Written By Kevin Kerfoot / Reviewed By Ray Spotts
Periodontitis - or gum disease - is an inflammation of the gums and supporting structures of the teeth. It is one of the most common chronic diseases in the world, and in Germany, approximately 15 percent of people are affected by a particularly severe form of this disease. If left untreated, periodontitis will lead to tooth loss, and the disease also increases the risk of arthritis, cardiovascular disease and cancer.
Written By Kassandra Foreman / Reviewed By Ray Spotts
While toothpaste is made to be safe for brushing teeth, it is not meant to be swallowed, and can contain chemicals such as sodium lauryl sulfate, artificial sweeteners, fluoride, propylene glycol, and microbeads that are unsafe or a risk for some people.
Dentists often recommend the use of mouthwash for improved oral care. However, there are quite a number of them, and depending on the state of your current dental situation, you may require different needs than someone else, even your own spouse.
If you have lost one or more teeth, then you might want to spend a little bit of time researching dental implants.
Written By Anica Oaks / Reviewed By Ray Spotts
Tooth sensitivity is most often caused by cavities or the thinning or destruction of tooth enamel.
Kassandra Foreman / Reviewed By Ray Spotts
Most people know that daily brushing and flossing is the best way to prevent tooth decay, cavities and gum disease. However, practising good oral hygiene is also important to maintain your overall health and wellbeing.
You can take measures to counteract the aging of your mouth.
Written By Abigail Wise / Reviewed By Ray Spotts
Written By Anita Ginsburg / Reviewed By Ray Spotts
Dental treatments that repair or replace human teeth have been around a long time with progressive improvements. An increasingly popular option for replacing damaged or missing teeth is to have a dental implant procedure. If you are eligible for this treatment, you may derive several valuable benefits.
In many Middle Eastern and African countries, a special teeth-cleaning twig called a miswak stick is very popular. It starts off as just an ordinary tree stick but you have to chew on it to reveal what’s beneath the bark.
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