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Now That You’re Pregnant – Your Oral Health And That Of Your Baby’s

The American Dental Association, the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the American Academy of Pediatrics encourage women to get dental care while pregnant. “It is a crucial period of time in a woman’s life and maintaining oral health is directly related to good overall health,” says Aharon Hagai, D.M.D. It’s very important to …

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Good Oral Health And Pneumonia

As discussed in previous posts, oral health has been connected to other chronic health problems. Two recent studies have concluded that there is a relationship between oral health and respiratory illnesses such as pneumonia. The Research The studies conducted at Virginia Commonwealth University and Yale University School of Medicine suggest that patients who practice good …

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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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