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Sometimes, no matter how well you take care of your teeth, you simply can’t avoid developing a cavity. And despite the advances in dental care, with today’s fast-food, sugary-snack
, eat-on-the-fly lifestyles we all live, it’s no surprise that kids are still very much susceptible to needing a filling or two.
Unfortunately for them, that dental solution might also be affecting kids’ emotional and mental well-being.
You may often think of your oral health as something totally separate from your overall health. After all, you probably wouldn’t go to your dentist with questions about your heart, your migraine problems, or that indigestion you’ve been struggling with.
Do you brush your teeth and floss as often as you should? I’ll tell you what, I’m pretty good at the brushing, but flossing on a regular basis
is not my strong suit . . . and my dentist will attest to this! Perhaps I should make that one of my New Year's Resollutions.
Fluoride or No Fluoride . . . that is the question. No, we are not recommending dental hygiene practices via Shakespeare. Fluoride is a compound that has been shown to make teeth stronger and healthier, and over 75 percent of American communities have fluoridated water
. But is it really necessary?
Most people know the value of Omega-3s. You may regularly eat foods rich in this wonder-nutrient to improve your overall health. Yet what is one outstanding fact about Omega-3s is that they have recently been reported to improve dental health and avoid dental-related diseases.
February is National Children's Dental Health Month!
If you see your dentist twice a year for professional cleanings and brush and floss twice a day, every day, you’re well on your way to maintaining optimal oral health for the rest of your life. But your efforts to preserve your pearly whites shouldn’t end there. Read on to find out how you can adjust your eating habits to give your teeth a healthy boost.
Often the first thing someone notices about you is your smile. But, what if your smile isn’t as beautiful as you’d like it to be because of gingivitis (aka: gum disease)? Aside from the pain of this dental condition, there are the cosmetic effects that may put a damper on your first impressions. And while surgery is recommended for some cases, you may be able to improve your gingivitis with natural methods before taking such a drastic measure.
You know that dental care is imperative to a beautiful smile – and that a beautiful smile makes an excellent first impression. Well-cared-for teeth tend to indicate a well-cared-for body. But now it is becoming much more common knowledge that there are many more benefits to good oral hygiene than just avoiding the dentist’s drill.
Today xylitol chewing gum bolstered its position in the fight against the silent epidemic. The US Surgeon General has called tooth decay the "silent epidemic".
Get rid of the pain of toothaches naturally. Try these home remedies to relieve that pain.
An attractive smile is one with healthy white teeth and gums—but if you don’t take care of your oral health, that smile can quickly become less than beautiful. Protect your pearly whites and keep your smile camera-ready with this practical advice.
Having white teeth is almost expected these days. Unfortunately, the commercial whitening products can be dangerous to your health. Try these tips to help you have a clean, white smile!
It may seem crazy, but a natural cure for gum disease is honey. How can something so sweet keep your teeth strong and healthy?
There is nothing more embarrassing than finding out you have bad breath, especially when you have just met with a business associate or someone you really like. Learn how to tell if you have bad breath and some ways to naturally fight bad breath!
When you go to your dental checkups, there is always the chance of a cavity or other problem that means a filling or even removal of your tooth. However, dentists seem to really put importance on wisdom teeth, your third set of molars, for repair or removal. The teeth are a natural part of your mouth, so why do they get such special notice and treatment from the dentists? Here are some words of wisdom behind wisdom teeth.
Are you a regular tooth-brusher and flosser? If so, you may be taking critical actions to prevent a heart valve infection – just by taking care of your teeth! This is according to recent research published in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association. Let’s take a closer look at the oral hygiene-heart health connection.
Is soda your beverage of choice? Or do you prefer fruit juices or teas? Or, perhaps you’re an athlete and you regularly chug sports drinks after your workouts and events? If any of these sound familiar, your favorite beverages may be quenching your thirst and harming your dental health at the same time, according to research published in the Dental Tribune. Let’s take a closer look . . .
Have you ever been self-conscious about your breath? Perhaps you had some zippy Chinese takeout the night before an important meeting (or worse yet, a dentist’s appointment). That might occur from time to time, but if you suffer from chronic bad breath, you likely struggle with feelings of self-consciousness on a daily basis. So what is causing your stinky breath? Could it be more than just the takeout? Let’s see what science has to say . . .
Teeth whitening options have become increasingly popular lately, with procedures offered at places anywhere from the mall to cruise ships. Not to mention the home kits that you can find at your local drugstore or supermarket. But before you fork over your hard-eared money for expensive whitening solutions, you might want to try one of these effective techniques . . .
Have you ever been on an airplane, or standing next to someone in line at the grocery store, and been overcome by your neighbor’s bad breath? Or just maybe – don’t deny it now – you were the one with the stinky breath . . . the kind that no mouthwash or minty gum could conquer.