Health Notes

Learning The Ropes

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There are numerous kinds of floss from which to choose in order to meet your flossing needs. While unwaxed floss is the best for closely spaced teeth, waxed floss is more resistant to breaking but more difficult to use in tightspaces. For cleaning between teeth that are loosely spaced dental tape (...
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Fluoride Treatment

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Children are not the only ones who stand to benefit from fluoride treatment. When demineralization of the tooth enamel occurs due to the destructive work of bacterial acids in plaque, fluoride can reverse the process and"remineralize" the enamel and arrest tooth decay. Moreover, menopausal women, ...
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Beyond Gum Disease

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Gingivitis is a very common condition and varies widely in severity from person to person. It is characterized by red, swollen gums that bleed easily when teeth are brushed or flossed.If you neglect your oral health to the point where you develop gum disease, you are placing more than your teeth ...
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Flossing Benefits

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Did you know that flossing can actually protect you from germs and infection beyond the gum line? If excess bacteria accumulate on the teeth and gums, it can quickly travel through your throat to other parts of your body.​
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Lifelong Care for Dental Restoration

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Whether dental restorations such as crowns, bridges and veneers are supported by natural teeth or implants, they require lifelong care. Newly revised guidelines recommend that patients with dental restorations visit theirdentist at least every six months so that the dentist and/or hygienist can ...
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Sports Drinks and Poor Health

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According to a study led by Ian Needleman, BDS, PhD, professor of periodontology at the UCL Eastman Dental Institute, sugary sports drinks could be the reason for high rates of tooth decay and gingivitis among the world's most talented athletes. Experts advise that water and hypotonic drinks are ...
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