Dentistry + Oral Health

Sealants

Why Do You Need A Mouth Guard    Brushing and flossing are the best ways to help prevent cavities, but it’s not always easy to clean every nook and cranny of your teeth – especially those back teeth you use to chew (called molars). Molars are rough, uneven and a favorite place for leftover food

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Oral Health and Pregnancy

Oral Health and Pregnancy   Your hormones change during pregnancy. This can affect your oral health and your risk of gum and bone disease. Keeping your teeth and mouth healthy can decrease your risk of having a pre-term delivery or a low birth-weight baby.  Taking care of your oral health To clean your mouth properly,

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Good Foods for Dental Health

Poor Oral Health linked to Higher Blood Pressure  They’re healthy choices that are good for your body and your mouth. The five foods to add to your diet today. Water rules Water, especially fluoridated water, is the best beverage for maintaining your oral health. That’s because fluoride helps to make teeth more resistant to the

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Poor Oral Health Linked To Higher Blood Pressure

Poor Oral Health linked to Higher Blood Pressure     Poor oral health may interfere with blood pressure control in people diagnosed with hypertension. Periodontal disease — a condition marked by gum infection, gum inflammation and tooth damage — appears to worsen blood pressure and interferes with hypertension treatment. Study findings underscore the importance of

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Loss of First Baby Tooth

Loss of First Baby Tooth   Scared, ashamed, happy or proud — how do children feel when they lose their first baby tooth? An interdisciplinary research group at the University of Zurich has now found that children’s feelings are predominantly positive. The study also reveals that previous visits to the dentist’s as well as parental

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What Is Gingivitis?

Effectiveness Of Chlorhexidine Gingivitis means inflammation of the gums, or gingiva. It commonly occurs because a film of plaque, or bacteria, accumulates on the teeth. Gingivitis is a non-destructive type of periodontal disease, but untreated gingivitis can progress to periodontitis. This is more serious and can eventually lead to loss of teeth.   Gingivitis is

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Effectiveness Of Chlorhexidine

Effectiveness Of Chlorhexidine   The human oral cavity is colonised by a huge variety of bacteria. When surgical procedures such as a tooth extraction are carried out, the bacteria can pass into the bloodstream causing bacteraemia that is generally transient. What is not yet clear is how significant this presence of bacteria in the blood

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