Category Archives: Oral Health and Overall Health

Do you Grind Your Teeth?

  Bruxism is a condition in which you grind, clench or gnash your teeth. Bruxism and clenching are the most common oral habits, and may occur to some degree in over 80% of the population. Most people subconsciously grind their … Continue reading

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Oil Pulling – Good Idea or not?

Oil pulling proponents claim that the swishing activates the enzymes and draws the toxins out of the blood. They suggest that bacteria hiding under crevices in the gums and in pores and tubules within the teeth are sucked out of … Continue reading

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Tongue Piercings – What are the dangers?

If you’re thinking about getting an oral piercing — or if you already have one — there are some health risks you should know about. A mouth piercing can interfere with speech, chewing, or swallowing, however of more concern are the following: … Continue reading

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Dental Implants

Many factors can contribute to the loss of your teeth, including cavities, poor oral hygiene leading to gum and periodontal disease, bite problems, infection, fractured roots, and accidents. When teeth are lost, the bone that was around those teeth is … Continue reading

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How to Prevent Baby Bottle Tooth Decay

HOW TO PREVENT EARLY CHILDHOOD CARIES  If you must give the baby a bottle as a comfort at bedtime, it should contain only water. If your child won’t fall asleep without the bottle and its usual beverage, gradually dilute the … Continue reading

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Baby Bottle Tooth Decay

Baby  Bottle Tooth Decay You may think that because baby teeth are replaced by permanent teeth, it is not important if they decay or are lost early.  It is however, very important to keep baby teeth healthy because: Primary (baby) teeth last for one-sixth … Continue reading

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Tooth Sensitivity

TOOTH SENSITIVITY It is estimated that approximately half the population experiences tooth sensitivity.  Tooth sensitivity can range from very mild to extreme and can come and go over time. There are many things that can cause sensitive teeth, and treatment … Continue reading

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Receding Gums

Receding Gums The gingiva (gum) is the protective skin that is located around the necks of each tooth, and covers the underlying bone that holds the roots of the teeth. The gums are the so-called first line of defense against bacteria that … Continue reading

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17 Ways You May Be Inadvertently Damaging Your Teeth

PROTECT YOUR TEETH  KEEP THEM FOR LIFETIME!                                                       Do you brush your teeth right after eating or drinking something acidic?  Brushing your teeth immediately after eating or drinking something acidic can cause tooth wear.  If you eat or drink anything … Continue reading

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Phone a Friend?

Remember the game show “Who Wants to be a Millionaire”? If contestants were unsure of the answer, they had 3 life lines – poll the audience, phone a friend and 50/50.   Sometimes choices in dentistry can be confusing. There are no … Continue reading

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