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What’s the link between vitamin D, gum health, and diabetes?

A new paper draws interesting links between gum infections, a reduced level of vitamin D, and diabetes. This marks the first time that the joint effects of periodontitis and vitamin D deficiency on diabetes have been examined. Gum disease, diabetes, and vitamin D share deep links. Diabetes, as many people realize, is a growing problem […]

Does teething cause a baby to vomit?

Teething is a natural process that every infant goes through. It can be an uncomfortable experience, and it can be concerning for parents and caregivers to see the infant experiencing pain and discomfort. The symptoms of teething vary from one infant to another. Some babies do not have any symptoms at all when their teeth […]

Why is the roof of my mouth swollen?

The roof of the mouth consists of a bony plate at the front and a non-bone, soft section at the back. Together, these serve as a barrier between the oral and nasal cavities. From time to time, the roof of the mouth may become swollen. Swelling on the roof of the mouth may be due […]

Causes and treatment of gingivitis

Gingivitis means inflammation of the gums, or gingiva. It commonly occurs because a film of plaque, or bacteria, accumulates on the teeth. Gingivitis is a non-destructive type of periodontal disease, but untreated gingivitis can progress to periodontitis. This is more serious and can eventually lead to loss of teeth. Gingivitis is a common type of periodontal […]

Beyond tooth decay: why good dental hygiene is important

Most of us are aware that poor dental hygiene can lead to tooth decay, gum disease and bad breath – but not brushing your teeth could also have consequences for more serious illnesses. In this spotlight feature, to coincide with National Dental Hygiene Month, we peer beneath the plaque to investigate what other – perhaps […]

Dentist Should Advise Vegetarians on Good Oral Health

Health concerns about fat and cholesterol have prompted many people to become vegetarians, and the nutritional deficiencies that can sometimes result may reveal themselves during dental exams. Academy of General Dentistry spokesperson Ludwig Leibsohn, DDS says he usually asks patients if they adhere to vegetarian or other special diets. “Most adult vegetarians are very knowledgeable […]

Taking Care of Your Teeth and Mouth

Healthy teeth and gums make it easy for you to eat well and enjoy good food. Several problems can affect the health of your mouth, but good care should keep your teeth and gums strong as you age. Tooth Decay Teeth are covered in a hard, outer coating called enamel. Every day, a thin film of bacteria […]

Take Care of Your Teeth and Gums

The Basics: Overview Healthy habits, including brushing and flossing, can prevent tooth decay (cavities) and gum disease. Tooth decay and gum disease can lead to pain and tooth loss. You can prevent most problems with teeth and gums by taking these steps: Brush your teeth 2 times a day with fluoride (“FLOOR-ide”) toothpaste. Floss between your […]

Mouth and Teeth: How to Keep Them Healthy

Taking good care of your mouth and teeth throughout your whole life can help prevent problems as you get older. Taking care of your teeth means brushing and flossing every day and seeing the dentist regularly. Path to improved health A healthy mouth is more important than you might think. Consider everything you expect your […]

How Does What I Eat Affect My Oral Health?

You may be able to prevent two of the most common diseases of modern civilization, tooth decay (caries) and periodontal (gum) disease, simply by improving your diet. Decay results when the teeth and other hard tissues of the mouth are destroyed by acid products from oral bacteria. Certain foods and food combinations are linked to […]