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A Possible Link Between Periodontal Disease And Breast Cancer

Periodontal disease (gum disease), which is most often caused by bacteria in dental plaque, has been linked with other chronic health problems. A new study by the University at Buffalo’s School of Public Health and Health Professions, the largest of its kind, found that periodontal disease is correlated with breast cancer in postmenopausal women. While …

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Bottled Water And Tooth Decay

As we frequently hear, hydration with eight glasses of water is good for our overall health and for our oral health. Municipal water supplies in the US should be safe and for the most part are very safe, but because of the reports of a few notable exceptions like the water problems in Flint Michigan, …

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It’s Time To Get Serious About Tooth Sensitivity

DON’T BE SENSITIVE ABOUT YOUR TOOTH SENSITIVITY According to the American Dental Association 1 in 8 Americans may suffer from sensitive teeth. Tooth sensitivity often occurs when the enamel that protects teeth wears away, exposing small tubes that connect nerves inside the tooth to outside triggers. The study conducted by the ADA found that young adults, …

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Why Your Work Habits Might Be Harming Your Teeth – 4 Work Habits With Dental Implications

The majority of us spend most of our time at work. Whether you love your job or you see it as just a paycheck, we all develop habits while on the job. What you may not realize is that some of your “work quirks” could actually be harming your teeth. Be sure to correct any …

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Don’t Try This At Home – Dental Treatments To Leave In The Hands Of Your Dentist

While there are things your dentist will advise you to do at home to keep your teeth healthy (i.e. brushing & flossing) some procedures and tools are best left to the hands of a trained professional. Miss-using dental devices can cause more harm than good. So before you pick up those dental forceps, read on! …

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What You Need To Know About Antibiotics OR The Truth About The Overuse Of Antibiotics

Antibiotics are widely overprescribed today with very few people understanding what’s at risk. According to the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), “Approximately 30% of all oral antibiotics prescribed in US outpatient settings are unnecessary.” Within the dental community this is especially evident as we see patients requesting antibiotic prescriptions before dental procedures without any medical …

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Antibiotics Before Dental Procedures, An Updated Recommendation

Taking a precautionary antibiotic before a trip to the dentist isn’t necessary for most people and, in fact, might do more harm than good, according to updated recommendations from the American Heart Association. The new guidelines The AHA’s updated guidelines say that many patients who have taken preventive antibiotics regularly in the past no longer …

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5 Reasons You Should Have Your Teeth Cleaned Regularly

While visiting the dentist every 6 months for a teeth cleaning may seem like an unnecessary burden, there are actually many health benefits to having regular dental checkups. Here’s what you need to know: PREVENT SERIOUS DENTAL PROBLEMS Regular checkups and cleanings give your dentist the chance to thoroughly examine your teeth and gums, assess …

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