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Eating Disorder and the Case of the Melting Teeth

Although people suffering from eating disorders are usually able to hide this disorder from their friends and family, dentists can always spot the problems. The symptoms are obvious because eating disorders constantly bathe the mouth in acid, which can damage the teeth and the gums. So it's no wonder that dentists are usually the first to discover these disorders in their patients. There are three major symptoms that dentists look for:

Are All the Ingredients in Toothpaste Safe?

Most people never question the ingredients that are in the products they use on a daily basis.  That is especially true of toothpastes. Most people consider all toothpastes to be equally effective and safe. Is this true?  Let’s take one ingredient that is found in toothpastes and many other commercial products such as shampoos, hair conditioners, body wash and bubble bath products.

If You Have Cavities, Don’t Kiss Your Children

Dental decay is a communicable disease so you have to be careful who you are kissing.  In a recent study that was published in the Journal of Dental Research it was shown that mothers that have numerous dental cavities can increase the likelihood that their children will develop dental cavities as well.  It is important not to kiss your children on the mouth to prevent transmission of the bacteria that cause tooth decay. 

Mouth Breathing Causes Social and Health Issues?

Mouth breathing can have dire consequences when it is left untreated in children.  Some of the problems that are encountered in untreated cases are abnormal facial and dental development.  Some of the abnormal development issues may include gummy smiles, crooked teeth, long and narrow faces.  One of the main causes of mouth breathing is severe allergies that cause upper airway blockage predisposing the perso

Reversing Numbness After Dental Visit

While Anesthetics have come a long way in assuring that patient’s can receive the best, comfortable care during their dental procedures, there are patients who have phobias about the numbness they experience afterwards. Some of these fears are well founded as postoperative numbness from the anesthesia can disrupt one’s day.

Vitamin D and Health of your Mouth

Vitamin D deficiency has been linked to major health concerns such as cancer, heart disease, Alzheimer’s disease multiple sclerosis and yes, tooth decay.  Recently it has been shown that Vitamin D activates your immune system.  If Vitamin D is lacking in your blood your “killer” cells won’t be able to fight off disease causing pathogens.  Unfortunately cavities and gum disease are not regarded as serious diseases.  However, cavities and gum disease are associated with serious chronic health problems.

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