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Study of Medieval dental plaque surprises researchers: What they found

2014-02-24 18:17
Periodontal disease bacteria same today as in Medieval times.

University of Oklahoma researchers along with an international team of scientists have discovered periodontal disease causing bacteria is much the same today as it was in Medieval times. The finding raises questions about what causes periodontal disease in the first place, given modern day dental and hygiene practices.

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15 Recommendations on Brushing an Autistic Child's Teeth

2014-01-09 08:12
Autism brushes teeth

Autistic children are just a little bit harder to work with as a parent, with brushing teeth one of the top problems on the list. Children with autism are hypersensitive, feeling things more thoroughly than the typically developing child. Tastes and smells can become too much. Meltdowns can become commonplace and severe. Parents in such a situation would become extremely frustrated themselves.

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9 Foods to Eat for a Beautiful Smile, and A Few to Avoid

2013-11-13 21:41
Food for beautiful smile

Every day, you brush and floss your teeth to keep your mouth healthy. Have you thought about your diet as well? Certain foods are known to help keep teeth and gums strong, while others can darken and stain teeth or put you at a higher risk for gum disease.

Every day, you brush and floss your teeth to keep your mouth healthy. Have you thought about your diet as well? Certain foods are known to help keep teeth and gums strong, while others can darken and stain teeth or put you at a higher risk for gum disease. Remember to include these ten foods in your diet frequently for a beautiful smile:

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Baby boomers do not have to be at higher risk for tooth loss

2013-11-09 17:51
Senior dental care

Periodontal disease and tooth decay are the leading causes of tooth loss in older adults. It does not have to be that way. Advancements in dentistry make it very likely that older adults can keep their own teeth longer with continued ongoing oral healthcare.

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It may be wise to cut down on exposure to fluoride

2013-10-25 08:23
Toothpaste with fluoride

Fluoride has been touted for a long time as being an optimal substance to use to cut down on cavities. Although concerns have arisen about the potential for toxic effects from overexposure to fluoride, it is generally added to drinking water supplies and to tooth pastes and mouth rinses. However, recent studies indicate being exposed to high levels of fluoride may be associated with adverse health effects.

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