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Should You Have Your Wisdom Teeth Extracted?

Wisdom teeth are often painful when they emerge, which leads to getting them extracted. Here are reasons why you should not fear having your painful wisdom teeth removed.

Summary:

– Our ancestors needed these teeth to chew tough meat and roots. Wisdom teeth aren’t necessary for modern soft foods.

– Humans have evolved to having smaller jaws and our mouths don’t have enough space for wisdom teeth.

– Your dentist will most likely perform  x-ray to reveal where your wisdom tooth is and if it is impacted.

Our ancestors might have needed wisdom teeth for meat and roots, but we don’t.

Read more here:

https://yourdentalhealthresource.com/do-we-need-our-wisdom-teeth/

 

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Understanding The Bad Taste In Your Mouth

Bad taste in the mouth is a condition commonly caused by respiratory issues, bad diet, smoking, drinking and medications. But if bad taste persists, you should see your dentist or doctor.

Main points:

– You might be at risk of oral diseases like gingivitis (gum disease), abscesses and oral cancer.

– Bad taste can also indicate neurological issues, Hepatitis B, hormones during pregnancy and menopause, cancer therapy and excessive chemical exposure.

– For treatment, brush your teeth regularly, quit smoking and alcohol, minimise sugary and acidic foods, and visit your doctor.

Also, drink enough water.

Read more here:

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/321438.php

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Guide To Brushing Teeth Without Eroding Enamel

Although brushing your teeth is good for your health, overdoing it will damage your teeth and fade your smile. It is possible to brush twice and floss once daily and still get tooth decay. Here is a guide on brushing your teeth without causing damage.

Main takeaways:

– Always use a soft-bristled or an electric toothbrush to clean your teeth.

– Brush twice per day, with each session lasting up to 2 minutes.

– Avoid brushing within thirty minutes of finishing a meal.

Schedule regular sessions with your dentist for assessment

Find out more here:

https://yourdentalhealthresource.com/am-i-brushing-my-teeth-too-hard-what-are-the-signs/

 

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Does Your Toothpaste Live Up to Its Claims?

Unless they ask a dentist for a recommendation, most people make their choice of toothpaste based on what the product claims it does best.

Recent years has seen a growth in toothpastes promising to protect enamel due to a increased in enamel erosion and dentin hypersensitivity. It sounds logical but recent studies have shown that the promises being made to your teeth are far from being kept.

To prevent enamel erosion and hypersensitivity:

– Ask your dentist about an appropriate toothpaste

– Cut sugary and acidic foods and drinks from your diet as they harm tooth enamel

– Don’t brush too aggressively as that will also harm enamel.

Dental erosion is multifactorial. It has to do with brushing, and above all, with diet.”

Read more about the studies and the results here https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/03/180313152118.htm

 

 

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What Mid-life Tooth Loss tells us about Heart Health

If you are middle aged and lose 2 or more teeth, it might be wise to have a heart check-up. You also need to see your dentist regularly.

Key takeaways:

– Gum disease can lead to tooth loss.

– Gum disease and inflammation can indicate cardiovascular problems.

– Gum disease is preventable.

Oral health can be improved by good hygiene, diet and regular check-ups with your dentist. Poor oral health often means poor general health.

“scientists have concluded that poor oral health indicates the presence of — rather than causes — atherosclerosis, and they therefore propose that it might serve as a risk marker of CVD.”

Read:

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/321302.php

 

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The Effect of Smoking On Your Dental Health

Studies have shown that smoking cigarettes has a negative impact on your dental health:

– Smoking increases the amount of plaque on teeth and the higher risk of infections and gum disease.

– Smokers also have an increased risk of losing teeth and have a lower success rate for dental implants to replace lost teeth.

– Smoking is linked to a higher risk of oral cancer (as well as lung, kidney and pancreatic cancer).

“In addition to seeing your dentist every six months for a checkup, ask your doctor or dentist about quitting.”

Read the full story here: https://yourdentalhealthresource.com/are-cigarette-smokers-more-prone-to-dental-health-issues/

 

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The Benefits of Early Orthodontic Treatment

Many  American dentist believe firmly that is never too early for children to have orthodontic treatment. Early treatment can make corrections while the jaw is still growing and the teeth are still forming their alignment.

The three main benefits of early orthodontic treatment are:

– It facilitates a good dental hygiene regime

– It corrects bite problems: overbite, underbite, crossbite and open bite

– It saves time and money on future dental/orthodontic treatment

Orthodontic treatment is necessary for many children to have a healthy smile for life“.

Read the full story of the benefits of early orthodontic treatment here https://yourdentalhealthresource.com/what-are-the-benefits-of-early-orthodontic-treatment/

 

 

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Are There Any Non-Invasive Periodontal Surgery Procedures?

Protecting your teeth and gums is the full-time job of any dentist. While there will be times when invasive periodontal procedures are required, this might not always be the case. What other important facts should you know?

– Some professionals will utilise targeted laser therapy to help regenerate damaged tissue.

– Protein gels can be employed to help tissues and bones grow properly.

– As always, the best way to avoid these two procedures is to brush and floss regularly.

“This procedure involves using a protein-containing gel to stimulate bone and tissue growth.”

Learn more below:

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/321168.php

 

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Need to Know: Dental Bridges

If you have a dental bridge you need to pay extra attention to your oral care routine to make sure your bridge lasts as long as possible.

Key takeaways:

– Brush your teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste.

– Floss under your bridge and around your teeth every day.

– Avoid hard foods like nutshells and hard candy.

See a dentist for a regular check-up and professional clean to keep your teeth, gums and bridge as healthy as possible.

“A dental bridge is expected to last longer than ten years if the patient pays attention to its care.”

Article:

https://www.news-medical.net/news/20170922/Care-for-Dental-Bridges.aspx