Dentistry

What Is Gingivitis

Causes and treatment of gingivitis   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.

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Cancer Risk

Mouth Cancer   Smokers and heavy drinkers are more willing to give up on their unhealthy habits if they are aware of the links to mouth cancer, according to new research. An opinion poll by the Oral Health Foundation and Denplan, part of Simplyhealth, reveals that one-in-two smokers (50%) would quit cigarettes if they knew

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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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