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Oral Health Problems May Affect Your Overall Health

Oral Health Problems May Affect Your Overall Health

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  Overall health and wellbeing is significantly impacted by Oral Health. Failure to maintain healthy oral hygiene can pave the way for a number of medical issues, illnesses, and problems. Some ways that oral health problems may affect your overall health and wellbeing include: Gum Disease It does not come as a surprise that your mouth is loaded with bacteria, some good and some bad. Daily brushing and flossing keeps the less-healthy bacteria at bay. If you fail to maintain dental hygiene, bacteria could morph into oral infections, gum disease,…

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The Importance of Good Oral Hygiene for Older Adults

The Importance of Good Oral Hygiene for Older Adults

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Just because you are getting older does not make you immune to dental issues stemming from poor oral hygiene. In fact, your risk for many dental-related problems increases with age. Prevent problems and pain later with consistent and good oral hygiene now. There are many reasons that put Older Adults at high-risk for a slew of dental issues: Inability to Brush There are seniors that may experience mobility challenges or physical challenges that make it difficult, if not impossible, to brush properly without assistance. It may be particularly tough for…

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What to Know About Different Types of Dental Crowns

What to Know About Different Types of Dental Crowns

By Dental Health, Oral Health

If you might be a candidate for dental crowns, put your mind at ease by learning a bit more about them. There are varying pros and cons of the different types of dental crowns, and your dental provider will determine which fits your distinct dental needs best. Crown or Cap You should know that crowns are basically permanent prosthetics for your teeth, sometimes called caps, that is bonded to your teeth using a strong adhesive. The new capped tooth can only be removed by a dentist, and the cap serves…

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Some Causes of Bad Breath Might Surprise You

Some Causes of Bad Breath Might Surprise You

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Everyone has woken up with a case of less-than-pleasant morning breath, but sometimes halitosis can become more than a morning occurrence – and something of a problem.   Bad breath can be caused by a wide range of factors, including what we eat and when we eat it. While a diet of pure garlic and coffee is a shoo-in for the “Bad Breath of the Year Awards”, there are other factors that can contribute to chronic halitosis. Poor oral hygiene can leave your mouth open to a wide range of…

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5 Oral Health Tips to Manage Halloween Treats

5 Oral Health Tips to Manage Halloween Treats

By Dental Health, Oral Health

The holiday brings Halloween treats, snacks, and candy into your home, generally via your kids’ spoils from trick-or-treating. Foster good oral care and healthy habits this year by helping curb your kids’ indulgence on sugary, sweet snacks. Work to keep a balance between prudent oral hygiene and seasonal splurges, like Halloween goodies. Five oral health tips to help your kids manage their Halloween treat haul are: Set some limits. Don’t deprive your kids of their Halloween treats, but set some limits. Always encourage them to stop snacking after their nighttime…

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Top 10 Warning Signs of Sleep Apnea

Top 10 Warning Signs of Sleep Apnea

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Sleep apnea is the name of a condition where a person experiences irregular breathing while they are asleep. This can be caused by a wide range of factors, including nasal passage size and other oxygen-intake related issues. However, since the condition itself happens while they are asleep, most sleep apnea sufferers aren’t aware of their own symptoms. That is why it is important to pay attention to the warning signs of sleep apnea that you or a loved one can see. 1. Snoring While snoring isn’t a surefire sign of…

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Oral Health Benefits of Fluoride

Knowing Facts from Fiction: The Oral Health Benefits of Fluoride

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Fluoride is a mineral substance that helps strengthen teeth and can help prevent dental decay, and is mostly found in our water supply and in our toothpaste.  Fluoride is added to the water supply of most urban and rural areas to help prevent dental decay and to help reduce dental care costs across the board. Unfortunately, when it comes to discussing fluoride’s health benefits, many myths pop up. Fluoride is a natural mineral found in phosphate rock, the same substance that we get phosphoric acid, a common ingredient in colas,…

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Avoid These Common Mistakes While Brushing Your Teeth!

Avoid These Common Mistakes While Brushing Your Teeth!

By Dental Health, Oral Health

Brushing your teeth is an important aspect of oral hygiene and preserving your dental health. But many people don’t realize that there are a right way and a wrong way to do it. In many cases, improper teeth brushing can leave you at risk for a wide range of oral health issues, such as gingivitis, cavities, and tartar build up. When brushing your teeth, make sure to use a soft-bristled toothbrush. In almost every case, harder toothbrush bristles can cause damage to your gums and to the surface enamel of…

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Are You A Snacker Or Grazer? It Could Impact Your Oral Health.

Are You A Snacker Or Grazer? It Could Impact Your Oral Health.

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To adjust to our ever-busy lifestyles, many of us have become snackers or grazers to help tide us over in the time between our standard three meals a day. However, this can have a lasting impact on our dental health. The dentist-recommended interval for brushing your teeth is twice a day after major mealtimes to help reduce acidic damage to your teeth and to help clear away plaque build up. However, if you find yourself snacking on any kind of food throughout the day, ranging in healthiness anywhere from an…

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5 Clever Uses for Your Old Toothbrush

5 Clever Uses for Your Old Toothbrush

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When it comes to recycling old toothbrushes, possibilities are endless.  The only limit is not to reuse it to clean your teeth! Making sure to switch out a damaged or old toothbrush is key to keeping your teeth are as clean as possible, and preventing possible illness in the long run. While a high-quality toothbrush may last you as long as 3 to 4 months, if you see a marked decay in the state of the bristles, it’s definitely time to switch out Old Faithful. However, you don’t have to…

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