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Whole Grains Prevent Periodontitis

March 24th, 2016 (No Comments)

Everybody knows that whole grains are good for your body. They can help to reduce your cholesterol, manage your blood sugar, and more. Further, they may also help you to facilitate good oral health. According to the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, a study demonstrated that a diet rich in whole grains serves to prevent […]

Gum Disease May Lead to Prostate Problems

March 7th, 2016 (No Comments)

When you fail to brush and floss, you’re putting yourself at risk of worse things than tooth decay and gum disease. If you’re a man, you may actually be hazarding prostate disease if you let your oral health slip. Researchers took a look at the potential relationship between prostate cancer and gum disease. To do […]

Can Anti-Cavity Toothpaste Repair a Cavity?

February 18th, 2016 (No Comments)

If you’ve ever perused your toothpaste options in the supermarket aisles, you’re familiar with the concept of anti-cavity pastes. Such toothpastes are rich in fluoride, helping you to prevent the formation of dental caries by plugging up the holes that form in your enamel when your oral bacteria secretes acid. It’s a good choice for […]

Is Honey Safe for Your Teeth?

February 3rd, 2016 (No Comments)

If you’re looking for an alternative to conventional refined sugars as a sweetener, honey offers quite a few advantages. Unfortunately, these advantages do not extend to your oral health. If you are using honey with the hopes that it will put you at less of a risk of tooth decay, you’re going to be disappointed. […]

Giving Up Meat Without Harming Your Teeth

January 25th, 2016 (No Comments)

In an effort to be healthier or more environmentally conscious, more people have been adopting either a vegetarian or vegan lifestyle nowadays. Such diets can be very beneficial to your body, if they are done right. However, many fail to account for how their new meatless diet might affect their oral health. One of the […]

What Makes Beaver Teeth So Powerful?

January 15th, 2016 (No Comments)

The enamel on your teeth is a very complex structure, one that the rest of your tooth relies upon to protect it from harsh, decay-causing acids. Developing a better understanding of this structure is an important part of creating effective new dental technology. In pursuit of such an understanding, a team at Northwestern University took […]

Do Americans Really Have Better Teeth?

January 7th, 2016 (No Comments)

The stereotype of the crooked British smile has been around for many years, largely driven by the appearance of some prominent figures. But how accurate is this stereotype? Until now, there has not been much in the way of scientific evidence either supporting or refuting our image of our neighbors across the pond. A recent […]

What are Lie Bumps?

December 28th, 2015 (No Comments)

Occasionally, you might find tiny, white bumps forming on the top surface of your tongue. These bumps sometimes turn red, and can feel uncomfortable or tender to the touch. Long ago, some people believed that these were the result of telling lies, giving them the name “lie bumps”. Of course, this is an old wives’ […]

Stress During Pregnancy Causes Tooth Decay in Children

December 16th, 2015 (No Comments)

A recent study has indicated that the amount of stress that a pregnant mother experiences has a significant effect on the dental health of her baby. This study, conducted by a research team from the University of Washington in Seattle, examined data taken from over seven hundred children and their mothers. They examined signs of […]

Secondhand Smoke Linked to Childhood Tooth Decay

December 8th, 2015 (No Comments)

Many young children suffer from caries on their teeth at an early age, with roughly one in four children in the United States exhibiting some form of tooth decay between the age of two and five. This is unfortunate, as your child’s baby teeth play an important role in the long-term health of their teeth. […]

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