression and anxiety disorders, panic attacks and insomnia. But stress and oral health are a completely new discovery for most people. Sadly, our mouths are as vulnerable to stress as our minds and bodies, and significant link has been found between stress and oral health. The good news is this connection helps us better understand what part depression and anxiety have in the […]
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29Mar, 2016

Cavities are Contagious

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Cavities are formed when bacteria Streptococcus mutans and Streptococcus sobrinus dwell on the gums and teeth, wearing away the protective enamel layer, making small holes on the surface. Food particles then get stuck in those holes and start decaying, leading to greater cavities and more tooth decay. What is more is the fact that these bacteria are transferable and like any viral disease, cavities are contagious. Most people fear breathing in the same air as an influenza infected person and also avoiding physical contact but most are unaware and carefree about […]
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11Mar, 2016

Five Reasons to Brush Your Teeth You Might Not Know

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Brushing teeth, backed by flossing and use of a mouthwash on a regular basis are the most important steps in taking care of your oral hygiene. Some people choose to skip brushing not because they don’t care but because they are not aware of the problems that could stem from not doing so. Here are five reasons that will probably change your mind for good: PREVENT HEART ATTACK: Now that we have your attention, yes, not brushing your teeth could over time lead to heart problems. Bacteria and plaque cause […]
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26Feb, 2016

To Mouthwash, or Not to Mouthwash

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There is no debate over whether you should brush and floss your teeth daily or not, but the situation isn’t as clear-cut when it comes to mouthwash. Some people use it regularly because they love the taste, but you have to be mindful about using mouthwash and how it affects your dental health. So, to mouthwash, or not to mouthwash? Let’s look at both sides of the picture: Pros Mouthwash has been known to reduce the risk of cavities. Mouthwash contains fluoride which ensures your teeth are properly mineralized and […]
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4Feb, 2016

Sodas and Their Impact on Your Teeth

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Sodas are addictive. There is no doubt about it. This is why you see people around you all the time gulping down soda. The ads for soda may make you think that you will get magical powers after you drink it but that is hardly the case. In fact, there is little, if anything good about it. Sodas are loaded with sugars and are acidic in nature. In addition to weight gain, soda can harm your teeth. Yes, the enamel on your teeth will not withstand a constant intake of […]
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20Jan, 2016

Dental Care Resolutions for the New Year

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The New Year is already here! Now, you might have put losing weight and getting healthier on your list of resolutions, but don’t ignore your dental health. It has now been proven that proper dental hygiene can have a positive impact on your overall health. So, it is a good idea to put some dental care resolutions on your list for 2016. Here are a few you can consider: Start with the most basic of all dental care tips: brush twice a day and floss once, at least. As long […]
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