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Gingivitis, What You Don’t Know Can Cost You

Gingivitis, What You Don’t Know Can Cost You

by Shearly (SU)
Gingivitis is a common gum disorder that causes red and inflamed gums, or gingiva. Patients with gingivitis may find that their gums bleed when they brush their teeth or that they have developed halitosis, or bad breath. They may also find that their gums are tender to the touch, or notice a reduction in their gums as they recede from the teeth. Although, in the very early stages symptoms can be so mild that they’re not so easily noticeable.

Gum Disease: More at Stake Than You May Think

Gum Disease: More at Stake Than You May Think

by Shearly (SU)
According to a Harvard medical study, gum disease, or periodontitis–a common, but preventable disease that destroys the gums and teeth–is linked to damaged blood vessels, and the heart as well. The same study also found that periodontitis has also been linked to pregnant women giving birth prematurely, diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and a host of other medical problems, such as pneumonia.

How to Brush Your Toddler’s Teeth

How to Brush Your Toddler’s Teeth

by Shearly (SU)
Many of us do not understand the importance of brushing their toddler’s teeth, the belief that the tooth will be lost anyways make the necessary steps to do it right that much more irrational. However, brushing incorrectly could have big consequences, such as premature loss of the teeth. Premature tooth loss could affect eating habits, speech, and even the way new teeth come in. But what should you do to prevent that from happening?

Tooth Sensitivity: What Is it and How do I treat It?

Tooth Sensitivity: What Is it and How do I treat It?

by Shearly (SU)
Tooth sensitivity is definitely an annoying and debilitating problem to have. Tooth sensitivity causes sharp pain when ingesting certain foods such as oranges (due to the acidity) or ice cream (due to the cold temperature). But what causes tooth sensitivity and how do you treat it?

Snacks and Oral Wellness

Snacks and Oral Wellness

by Shearly (SU)
It is no myth that what you eat affects your overall health, and this fact is narrowed in when it comes to your oral health. Different foods affect your teeth, enamels, tissue, and glands differently. Some can help your oral health and some can really cause damage. Here are some suggestions that will improve your overall oral health:

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