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11 March, 2016

Could You Have Bad Breath and Not Know It?

The only thing worse than having bad breath is not knowing you have it.

Nobody wants to think that he or she has bad breath, medically known as halitosis. But according to Jonathan B. Levine, DMD, an associate professor at the NYU School of Dentistry, more than half of us suffer from it. "Most people do have bad breath and just do not know it," he says.

Walking around with bad breath is obviously something that most people would prefer to avoid. But before you can cure bad breath, you need to be able to tell if you have it.


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15 February, 2016

The Best Home Remedies for Dental Pain

Got a toothache, jaw pain, or an agonizing canker sore? To ease the ouch, look no further than your kitchen cabinet.

“Pain is your body’s way of telling you to go to a doctor,” says John Dodes, DDS, a dentist in Forest Hills, N.Y., and author of Healthy Teeth. If you have a severe or persistent toothache or other mouth malady, you should visit your dentist in case it’s a serious dental health issue that needs treatment.

However, some minor toothaches and pains can be treated right at home (or at least mitigated while you wait to see your dentist). Next time your mouth is troubling you, give these home remedies a shot.


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11 February, 2016

Are You Brushing Your Teeth the Wrong Way?

Brushing your teeth may seem simple, but a variety of problems are tied to incorrect brushing technique. Check out these top mistakes and get tips to brush correctly.

It’s something we all learned as kids, and we do it twice (or more) a day. So when it comes time to brush teeth, surely we’re not making any toothbrush mistakes … or are we? Actually, dental health experts say that improper brushing technique is more common than most people realize. And the result is that healthy teeth are not as common as they should be.

One of the first things you can do, says John Dodes, D.D.S., a dentist in Forest Hills, N.Y., and author of Healthy Teeth: A User’s Guide, is recognize that brushing isn’t the only requirement for having healthy teeth. “A common misconception with oral care habits is that brushing is enough, when in fact brushing alone misses more than half the germs in your mouth,” he says. “People also forget that it’s important to clean between the teeth, as well as your tongue, cheeks, and the floor of your mouth. Your mouth has more germs than [there are] people on earth, so it’s important to make sure you brush, floss, and rinse to ensure you’re cleaning every surface.”


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09 February, 2016

Foods That Mask Bad Breath.

Maybe you shouldn’t have had those raw onions with your hamburger at lunch, because now you're faced with bad breath all afternoon. Many people find they can’t hide what they ate because certain foods linger in their systems, causing bad breath. Onions and garlic are probably the most common and most well-known instigators of bad breath, or halitosis, but there are others.

The issue with foods like onions and garlic is that they contain pungent oils that get carried through your bloodstream to your lungs. When you breathe out, the pungent leftovers are exhaled too.

Fortunately, just as eating certain foods can cause your breath to be unpleasant, other foods can help mask bad breath — for a time. “It will only be temporary,” notes Gerald P. Curatola, DDS, clinical associate professor at the New York University College of Dentistry and an oral health and wellness expert for The Dr. Oz Show. The following foods could provide relief for an hour or two, until you are able to attack the underlying cause — odor-producing bacteria in your mouth.


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05 February, 2016

Beyond Teeth: What's Inside Your Mouth.

Good oral health goes beyond brushing and flossing. Find out more about the inside of your mouth and the role its various structures play in speech and digestion.

Your mouth is made up of more than just teeth, so good oral health goes beyond simply brushing and flossing. In addition to your teeth, your mouth is made up of gums, oral mucosa, the upper and lower jaw, the tongue, salivary glands, the uvula, and the frenulum. All of these structures play an important role when it comes to good dental health and are routinely examined when you receive dental care.

The oral mucosa plays an essential role in maintaining your oral health, as well as your overall health, by defending your body from germs and other irritants that enter your mouth. A tough substance called keratin, also found in your fingernails and hair, helps make the oral mucosa resistant to injury.


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03 February, 2016

10 Surprising Habits Killing Your Teeth.

Forget cookies, cupcakes and candy. Those are obvious cavity-promoting foods. “Astonishingly enough, even things like throat lozenges can be bad,” says Ruchi Sahota, a dentist in Fremont, California, and consumer adviser for the ADA.

Skip the energy drinks, flavored sports waters and ice teas if you want to dodge cavities. Instead, drink H2O. “Not only is it good to hydrate your body, but it’s good to hydrate your mouth," Sahoto says. "A dry mouth can be an environment where it’s easier for bacteria to cause cavities".

Get your fingers out of your mouth. When we bite our nails, we put our jaws in a protrusive position, meaning the lower jaw projects out and moves in a repetitive.


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01 February, 2016

Dental phobia still rife throughout the population.

People afraid of the dentist are being reminded that dentistry has significantly changed after an alarming number of Brits say a visit is scarier than 10 of the UK's most common phobias, a new survey reveals.

Oral health charity the British Dental Health Foundation asked more than 2,000 people if they were more afraid of the dentist than the UK's 10 most commonly reported phobias, according to Anxiety UK.

One in three (33 per cent) said a routine check-up was scarier than interacting with other people. Visiting the dentist also caused greater anxiety than open spaces (31 per cent), blushing, driving, animals and confined spaces.


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28 January, 2016

Bad brushing habits leave a lifetime of regrets.

Those living in the North East of England, Scotland and Northern Ireland regret their past oral hygiene the most while more men regret not caring for their teeth than women.

Remarkably, from as recently as 1968 more than one in three (37 per cent) of adult UK residents over the age of 16 had none of their natural teeth. This equates to in excess of 10 million people by today's population. Fortunately this percentage has now dropped to six per cent, but this tooth loss is entirely preventable.

To mark World Oral Health Day [Friday 20th March], Chief Executive of oral health charity the British Dental Health Foundation, Dr Nigel Carter OBE, advises how we can care for our teeth from cradle to the grave.


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18 December, 2015

How does Bulimia affect your teeth?

Each time someone vomits, stomach acid attacks the enamel on the teeth. Frequent vomiting can cause the enamel to completely wear away leaving the pulp and nerve endings exposed. Teeth may appear 'moth eaten' or ragged and as well as fixing cavities, most people need whole teeth crowned, which not only is expensive, but will only stay fixed if the person stops vomiting.

It is very important to not brush your teeth after vomiting. While it takes the taste away it can cause extra damage to the teeth by damaging the surface crystals on the enamel layer of the teeth. The best option is to wash your mouth out with plenty of water and wait several hours before brushing your teeth or eating anything acidic such as fruit or fizzy drink. This allows the saliva to neutralise the stomach acid which seeps into the surface enamel after vomiting. Brushing your teeth destroys the protective layer of enamel, making it easier for the acid to attack it.

If you absolutely must brush your teeth, just use a brush dipped in water, avoid toothpaste, especially smokers toothpaste.


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11 December, 2015

The Truth About Healthy Teeth: At-Home Dental Care

Have you ever run your tongue along the front of your teeth and felt a slimy coating? That “fuzzy-toothed” feeling is the buildup of bacteria. It’s called plaque, and if you let it stick around for too long, it can damage your teeth and gums. What can you do to stop plaque in its tracks?

Step 1: Brush Every Day Once a day is good, but twice is better. Use a soft-bristled toothbrush and a fluoride toothpaste. “Brushing twice daily prevents plaque from forming in the first place and disrupts any plaque that has already started to form and mature,” says JoAnn R. Gurenlian, PhD, a professor in the department of dental hygiene at Idaho State University. Make sure you get all the areas of your mouth, including teeth, gums, tongue, and the insides of your cheeks. The process should take about 2 minutes.

Step 2: Clean Between Your Teeth Flossing may not be much fun, but cleaning between your teeth every day can have a big impact on your oral health. If you have a tough time with floss, ask your dentist about interdental brushes, floss aides, water, or air-flossing devices.


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03 December, 2015

Sugar-Free Soda And Snacks Are Likely Hurting Your Teeth

Scrapping added sugars from your diet can benefit your health and decrease your risk for obesity, but swapping them for calorie-free, artificially sweetened alternatives might not work. And according to new research, fake sweeteners might not benefit your dental health, either.

It's widely accepted that sugar can wreak havoc on your choppers: Mouth bacteria uses sugar to make acids, which erode and damage the teeth. A recent study from the University of Melbourne's Oral Health Cooperative Research Centre confirmed that sugar-free foods and drinks can cause significant damage to tooth enamel, too. Researchers found that sugar-free drinks like Diet Coke can soften enamel by 30 to 50 percent.

The researchers tested 23 different kinds of beverages, including sodas and performance drinks, finding that drinks with acidic additives and low pH levels can damage the enamel, regardless of whether it contains sugar or not. Teeth with eroded enamel are at higher risk to bacterial infection and, thus, tooth decay.

“Many people are not aware that while reducing your sugar intake does reduce your risk of dental decay, the chemical mix of acids in some foods and drinks can cause the equally damaging condition of dental erosion,” professor Eric Reynolds, one of the study authors and the CEO of the Oral Health Cooperative Research Centre, said in a statement.


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03 November, 2015

The Best Dentist Recommendations for Caring for Kids’ Teeth

Good dental care habits should be developed at an early age in order to give kids a head start on a healthy smile. Parents should take their kids to an affordable dentist and follow these expert tips to teach them to take care of their teeth.

Follow Recommended Dental Care Guidelines

A child’s dental care is something that parents have to consider even earlier than they realize. Dentists say that dental care should begin in infancy, even before the child has any teeth. They advise using water or gauze to gently clean the baby’s gums, as well as using a soft toothbrush and water to brush the baby’s first few teeth. The best dentist recommendations include these dental care guidelines:

  • Age 1: The first pediatric dentist appointment should occur by a child’s first birthday. Ask others to recommend an affordable dentist for kids.
  • Age 2: Start teaching the child how to brush their teeth.
  • Age 6: Typically when children start getting their permanent teeth.
  • Age 7: When children begin to acquire their permanent teeth, they should be able to brush on their own.
  • Every Age: Parents must continue to encourage proper dental care to help kids develop healthy habits.

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