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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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Brushing & Flossing Tips

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When it comes to most things there are usually two different ways to proceed: a complex way with many steps or a simplified method that can usually achieve the same results. Advancements in technology have helped certain processes improve, however it’s always good to have a solid understanding of how things work; if the power ever goes out, can you go back to the basics? Chargeable toothbrushes and water piks for flossing are wonderful, but being able to effectively use a standard brush and floss is important. Here are some tips to help keep your mouth healthy and clean: Top tips for brushing correctly: • “Clean daily between the teeth to below the gum line before brushing your teeth. For small spaces between teeth use dental floss and … Continue Reading

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What Your Tongue Says About Your Health

The tongue is an important part of the mouth (both taste and proper speech are made possible because of it). The way in which the tongue appears can also say a lot about oral and overall health, simply based on things like shade, spots, etc. The following are things to consider about the tongue, so you know when yours is healthy: “If it’s Strawberry Red It could mean: You have a vitamin deficiency. A glossy, bright red tongue may be a sign your body is lacking iron or B12. In severe cases, this “balding” can cause pain when eating hot liquids or spicy food. Vegetarians are especially prone to low levels of B12, which is found in certain meats. If you see Brown/Black Fuzz It could mean: You … Continue Reading

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3 Ways To Prevent Gum Disease

A healthy mouth is key to promoting a healthier body (activity surrounding what you eat and the way which you maintain your teeth all occur in the mouth). It’s important however to give your gums the proper cleaning and protecting they deserve as well. Here are some important tips to help prevent the effects of gum disease in your mouth: “Eat more vitamin C rich foods & maintain an overall healthier diet   Gum diseases are caused due to various reasons, among which vitamin C deficiency plays a major role. It is said to have healing properties that can help prevent your gums from bleeding, swelling, receding, etc. Consuming foods that are enriched with Vitamin C also help treat existing gum diseases. A balanced diet that is rich in vitamins … Continue Reading

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How Sugar Can Be Detrimental to Your Teeth

Everything in moderation is the best way to maintain a healthy and balanced lifestyle. However, whenever the holidays come around sometimes people tend to over indulge in items that may not be the best for them. Chocolate bunnies and foil wrapped eggs are quite common around Easter and if enjoyed moderately won’t cause any real harm. When you have a better understanding of how sugar can affect your teeth and overall oral health, it may cause you to make different dietary choices. Here are some of the ways in which sugar can be detrimental to your mouth: “Sugar Attracts Bad Bacteria and Lowers Your Mouth’s PH Sugar is like a magnet for bad bacteria. The two destructive bacteria found in the mouth are Streptococcus mutans and Streptococcus sorbrinus. Both of them … 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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Evolution of Cosmetic Dentistry

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As time progresses our environments (work spaces, homes, etc.) continue to evolve and improve, which means that we as people must adapt to the new capabilities and functions which these landscapes now represent. Sometimes this means that there is a period of education and growth during the transition which can be challenging, but is a necessary part of moving forward. In the world of esthetics and how they relate to the health and beauty industries, the idea of cosmetic dentistry is something which has become more mainstream as of late which can be attributed to the accessibility of the services (it has become much easier and more affordable for people to get cosmetic dentistry done than ever before). Some of the things improvements which cosmetic dentistry can make … Continue Reading

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Stained Teeth: What they Mean, and How to Prevent Them

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No teeth are created equal; what they’re made up of is the same, but how they develop in mouths can differ (hence the reason why people may need braces or even surgery to correct issues at times). The appearance of teeth can also differ because of a multitude of factors, including genetics, lack of proper regular maintenance and what you eat/drink. Prevention is always better than a cure and there are some great ways to help prevent stained teeth from occurring in the first place (or at least minimize the amount of staining): “It’s fairly simple to prevent stained teeth by making a few lifestyle changes. Coffee drinkers and especially smokers should consider cutting back or quitting all together. Also follow a meal with a glass of water … Continue Reading

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Eating Clean for a Healthier Smile

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A clean, bright ‘Hollywood’ smile is usually the goal for most people when it comes to how they want their mouths to look, however all mouths aren’t created equally and sometimes what we want to have isn’t within immediate reach. Is an improved smile and healthier mouth an attainable goal? Absolutely! Like most things, you get in what you put out; the better you are at maintaining your mouth both at home through regular brushing, flossing, rinsing and by visiting your Aylmer dental professional, the better off your mouth will be. Also, the food and drink that is consumed daily plays a large role in the development and maintenance of the health of your teeth, gums and mouth as a whole. Here are some important things to consider … Continue Reading

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