bad dental habits

1. Brushing too hard Using a firm-bristled toothbrush and too much pressure can permanently wear away protective enamel (triggering tooth sensitivity and cavities) and cause receding gums. Instead, use a soft brush and gentle, circular scrubbing motions for two minutes at least twice a day. When buying a toothbrush, consider that compact heads move most…

gum disease

What’s the connection between your oral health and general health? Can you name the number one cause of tooth loss in adults? It’s not decay, accidents or teeth grinding. Instead, the culprit is periodontal (gum) disease—a “silent” malady that affects around one in two adults, yet often isn’t recognized until it has progressed to a…

tips for dry mouth

The DOs and DON’Ts of keeping your mouth comfortable and healthy. Got saliva? OK, maybe that’s not going to catch on as a dental slogan, but the question is important for your health and well being. Saliva is the naturally beneficial fluid that keeps your mouth feeling moist and comfortable. It has many other important…

how what you eat affects your teeth

A healthy diet is important for your overall health and your oral health. Follow these healthy eating guidelines to help protect your teeth. Every food you eat or beverage you drink comes in contact with your teeth, which means those choices continually impact the health of your teeth and gums. Many foods in a typical…

simple steps to cure bad breath

Whether it’s waking up first thing in the morning with bad breath (dreaded morning breath), after eating certain foods or just most of the time, you may have experienced bad breath. The cause of bad breath may be certain diseases such as diabetes, respiratory infections, infected tonsils, stomach conditions and others. Studies report approximately 80…

dental treatment to look younger

How good are you at guessing someone’s age? Can you place them in the right year — or even the right decade? According to a recent study, this is harder to do if the person is smiling. That’s because we tend to perceive smiling faces as more youthful and attractive. Yet many of us start…

your teeth in photos

Despite the marvels of modern technology, tooth decay is still a prevalent disease on a global scale. Around 64 million Americans have a serious gum condition called periodontitis which is known to lead to other health issues. This equates to around half of the population over the age of 30. While gum disease has been linked to…

Contrary to what a lot of people think, dementia is not an inevitable part of getting older. It is caused by diseases like Alzheimer’s and is the fifth biggest cause of death worldwide. Alzheimer’s is preventable in some cases, but the problem is the direct causes of it aren’t fully understood. However, new research, published in…

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