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13 Things To Do When Eating To Ensure Your Breath Stays As Fresh As Possible

By: Isadora Baum, www.bustle.com There are a few things that can ruin a date or meal out with company, and bad breath can certainly be considered one of them. Not only can bad breath make our parties’ inch away, but it can also make us feel insecure to speak freely in conversation. Thus, it’s important to take note of which habits that can keep breath fresh during mealtime, so that everyone at the table can feel confident and secure. While some foods can cause stinky breath, most health foods and eating habits can actually promote great, fresh breath and can assist in cleaning and whitening teeth. Proper dental and tongue rituals can enhance wellbeing in the mouth, which will eliminate…

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Alternative for fill and drill treatment of cavities

By: Andrea K. McDaniels, www.baltimoresun.com Heather got a big surprise when she took her 4-year-old son for a routine dental checkup — young Eli had several cavities and needed eight crowns on his back teeth. The Baltimore mom worried about her child undergoing such a complex medical treatment, which the doctor said would require general anesthesia. “I could not wrap my head around the fact that my kid would have to go through a procedure of this magnitude,” Powell said. Desperate for an alternative, Powell began searching the Internet for other options. She discovered a handful of dentists around the country who use a mixture called silver diamine fluoride to freeze cavities, preventing the infection from spreading. The clear concoction…

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Demystifying The Most Common Tooth Myths — Enlighten Yourself With The Facts

By: Sam Cohen, www.huffingtonpost.com It is unanimously acknowledged by most people that any kind of dental work can be a nerve-wracking experience for anyone. Perhaps this is the reason behind rescheduling our pre-fixed six-month dental visits unless we find ourselves cringing in the office of the dentist. There is lot of stress and anxiety which surrounds our dental health, and this has given birth to a lot of myths which increase our dental woes. Unlike serious conditions like heart diseases, ALS, cancer and Type 2 diabetes which grab the headlines, the relationship between oral health and overall health is often forgotten by most people. In fact oral health is the most neglected part of our health and that’s why we…

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Sugary sports drinks ‘raise the risk of obesity, diabetes and tooth decay’

By: http://dailytimes.com.pk/ The majority of teen-agers risk obesity and heart disease by drinking supposedly healthy sports drinks, experts warn. Some 68 percent of children drink sugar-packed sports drinks at least once a week, according to research by Cardiff University. Few consume them to improve sporting performance, despite the fact they are sold as energy-boosting exercise drinks. Instead, half are drinking the heavily-marketed products for ‘social reasons’. Children are attracted to the products’ sweet taste, low price and availability. Experts last night warned that the high sugar levels and acidic content increases the risk of obesity, type-two diabetes, heart disease and rotting teeth. A 500ml bottle of Lucozade Sport, for instance, contains 18g of sugar – equivalent to four-and-a-half teaspoons –…

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New way to treat cavities is quick, painless

By: Kerry Cavanaugh, www.wbaltv.com A new way to treat cavities that’s quick and painless could be perfect for kids who can’t sit for a filling, and it’s saving families hundreds of dollars. Anniyah James was all smiles as she settled into the dental chair. Her dentist sealed the 3-year-old’s cavity in 30 seconds without a needle or a drill. The silver bullet for Anniyah is called silver diamine fluoride, a topical product that seals cavities and stops them from growing. “The silver kills the germs that are in the tooth and the fluoride helps re-mineralize the tooth so that the tooth structure is no longer soft in decay, it’s hard,” Brill said. Brill said the only downside is that the…

Parent to Parent: All You Need to Know About Your Child’s Teeth

  By: Humairah Shah, www.huffingtonpost.com Whether you’re a parent in the US or anywhere else in the world, raising your first child is invariably a steep learning curve. With so much on our plates, it’s easy for parents to overlook caring for baby’s teeth, but a few useful tips will keep us on track. Aww…the First Tooth A baby’s first tooth erupts between four to eight months of age and typically by the time he or she is two-and-a-half to three-years old, every baby tooth should have erupted. Some children have a difficult time during teething, while others sprout teeth effortlessly. When babies are teething, they tend to be droolers and often refuse to eat because their gums hurt. Excessive…

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10 ways we damage our teeth unknowingly

By: Sreya Basu, www.bigwire.in How many of us really consider our teeth as body parts that need maintenance a little more than mere twice brushing every day? We hardly care about our teeth health till they ache so much that we have rush to dentists for root canal treatment, dental fillings or tooth extractions. As per the statistics provided by the World Health Organization (WHO), about 60–90% of school children and almost 100% of adults worldwide have dental cavities. About 30% of senior citizens in the age group of 65–74 years are left with no natural teeth. But not many are aware that unhealthy teeth and gums are responsible for a number of diseases including heart diseases, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis,…

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Zollipops Offer Sweet Relief While Being Healthy for Teeth

  By: www.foodprocessing.com Zollipops were created by Alina Morse, an innovative young girl in Michigan who was inspired after a trip to the bank with her dad. When the teller offered her a sucker, dad quickly reminded Alina how sugar can be bad for your teeth. Having watched her father take several innovative products to market, Alina became determined to follow in his footsteps by developing a candy that contributes to good oral health. The result was Zollipops, the “After You Eat Treat,” the company’s trademarked slogan. One sucker can be enjoyed after every meal or sugary snack, up to three pops per day. Based on xylitol, erythritol, stevia and other smile-friendly natural ingredients, Zollipops are formulated to restore a…