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When diabetes is not controlled properly, high glucose levels in saliva may create problems that lead to an increased risk of tooth decay. Your teeth are covered with plaque, a sticky film of bacteria. After you eat food that contains sugars or starches, the bacteria react with these sugars to release acids that attack tooth...
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The habits of good dental care should begin as early as possible and its important to take steps to avoid problems with infants and children. Children need strong, healthy teeth to chew their food and baby teeth also keep a space in the jaw for the adult teeth. If a baby tooth is lost too...
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Plaque is a sticky film of bacteria that covers our teeth and, when we eat something, these bacteria release acids that attack the tooth enamel. When these attacks are repeated over time, the enamel will break down and this will eventually lead to cavities. When plaque is not removed through daily brushing and cleaning it...
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Periodontal disease is an infection of the tissues that support your teeth. There is a very slight gap between the tooth and the gum. Periodontal diseases attack this gap and cause a breakdown in the attachment of the tooth and its supporting tissues. When the tissues are damaged, the gap develops into a pocket and,...
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Though many of us say we brush our teeth regularly, you get the best results by making sure you brush properly. Here are the steps you should follow: First, place the toothbrush at a 45-degree angle to your gums. Then, move the brush back and forth gently in short (tooth-wide) strokes. Brush the outer tooth...
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Once you start wearing dentures, your oral health and hygiene routine is not over. Dentures should be taken care of just like real teeth. When you take your dentures out, you should brush your gums, tongue, and the roof of your mouth with a soft-bristled toothbrush. You should rinse the dentures well with water and...
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There are many myths and wives tails that people come to believe when it comes to the questions regarding our teeth. I hear them every day, so here is my attempt to clarify some of the most common dental myths: MYTH: Brushing my teeth several times a day harms the enamel. TRUTH: Usually, it is...
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From dentistrytoday.com: Dentists in southern India performed root canal surgery on a giant scale to rid a 27-year-old elephant of chronic tusk ache, officials said. A three-member team of dentists helped by a veterinary surgeon carried out the two-and-a-half-hour operation on the male pachyderm, which developed a cavity in one of its tusks, they said....
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Did you know thousands of dollars are lost each year because people fail to use thier dent insurance benefits? Dental insurance is a valuable asset that sometimes goes unused. Make sure you take advantage of your benefits! Many employers and other plan sponsors offer dental benefits for a variety of reasons, including promotion of oral...
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I found this on the Warlingham Green Dental Clinic Blog, and I think it makes a very clear point: Want to know how to save money at the dentist? – See a hygienist! It is as simple as that. Hygienists are super at detecting early dental problems such as tooth decay and gum disease. We...
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