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10 Surprising Facts About Your Mouth.

Your mouth is a crazy place: from housing the strongest muscle and the hardest surface in your body to hosting countless bacteria, you really should know what’s going on in there—and how to keep it in good shape. Read More »

Can You Enjoy Great Dental Health Even Without A Toothbrush And Toothpaste?

Growing up in the United States where trips to the dentist begin (and often traumatize us) from an early age, it is easy to get the impression that oral hygiene is a universal given. However, most of the world’s population, particularly those of developing countries and indigenous cultures, still rely on primitive dental hygiene methods – if they practice oral hygiene at all! Read More »

Study Finds Gum Disease May Delay Conception.

Periodontal disease, the most severe form of gum disease, attacks the gums and surrounding tissue in the mouth, and effect approximately 10 percent of the global population. The disease is caused by healthy bacteria that grows in the mouth, that when left unchecked, can cause inflammation around teeth, and the eventual recession of the gum line. When the gum line starts to pull back from the base of a person’s teeth, small pockets begin to form that allow bacteria to collect. In time, this causes an infection that develops into gum disease. Read More »

Oral Hygiene For Infants And Toddlers.

Tooth care is important for all ages, but infant and toddler tooth care is vital for the lifelong health of their teeth. The baby teeth, or primary teeth are important for a variety of reasons; good oral health comes into play when a child is learning the proper way to speak, and also proper eating habits. Baby teeth also are the body’s place holders for their adult teeth. Healthy baby teeth leads to properly spaced and healthy adult teeth. Babies tend to get their first tooth as early as 6 months, or as late as 9 months of age. By the time they are 3, they will have all 20 of their baby teeth. Good oral hygiene starts from well before the first tooth. Read More »

The Evolution Of The Toothbrush.

The Evolution Of The Toothbrush.

Since the earliest dental procedures, much has changed. There have been new methods developed, improving the way we look at oral health. To see how far we have come, take a look at some of the ideas of the past, and how the toothbrush itself has changed over the years. Read More »

Can Brushing Lower Your Risk Of Oral Cancer?

While most people associate the health of their teeth and gums with any problems they may experience that interfere with their ability to eat, drink, and talk, the state of an individual’s oral health can greatly influence their overall health. In recent years, a number of studies have linked such oral health concerns as tooth decay and gum disease to a variety of chronic illnesses, including heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. Now a new study published in the journal Cancer Prevention Research has found that poor oral health may contribute as a risk factor to the development of human papillomavirus or HPV. Individuals who have contracted HPV may also have a greater risk of developing cancer, according to researchers. Read More »

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