Dentists Save Lives

Think about the people who come to mind when you think about saving lives: firemen, policemen, emergency room physicians. But did you know that dentists save lives also? Your dentist knows a lot more about your overall health than you may think. By interpreting signs and symptoms appearing in your mouth your dentist can pinpoint […]

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Link discovered between tooth loss and slowing mind and body

The memory and walking speeds of adults who have lost all of their teeth decline more rapidly than in those who still have some of their own teeth, finds new UCL research. The study, published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, looked at 3,166 adults aged 60 or over from the English Longitudinal Study […]

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Choosing the Right Dentist For Your Child

So you have a dentist you’ve been going to for most of your adult life. The dentist seems nice enough and you’ve had your occasional cavities filled with minimal issue. Now, later in your life, you’re fortunate enough to have a child who also needs dental care. Now think back to when you were a […]

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Sugary drinks duty will save countless teeth, charity says

A 20p per litre duty on sugary drinks would help to eradicate tooth decay and save the NHS millions of pounds in wasted resources. The Children’s Food Campaign has published figures showing that the introduction of a 20 pence per litre duty on sugary drinks would benefit Londoners’ health, as well as save the NHS […]

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Getting Over the Fear of Going to the Dentist

As if it were programmed into our genes, it seems as though many of us have this fear of going to the dentist.  Maybe it is because of media influence; television movies, or maybe you had a bad experience as a child.  Nonetheless, many people suffer from the fear of going to the dentist and […]

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Research finds tooth enamel fast-track in humans

Research has discovered a link between prenatal enamel growth rates in teeth and weaning in human babies. The research found that incisor teeth grow quickly in the early stages of the second trimester of a baby’s development, while molars grow at a slower rate in the third trimester. This is so incisors are ready to […]

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How Important is Oral Hygiene To Overall Health?

Not having good oral hygiene doesn’t just cause problems with your teeth and mouth, but can also lead to problems with your overall health including cardiovascular disease, pregnancy, and diabetes.  Read on to learn the link between oral hygiene and these diseases.   Mouth Health and Overall Health – The Missing Link   Scientists have […]

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Salivary mucins play active role to fight cavities

Salivary mucins, key components of mucus, actively protect the teeth from the cariogenic bacterium, Streptococcus mutans, according to research published ahead of print in Applied and Environmental Microbiology. The research suggests that bolstering native defenses might be a better way to fight dental caries than relying on exogenous materials, such as sealants and fluoride treatment, says first […]

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