Oral Care

Learning About Modern Health From Anglo Saxon Teeth

Researchers from the University of Bradford found that analysis of milk teeth of children's skeletons from a 10th Century site in Northamptonshire, England, gave a more reliable indicator of the effects of diet and health than bone.

Can Young Children's Oral Bacteria Predict Obesity?

Weight gain trajectories in early childhood are related to the composition of oral bacteria of two-year-old children, suggesting that this understudied aspect of a child's microbiota - the collection of microorganisms including beneficial bacteria residing in the mouth - could serve as an early indicator for childhood obesity.

The Importance Of Saliva Testing For Oral Care

The use of a saliva test is gaining popularity as a way of assessing oral health in addition to many other health conditions.

5 Simple Ways To Prevent Gingivitis During Orthodontic Treatment

There are ways you can prevent gingivitis during orthodontic treatment. Here’s how.

Dealing With Dental Anxiety

If fear is keeping you from getting the regular care your teeth need, take a close look at these key tips for overcoming the nervousness you might experience at the dentist’s office.

Can Periodontal Disease Bacteria Kick-Start Alzheimer’s?

Long-term exposure to periodontal disease bacteria causes inflammation and degeneration of brain neurons in mice that is similar to the effects of Alzheimer’s disease in humans.

5 Exercises To Relax Your Jaw And Alleviate TMJ

Specific exercises can be followed to relax the jaw muscles and alleviate TMJ.

Coping With The Frustration Of Oral Thrush

Coping With The Frustration Of Oral Thrush

A balanced diet and consistent dental hygiene are reliable preventative measures. If you contract the disease, consider some home remedies that have been used successfully.

Mouth-Watering Relief For Dry Mouth

Mouth-Watering Relief For Dry Mouth

The medical term for dry mouth is the Greek word Xerostomia, which is quite a mouthful itself. Xerostomia can be caused by dental disease, bacteria, and/or hygiene, along with any number of medical conditions and medical therapies. Painkillers, diuretics, you name it - the fact is that the drugs we take for everything from depression or diarrhea can cause dry mouth as an annoying side effect.

Could More Dental Patients Could Be Spared The Drill?

Could More Dental Patients Could Be Spared The Drill?

Dental caries, otherwise known as tooth decay, is the most common infection in the world and probably the one producing the most anxiety in potential dental patients. Caries goes through two stages: an initial non-cavitated state where decay can stop and no filling is needed, and a later cavitated state where a filling is often needed to stop decay from progressing.

What Are Tonsil Stones and How to Get Rid of Them

What Are Tonsil Stones and How to Get Rid of Them

There are quite a few reasons as to why tonsil stones are formed in the body. If you do not brush your teeth properly, food particles will remain in your mouth and will allow bacteria to grow.

Denture Pain Signs, Symptoms And Causes

Denture Pain Signs, Symptoms And Causes

Most denture pain is caused by bacteria being present in the mouth, on the denture, and against the roof of the mouth under where the denture is worn. When bacteria are not removed effectively and the denture is worn for an extended amount of time, redness or yeast infections can develop.
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