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Kids and Cavities: By Age 6, Nearly Half of Australian Kids Have Tooth Decay

A recent study by Adelaide University researchers has yielded some troubling insights about the state of dental health among young children across Australia. How Soon Do Kids Get Cavities The team conducted a major nationwide study, giving dental exams to 24,000 children who were randomly chosen from communities across the country. Children’s tooth decay was found to be a serious problem: nearly half of all the six year olds examined presented with signs of dental disease. Though disturbing, the researchers expressed that the reasons behind the high numbers of kids with tooth decay are clear. Australia has a sweet tooth […]

How To Keep Your Teeth Strong: Essential Tips For A Healthy Mouth

  • How To Keep Your Teeth Strong: Essential Tips For A Healthy Mouth

Most of us spend a great deal of time and energy trying to keep our muscles, organs, and bones as strong and healthy as possible—Yet we all too often forget about our teeth. It’s an understandable oversight; we have, after all, largely been taught that our teeth are inert once they grow in, rather like hair or fingernails. In reality, nothing could be further from the truth: Our teeth are a vital, living part of our bodies that have an active role in ensuring our total health… And just like the rest of our bodies require a strong foundation of […]

Flossing vs the Waterpik: Which Works Better

  • Flossing vs the Waterpik: Which Works Better?

Though it’s one of the most important elements of practicing proper dental hygiene, flossing is a practice that many people struggle with. Flossing can be difficult and uncomfortable, particularly for individuals who are prone to bleeding or have gum sensitivity. It also doesn’t always reach all areas of the mouth. Luckily for floss haters, there are alternatives. Water flossers have been on the market for a long time, but have just recently — as of February 2017 — earned the American Dental Association’s Seal of Approval. Thanks to the seal, consumers worldwide can now trust in the Waterpik water flosser […]

Do You Floss? 3 Easy Tips to Get in the Flossing Habit

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Anyone who’s been to the dentist before has heard all about the benefits of flossing. A daily flossing habit is crucial for removing tartar buildup, preventing gum disease and protecting teeth from decay. But understanding the importance of flossing and actually getting into the habit of doing it regularly are two different things. Even though getting in the habit of flossing only adds an extra few minutes to your nighttime routine, when you’re tired and you just want to go to bed, it can still feel like a lot of work to do in addition to brushing your teeth. To […]

What You Need to Know About How to Floss Properly

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The Lowdown On Flossing Although there has been some recent scientific controversy concerning the benefits of flossing versus not flossing, most of the nation’s dentists still tout flossing importance to healthy teeth. Most American Dental Association (ADA) members—and even WebMD.com—continue to praise flossing benefits as an important method of keeping your teeth and gums healthy. Should You Floss Before or After Brushing? Some ADA dentists recommend flossing before brushing, since flossing is not a “fun” process. They believe some people will forego flossing if they wait until after brushing. Some dentists believe you’re better off using floss after brushing to […]

Study Shows Possible Connection Between Gum Disease and Alzheimer’s

  • Study Shows Possible Connection Between Gum Disease and Alzheimer’s

There’s a New Reason to Protect Yourself Against Plaque Gum diseases caused by the damaging effects of tartar and plaque have long been a concern for many people. Periodontal disease, if allowed to progress, can result in bone loss and loosening of the teeth. It becomes more and more painful to treat as it worsens; skin grafts or even tooth removal can be necessary if gum disease is not addressed early on. But scientists have also identified other consequences of poor gum health that extend beyond the mouth. A link has been identified between gum disease and heart disease, for […]

Dental Health and the Elderly: What You Need to Know About Geriatric Dental Care

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What You Need to Know About Geriatric Dental Care On the surface, when it comes to geriatric dental care the news is good: aging Americans are keeping their teeth longer into their lives, and maintaining more of them, too. It’s definitely a victory for the dental health field that tooth removal and reliance on dentures is becoming less and less common. But the state of elderly dental care still has problems, and these are actually becoming more pronounced now that more elderly people are keeping their natural teeth. Dentistry professionals are speaking out about the specific concerns relating to the […]

Oral Piercings and Dental Hygiene

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Though fads and styles come and go, oral piercings remain a popular alternative style choice. Lip piercings, tongue piercings and cheek piercings are the most common, but it’s safe to say that any spot that can be pierced has been by someone — including under the tongue, inside the lips, and even the uvula! When deciding whether or not to get a piercing, most people consider the appearance, pain level, maintenance and price. However, dentists are speaking out and urging oral piercing enthusiasts to also take their dental health into consideration. When thinking about oral piercings, dental hygiene might not […]

Sports Drinks and Children: Are Sports Drinks and Energy Bars Bad for Kids?

Sports Drinks and Oral Health for Kids Every kid wants to be like their favorite athlete. Youngsters want to dress like their role models, act like them, and buy the same products. This has led to a rise in popularity of things like sports drinks and energy bars — designed to rehydrate athletes’ bodies after a tough match or workout, or provide energy and nutrients to last for hours of grueling exercise — being consumed casually. This is bad news, dentists warn,  health drinks are not always healthy for kids, and the clear losers here are children’s teeth. Why are […]

Affordable Cosmetic Dentistry Options: A Bright Smile On A Budget

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3 Affordable Cosmetic Dentistry Options and Alternatives to Veneers Having beautiful teeth is more than just a confidence booster; research conducted by health care giant Bupa shows that our smiles play a key role in “the initial visual impression we each create” during job interviews, meetings, and at corporate presentations. Those with an attractive smile are read as being more confident, competent, and leadership-oriented—in short, they are more likely to be hired and promoted than their dentally-challenged peers. Alas, if you haven’t already climbed the corporate ladder, you know that finding affordable cosmetic dentistry options can feel like an insurmountable […]

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