Your Teeth: What to Expect When Pregnant

Your Teeth: What to Expect When Pregnant

You have so much to think about during pregnancy, make sure to keep your oral health on the list. Brushing and flossing contributes to your overall health. Keeping your mouth healthy helps keep you healthy, and course, that helps keep your baby healthy. You will notice a lot of changes in your body when you become pregnant. This includes your mouth and teeth. Due to changes in your hormone levels, your mouth becomes more vulnerable to bacteria...

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What is Gum Disease?

What is Gum Disease?

What is Gum Disease? Periodontal (gum) disease describes bacterial growth and toxins that gradually destroy tissue supporting the teeth. Gingivitis and periodontitis are the two main stages of gum disease. Gingivitis involves inflammation of the gums from plaque. It can be treated and reversed with professional cleanings, daily brushing and flossing to remove plaque accumulation. Periodontitis is an actual infection of the tissues and bone that...

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Is Chewing Gum Good for the Teeth?

Is Chewing Gum Good for the Teeth?

Studies have shown that chewing gum can have an indirect positive effect on your teeth. Gum stimulates production of saliva and increase salivary flow. Saliva is a natural buffering agent which washes the teeth and neutralizes some of the acid produced by bacteria. It is the acid which erodes enamel and eventually causes cavities. Also, some people do not produce sufficient saliva.On the other hand, gum typically contains some type of sweetener....

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Dental care for older people

Dental care for older people

Advancing age puts many older people at risk of a number of oral health problems, such as the following: Darkened teeth. Caused, to some extent, by changes in dentin, the bone like tissue that underlies the tooth enamel, and by a lifetime of consuming stain-causing foods and beverages. Dry mouth. Dry mouth is caused by reduced saliva flow, which can be a result ofcancer treatments that use radiation to the head and neck area, as well as...

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Should Wisdom Teeth be removed?

Should Wisdom Teeth be removed?

If they (wisdom teeth) erupt and align properly, and gum tissue is healthy, wisdom teeth do not have to be removed at all. Unfortunately, this does not generally happen because of crowding and malposition of the erupting wisdom teeth, due to lack of jaw space. The extraction of wisdom teeth is necessary when they are prevented from properly erupting within the mouth. They may grow sideways, partially emerge from the gum, and even remain trapped...

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Diabetes and Oral Health:

Diabetes and Oral Health:

Diabetes is a condition in which the body does not produce or properly use insulin. Insulin, a hormone made by the pancreas, converts sugar and other foods into glucose. It then helps carry the glucose from the blood into your cells to be used for energy needed for daily life. Without insulin, your blood glucose level rises.   What are the stages of gum disease? Gingivitis is the earliest stage, a milder and reversible form of periodontal...

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Introducing a Latest Technology – Laser Dentistry

Introducing a Latest Technology – Laser Dentistry

Laser has provided the advancement of many treatments of soft tissue such as eye surgery, tattoo removal, removal of tumours etc. as far back s 1994, researchers have also found new laser applications in dental treatments.   How Do Lasers Work in Dentistry?   All lasers work by delivering energy in the form of light. When used for surgical and dental procedures, the laser acts as a cutting instrument or a vaporizer of tissue that it comes in...

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Counting Your Beans and Leaves

Counting Your Beans and Leaves

For thousands of years, tea, well-known for its health benefits, has been China’s national drink. Recent research suggests drinking tea may help prevent everything from cavities to Parkinson’s disease. The benefits of tea consumption may extend throughout the body, experts believe. In recent years, a new phenomenon of cafes offering coffee has bloomed. Apart from their teeth staining properties, the benefits of tea and coffee...

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Can Pregnancy Affect Your Oral Health?

Can Pregnancy Affect Your Oral Health?

Can Pregnancy affect your oral health? The answer is Yes. You may think of your oral health as just one more thing to worry about during pregnancy, but taking care of your mouth and teeth is important during pregnancy. Growing evidence suggests a link between gum disease and premature, underweight births. Pregnant women who have gum disease may be more likely to have a baby that is born too early and too small. Pregnancy Gingivitis Most women...

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What is Sensitive Teeth

What is Sensitive Teeth

What is Sensitive Teeth Having sensitive teeth can mean anything from getting a mild twinge to having severe discomfort or even by breathing cold air. It can also be an early warning sign of more serious dental problems. What causes Sensitive Teeth? Sensitive teeth occurs when the underlying layer of your teeth, the dentin, becomes exposed as a result of receding gum tissue (the protective blanket that covers the tooth roots). The roots contain...

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