Oral Health Depend on Health of the Heart

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A new study gave new evidence of a link between the health of one’s teeth and gums and health of the heart. They found a connection between periodontal disease and heart risk indicators, such as large waist circumference, cholesterol levels, and high blood pressure. Dr. Ola Vedin, researcher from the University of Uppsala, stated that there is a constant relationship between CV risk and dental status...

Variety of Restorative Dental Treatments

Dental Treatments
Restorative dental treatments are made to replace or repair your teeth. There are several restorative treatments available and the dentist can tell you the best solution for your needs. Below are the most common ones available for dental patients. Fillings Fillings are the most common dental restorative treatment. They are used to fill a hole in a tooth due to decay. They can also be used for cracks...

Dental Implants Improve Attitude to Life

Dental Implants
People tend not to smile if they are missing one or more teeth. People who want to find their smile once again can opt to get dental implants. Aside from missing teeth, people hide their smile due to unsecured dentures. They also find it hard to chew their food because of the missing teeth. You can easily solve the problems above with dental implants, which is root form replacements made of titanium....

Caregivers Vital in Protecting Dental Health of Kids

Children on Medicaid are not getting dental care. The study also discovered that children start going to dentists when they have a dental emergency. Less than half of the group had visited a dentist recently. Caregivers play a big role in maintaining good oral health of the kids. If the caregiver neglects one’s oral health then they also neglect that of the children. Kimon Divaris, head researcher...

New Improvements in Making Dentures

Dentures
A lot of people over the age of 55 are wearing dentures. Some think of their dentures as an inconvenience. A new technology has been made developed that would make the younger generation not to know what dentures are like today. People who suffer from a cracked or broken tooth would mean having a model of the tooth as well as the surrounding area to be made into a mold. The impression will be sent...

Persistent Bad Breath As Result of Poor Oral Hygiene

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Persistent bad breath is something that majority of people suffer at some point in their life. One of the most common causes is poor oral hygiene as well as buildup of bacteria in the mouth. Another cause of halitosis is problems with the stomach or airways. Bad breath can affect even people who maintain good oral hygiene. People should find out the underlying cause of the problem. Persistent bad breath...

Health Experts Drug Usage Can Result in Dental Problems

Dental Problems
Health experts from Australia warned that an increased in drug use can lead to other health issues that included dental problems. Sharon Liberali, director of special needs unit of the Adelaide Dental Hospital, states the methamphetamine users suffer from several oral health issues that include tooth decay and teeth grinding. These are seen in young adults and teens. Liberali adds there are long term...

Cavity Risk in Kids Increased with Low Vitamin D Levels in Moms

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Women who have low vitamin D levels during their pregnancy have been linked to higher risks of cavities in the kids. This was according to a new study made by the University of Manitoba’s dental school. Studies in the past have suggested that lack of vitamin D among mothers can lead to enamel defects of their babies’ teeth. Enamel starts to develop while the baby is still in the womb. The defects...

Extraction of Wisdom Tooth Can Present Risks to Health

Wisdom Tooth
A lot of people can’t maintain regular dental visits because they are too busy, afraid of the dentist, or can’t afford to pay for the costs. They only set an appointment with the dentist if they have a major dental issue or feeling severe pain. Not going to the dentist can lead to irreversible damage that can be more expensive and bring more stress. One of the common practices that people avoid...

1,600 Volunteers to Provide Services such as General Health screenings, X-rays, Cleanings, Oral Surgery

Mission of Mercy
More than 2,000 patients are going to line up for free dental care at the yearly clinic in Connecticut. The Connecticut Mission of Mercy is holding its 7th free clinic this Friday and Saturday at the XL Center but several people have already began lining up as early as Thursday. Organizers said that around 1,600 volunteers will be at the XL Center to provide services such as general health screenings,...