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Sugary Treats – Why It Can Be Bad For Your Kids’ Teeth

Fact: Kids love sugary treats (well, most do). It’s not uncommon for parents to give in to their kids’ every whim and pamper them with these delectable goodies and drinks.  However, sugar is the worst thing for your children’s teeth – it will literally make their teeth rot.  The bacteria in your mouth feed off the sugars that you eat and drink and in turn, produce acid as a by-product.  This acid dissolves the tooth tissue creating holes which are referred to as cavities.  This is the process of tooth decay, or caries, as dentists call it.  Once cavities are ...
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Smart Tips To Save On Dental Treatments

It’s not rocket science. The key to saving on dental costs is easy – take care of your teeth. The best way to take care of those pearly whites is to make sure that you never skip any dental appointment.   Experts agree that early attention to problems can mean the difference between minor work, such as filling cavities, and expensive procedures like root canals, crowns, bridges, and oral surgery.   Visit Your Dentist Every 6 Months   Around 90% of dental problems are actually preventable. You only need to be serious in taking care of your teeth and not ...
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How Your Oral Health Can Strengthen The Immune System

This may be something new to you - but your teeth can actually impact your overall health. Yes, your oral health and your immune system are intimately connected, and most problems with dental health are due to bacterial build-up.   If you let bacteria build up in your mouth, it can increase your risk of developing health problems that include respiratory disease, heart disease, and diabetes.   Your Oral Health and Immune System – Is There a Connection?   Your mouth contains bacteria that feed on sugars and food particles left on your teeth. Brushing twice a day, flossing, and ...
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Dental Botox – Cosmetic Enhancement For Your Teeth

Botox has been around for some time, and most people have heard it talked about for cosmetic improvements – enhancing lips, eliminating wrinkles, adjusting drooping eyelids. But many people have no idea what Botox is. What is Botox? Botox is a tradename for a type of botulinum toxin drug. These are drugs derived from the same bacterium that can cause botulism.  The difference, though, is that the toxin most widely used in cosmetic surgery and dental procedures – Botulism A – has been harvested, isolated, and purified through a process that ensures it is beneficial, rather than harmful. How Does ...
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Pregnancy Gingivitis – Why Do Pregnant Moms Experience Toothache?

Pregnancy poses a lot of changes in a woman’s body. It also creates that 360-degree turn to your life in many ways than one. However, pains and gains are normal parts of pregnancy. You gain some weight and experience body pains and toothaches. Some expectant moms will go the whole nine months with no oral health issues, however, the fact of the matter is that pregnancy puts you at higher risk for tooth decay and gum disease or also known as “pregnancy gingivitis”. There is also growing evidence to suggest a link between gum disease and premature, underweight births.  More ...
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