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Does Menopause Have an Impact on Oral Health

Oral health can be affected by menopause through decreasing estrogen. The start of these hormone changes as a woman’s menstrual cycle ends can cause issues for teeth and gums, which a dentist can advise on. Key takeaways: – Low estrogen levels may cause dry mouth which can harm tooth enamel and lead to teeth sensitivity […]

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Oral Health and Overall Health Go Hand in Hand

Poor oral health can have a negative impact on overall health so it’s important to keep cavities at bay: – Cavities can be prevented by avoiding fizzy drinks and fruit juice. – Eat dairy foods that are good for you and your teeth such as cheese, milk and yogurt. – Avoid sticky treats like dried […]

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The Hidden Impact of Grinding Your Teeth

If you grind your teeth when you sleep, you might be suffering from a condition known as bruxism. This can cause your jaw to ache and yet, there are other more potentially serious consequences to keep in mind. Some of these can include (but might not be limited to): – Jaw cramps and chronic pain […]

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Dental Abscess Treatment

A dental abscess can occur due to an infected tooth or because of gum disease. Typically, the result is a swollen, pus-filled area at the base of the infected tooth and this can often be extremely painful. The dentist will follow some basic procedures to cure the problem. – Lance the abscess – Drain off […]

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Gum Disease May Impact on Blood Pressure

Suffering with gum disease may affect the control of high blood pressure according to a new study. Researchers studied the dental and medical records of more than 3,600 patients suffering from high blood pressure and made some interesting findings. Those with gum disease were: – Less responsive to blood pressure medications – In need of […]

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How to Avoid Receding Gums

Receding gums is a serious dental problem. When gums recede, they pull back and expose the tooth roots. Teeth and gums can become painful because tooth roots are exposed and sensitive. When there is less gum to anchor teeth in position, they may become loose, too. Key takeaways: – Never brush aggressively; always use a […]

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What You Need To Know About Antibiotics And Oral Health

For decades, medical researchers have known that taking excess antibiotics can kill ‘beneficial’ bacteria that fight infection. More recent studies have focused on the effect of antibiotics on dental health. Key takeaways: – There’s evidence that the overuse of antibiotics can kill the bacteria responsible for fighting oral infection. – Antibiotic abuse could make our […]

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Why You Should See Your Dentist About Jaw Tightness

Most of the causes of jaw tightness can be treated easily so make an appointment to see your dentist before your symptoms get any worse: – Teeth grinding can be treated by wearing a nightly mouth guard to protect teeth from wear and tear, or stress management can help to treat the root cause. – […]

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What are Implant-Supported Bridges?

When one or more teeth are missing in a row, your dentist might suggest a bridge. The bridge can be supported by dental implants inserted into the jaw. Main points: – Implants feel more comfortable than dentures. – An implant-supported bridge is often more cost-effective over time. – Dental implants are permanent and look natural. […]

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