Monthly Archives: June 2011

Your Oral Health Can Affect Your Unborn Child

Your Oral Health and Your Unborn Child Recent research suggests that serious gum disease, called periodontitis, can cause your baby to be born too early (premature birth) and too small. For a long time we’ve known that many risk factors … Continue reading

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Water Fluoridation

Water fluoridation has been a hot topic in London lately.  A number of the questions about fluoride are based on myths and misconceptions advanced by a small faction opposed to water fluoridation.  The American Dental Association has evidenced based information … Continue reading

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Link Between Perio Disease and Rheumatoid Arthritis

People with periodontal disease and a severe form of rheumatoid arthritis experience reduced arthritic pain and a reduced number of swollen joints and degree of morning stiffness when their dental problems are resolved according to a study published in the … Continue reading

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Dry Mouth

Dry mouth leaves the mouth without enough saliva to wash away food and neutralize plaque, leaving you more susceptible to tooth decay and periodontal disease. In addition, dry mouth can cause sore throat, problems with speaking, difficulty swallowing and hoarseness. … Continue reading

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Tooth Whitening with Lights

Light radiation used in teeth whitening treatments may be both useless and dangerous, according to recent research Many tooth whitening treatments suggest the use of a light source, as it is believed to help improve the overall result. However, a … Continue reading

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Teeth Whitening: How It Works

Most of us start out with sparkling white teeth, thanks to their porcelain like enamel surface. The enamel is composed of crystalline rods – in a honeycomb like pattern. These enamel rods are designed to protect the teeth from the … Continue reading

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Periodontal Disease — the Silent Killer

Flossing can add up to 6.5 years to your life!    Preventing gum disease increases a person’s life expectancy, yet gum disease has been ignored for too long.  A large portion of people still believe it’s normal for gums to bleed. … Continue reading

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Oral Biofilms and Increased Cardiovascular Risk

The International Centre for Oral-Systemic Health provided the following: Oral inflammation in the form of gingivitis and periodontitis, is the most prevalent microbial-mediated disease world-wide.  The cause of these chronic inflammatory conditions is the bacteria residing in dental plaque.  During … Continue reading

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The Best Food and Drinks for Your Teeth

A tooth’s worst enemy, is acid – either directly contained in the food and drink, or produced by bacteria that thrive on sugar and convert it to acid. The mouth’s best friends are foods that neutralize acids, provide minerals and vitamins … Continue reading

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The 7 Worst Food and Drinks for Your Teeth

There are some obvious foods and drinks that people know are bad for their teeth – but what about the foods like bread, dried fruit and raisins?  You may be surprised! 1) Carbonated beverages & other drinks – Soft drinks are a  target of … Continue reading

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