The human body is an incredibly complex interwoven machine. It is amazing how imbalances in one area can cause changes in a completely different part of the body. For example, did you know that people living with diabetes have a much higher then normal risk of periodontal disease? According to Seniorhealth.about.com: Thickening of blood vessels […]
When someone enters their late teens or early twenties, their wisdom teeth usually begin emerging. At this point, regular dental practice is to remove the wisdom teeth since up to 90% of the population doesn’t have room for them in their mouth. A commonly asked question is “why do we have wisdom teeth if there’s […]
If you’re a pregnant woman, it’s very important that you visit your dentist regularly. Evidence suggests that serious gum disease, also known as periodontitis, can cause premature birth and low birth weight. In fact, the risk of having a premature baby is seven times higher for women with severe gum disease. When women are pregnant, […]
With so many different toothbrushes on the market, people can get a little overwhelmed. In any drug store, there is an endless array of brushes in all shapes, sizes, and styles. Luckily, there are a few simple guidelines that can help you pick out the perfect toothbrush for your mouth. First of all, most dentists […]
With 76 million baby boomers in the U.S. quickly approaching retirement age, it is natural they may soon be facing many health issues, including dental problems. However, unlike their parents’ generation, baby boomers have grown old with their teeth due to healthier lifestyles, education about health and teeth issues, fluoridated drinking water, and fluoride treatments […]
Most people believe their smile isn’t white enough, or that they have a crooked tooth or two that could be realigned. This desire to have the best smile possible drives people to look for ways to correct the problem. I am a perfect example. I’ve always had a decent set of teeth, but as a […]
Where does bad breath come from? It’s an age-old question that has plagued almost everyone in his or her everyday lives. I mean, let’s face it, just about everyone has been face to face with someone who has bad breath, or you’ve actually been accused of it yourself. So what’s to blame for this embarrassing […]
It becomes increasingly important as a person gets older to maintain a regular and healthy oral hygiene routine because as our bodies age, we become more susceptible to harmful diseases. Oral health must be considered a crucial part of our overall health because recent studies have shown that bacteria in the mouth and other oral […]
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