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Bad Breath, Halitosis

Bad breath, also called halitosis, can be an embarrassing problem. It can be caused by the foods you eat, dry mouth, tobacco products, or a medical disorder. Maintaining proper oral health can help reduce or eliminate bad breath. Bad Breath Causes Bad breath (halitosis) can be caused by a variety of things including diet, medication, […]

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What is Oral Health?

WHAT IS ORAL HEALTH?  Oral health is a state of being free from chronic mouth and facial pain, oral and throat cancer, oral sores, birth defects such as cleft lip and palate, periodontal (gum) disease, tooth decay and tooth loss, and other diseases and disorders that affect the oral cavity. Risk factors for oral diseases […]

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Why is Oral Health Important for Women?

Sherri’s Story When I was pregnant, I began to have some bleeding around my gums when I brushed my teeth. My gums also looked swollen, and I started to get worried. I knew many pregnant women have some gum bleeding when brushing their teeth, but I decided to have my dentist check them out anyway. […]

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Why is Oral Health Important for Men?

Men are less likely than women to take care of their physical health and, according to surveys and studies, their oral health is equally ignored. Good oral health recently has been linked with longevity. Yet, one of the most common factors associated with infrequent dental checkups is just being male. Men are less likely than […]

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What is Gum Disease?

Gum disease, or periodontal disease is a chronic inflammation and infection of the gums and surrounding tissue. It is the major cause of about 70 percent of adult tooth loss, affecting three out of four persons at some point in their life. Periodontal diseases include gingivitis and periodontitis. What causes gum disease? Bacterial plaque – […]

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More Than 90 Percent of People With Gum Disease Are at Risk for Diabetes

Science Daily (press release) Dr. Strauss's findings, published today in the online edition of the Journal of Public Health Dentistry, add to a growing body of evidence linking ... Could You Be At Risk for Diabetes?Dental Care (blog) Dental care appointments could help prevent diabetesDentalPlans.com Most gum disease suffers will get diabetesCosmetic Dentistry Guide (press [...]
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