2015

  • Three Possible Reasons Why Your Mouth Is Often Dry


    Do you often feel like your mouth is dry and sticky? While dry mouth may seem mostly like a minor annoyance, it puts you at an increased risk of tooth decay and gum disease. Thus, you should do some digging to figure out what is causing your dry mouth, rather than just ignoring it. Here's a look at three conditions that can contribute to chronic dry mouth. Diabetes If you have not been diagnosed with diabetes, you should be aware that chronic dry mouth may be an underlying sign of this condition.
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  • Serving The Underserved: Dental Outreach Programs In Canada


    Working as a dentist in Canada (at a place like Family Dental Care by East Mall Family Dental) means that you probably spend most of your days working out of an office or clinic close to a major metropolitan area. You have regular patients and see many people. However, some dentists are not content with the predictability that this type of work brings. In fact, they want to do much more with their licenses and education, and for them there are a number of dental outreach programs for the underserved.
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  • How To Give Yourself A Lovely New Look


    Do you feel like you've let your appearance go recently? Maybe you've looked at yourself in the mirror and have considered that making some changes in your appearance would give you greater self confidence. Looking nice definitely has its important advantages. For example, attractive people are viewed as being healthier, it's easier for them to find mates and they are even treated better by others. Perhaps it's time to do a personal assessment to see what you can do to get the look you want.
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  • Don't Let Dental Phobia Beat You: Conquer Your Fears With These Three Tips


    Regular dental care is paramount not only to your oral health, but your overall health. Even if you realize the importance of scheduling regular check-ups with your dentist, however, doing so can be a challenge if you feel a degree of nervousness about climbing into the dentist's chair. Whether you had an unpleasant experience as a child or are concerned for another reason, avoidance might be tempting but isn't the best solution.
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  • Don't Forget Your Tongue In Your Dental Care


    Your tongue collects and holds bacteria that cause cavities and bad breath. You may brush and floss every day and still have dental problems. Add cleaning your tongue to your dental hygiene habits to do a complete job of protecting your teeth and gums and preventing bad breath. Your Tongue is Home to Bacteria The surface of your tongue contains small bumps called papillae. These bumps let your tongue hold onto food and help with your sense of taste.
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  • The Effects Of Bone Loss And Denture Fit


    You may think of loose dentures as being just an annoyance. But if your dentures don't fit correctly, it can lead to some serious problems. If the potential embarrassment and difficulty speaking that come with slipping dentures isn't enough, consider some of the more severe possibilities: Sores and lesions in the mouth like papillary hyperplasia and epulis fissuratum, which require surgery to fix Difficulty eating, which can lead to a restricted diet and even malnutrition Accelerated bone loss, which is caused when dentures don't properly support the structure of the face Given all that, it's very important to have properly-fitting dentures.
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  • What Is The Link Between Pneumonia And Sleeping In Dentures?


    Pneumonia is terrifying at any age, but for older individuals, it is even more so. Nearly 30% of elderly patients who contract pneumonia die from the disease each year. When protecting yourself, or your loved ones, from this illness, it is important to consider all risk factors. A recent study in the International and American Associations for Dental Research found sleeping in dentures doubles the risk of contracting pneumonia. What is Pneumonia?
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  • Tips And Tactics For Patients With Developmental Disabilities And Caregivers When Going To A Dental Appointment


    Dental patients with developmental disabilities and their caregivers face some distinct challenges when dealing with oral health care and dental appointments. These range from the patient's inability to communicate with their dentist, to the possibility of seizures when they are sitting in the dental chair. Consider the following barriers facing these patients, as well as the suggestions to make these situations less of an issue for the patient, the caregiver, and the provider.
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  • Teeth Whitening Tips: Foods That Can Enhance Your Smile


    Are you tired of smiling yet concealing your teeth because your teeth are not white? The following are 3 foods to add to your diet that will help you get a whiter and brighter smile. Foods That Contain Malic Acid Malic acid is found in several foods, like strawberries and apples. This active ingredient breaks down the biofilm that stains and bacteria create to stick to your teeth. You will effectively weaken the biofilm when you consume foods with malic acid.
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  • Dental Considerations for Cleft Lip Patients


    A cleft lip is a birth defect that begins in-utero, and usually affects an infant's upper lip. It appears as a split or opening in the front of the upper lip and may continue up to the base of the nose. A cleft lip is often accompanied by with a cleft palate, which is a split in the roof of the mouth. The exact cause of this condition is unknown, though medications taken during pregnancy may play a role.
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