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The Link Between Halitosis & Heart Disease

Halitosis, or ‘bad breath’ as it is more commonly referred, is something that affects everyone from time to time. Whether it’s from eating a certain item of food (ex: onions, etc.), lack of dental hygiene/maintenance or the result of an underlying health issue, getting to the bottom of it’s cause is important in order to remedy it. The idea of halitosis being connected to a more serious issue is a scary thought, but a reality that everyone should be aware of. “Bleeding gums and bad breath could be early indicators (of heart and circulatory disease). The link between oral health and overall body health is well documented and backed by robust scientific evidence. Despite this, only one in six people realizes that people with gum disease may have an … Continue Reading

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Keeping Your Mouth Healthy

April is ‘National Oral Health Month’! Taking proper care of your teeth is something that should be done all year through but sometimes people may lack the guidance and proper technique to ensure that they are on the right oral health path. Here are some tips which will help to keep your mouth looking and feeling healthy: “Floss Flossing fosters healthier teeth and gums. But like brushing, there’s a right and wrong way because flaws in your flossing can cause friction and damage the gum line. Wrap about a foot of floss around your index fingers, keeping about two inches between your fingers to work with. Unroll a fresh section of floss for each tooth, and keep the floss tight against the tooth to break up plaque while … Continue Reading

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How Chewing Can Prevent Infection

The action of chewing with your mouth has never really been seen as more than a necessary function in order to make food small enough to consume safely; it is recommended that food is chewed a certain amount of times before swallowing (actual number correlates to how hard the actual food is), but the purpose of proper and careful chewing goes beyond food consumption. “According to a new study, we would be wise to take that advice. Researchers have found that chewing food prompts the release of an immune cell that can protect against infection. The study, recently published in the journal Immunity, found that chewing food – otherwise known as mastication – can stimulate the release of T helper 17 (Th17) cells in the mouth. Th17 cells … Continue Reading

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Dental Care for Seniors

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The older we get, the more important maintaining different aspects of your body’s health becomes. Getting enough exercise and maintaining a healthy balanced diet are necessary in order to live a long life free from pain and health issues. Advanced age can also make someone more susceptible to oral care problems. Here are a few examples of said problems: “Darkened teeth . Caused, to some extent, by changes in dentin — the bone-like tissue that underlies the tooth enamel — and by a lifetime of consuming stain-causing foods and beverages. Also caused by thinning of the outer enamel layer that lets the darker yellower dentin show through. Diminished sense of taste . While advancing age impairs the sense of taste, diseases, medications, and dentures can also contribute to … Continue Reading

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Improving Gum Health

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The health and strength of your teeth is important for your dental health and overall health. The foundation of all teeth is your gums so ensuring they are as healthy as they can be is very important. You’ve been informed by your Ottawa dentist about the importance of flossing regularly to improve your gums, but are you doing it? When you don’t maintain your gum health you may need to have to go through the process of having teeth extracted. 30 to 35 percent of extractions are caused by periodontitis, which is gum disease. She said healthy, supporting tissues in the mouth can be eaten away; teeth can either fall out or need to be extracted. Periodontal disease (gum disease) is caused by plaque, which, according to Gentile, … Continue Reading

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Dental Health for Everyone

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If it seems that the idea of proper and regular dental maintenance is something we stress heavily, you are indeed correct! At the risk of sounding redundant, our mission is to ensure that everyone knows the value of regular brushing, flossing, rinsing and how practicing the proper techniques when doing so. Making sure to regularly visit your Aylmer dentist for check ups and cleanings is also very important and to the benefit of the individual. Creating awareness is where we start, but actions help make things happen. Unfortunately there are particular groups that are sometimes at a disadvantage when it comes to receiving the best dental care. Fortunately however, there are programs in place that are taking action to make those problems a thing of the past. “The … Continue Reading

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Dentistry in Schools

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The importance of dental hygiene is something that has been stressed by dental professionals for years. There have been many initiatives to get people more involved with taking an active stance with their own dental health and the importance this has on their overall health as well. As the world is constantly moving and growing so to must the approach of reaching people. An Iowa high school has decided to take things to a new level and make the concept of dental health and integral part of everything they do. “A new dental clinic inside Scavo High School gives students the opportunity to visit the dentist within the walls of their school. The clinic, which is the first of its kind in Iowa, provides cleaning, filling and teeth … Continue Reading

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