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Bite on these 5 tips for sensitive teeth this summer

By: www.news-journal.net A frozen ice pop on the porch. A tart and sweet lemonade at a picnic. A chilled beer with friends at the game. Perfect summer moments to make you smile, right? Not if you are one of the 40 million Americans who has sensitive teeth. Tooth sensitivity is one of the most common dental complaints for people across the country, but many think that living with discomfort or even pain is unavoidable. The good news is that there are tried-and-true options, as well as some breakthrough solutions that are changing the way people manage sensitive teeth. Start with some of these five tips to keep smiling all summer long. 1. Limit acidic drinks. If fresh-squeezed OJ sounds more…

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Vitamin A helps maintain healthy teeth

By Madeleine Burry, www.prevention.com Ever wonder how you can make your way around your home in the middle of the night without crashing into a wall? Thank good ol’ vitamin A. The fat-soluble nutrient helps maintain night vision, among a trillion other things. “Vitamin A does a lot in the body,” says Lisa Samuels, RD, founder of The Happie House. It aids immune function and helps maintain healthy vision, teeth, bones, skin, and nails, Samuels says. Vitamin A also supports cell growth and plays a critical role in the maintenance of various vital organs including the heart, lungs, and kidneys, according to the National Institutes of Health. Though vitamin A deficiency is rare in the United States, ensuring you include…

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Brush your dog’s teeth? Yes, Fido’s whole mouth will thank you

By Nicole Villalpando, www.mystatesman.com You’ve probably heard that you should brush your dog’s teeth. But why? And how often? Every day, says Dr. Adriana Mendoza, a veterinarian at Firehouse Animal Health Center in Leander. “With canines, there’s absolutely no reason not to,” she says. Brushing their teeth helps prevent dental tartar from building up, which can lead to infection and tooth loss. Brushing their teeth prevents dental disease. See, dogs are just like us. What about cats? “I’ve only found one cat owner that is able to brush the cat’s teeth religiously,” Mendoza says. Start brushing when the dog is young if you can and start by letting him taste the canine toothpaste. It’s usually poultry or peanut butter flavor….

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Baby’s saliva can predict tooth decay, study finds

By: RUBY NYIKA, www.stuff.co.nz Schools are banning all drinks except for milk and unflavoured water in an effort to quell rampant rates of tooth decay amongst young children. But the ban is proving too late for many children, with one primary school principal saying far too many of his students are arriving for their first day with rotting teeth. The solution may be found in a new study which has discovered saliva samples taken from the mouth of 1-year-olds can predict future decay. The study was led by New Zealand-born professor Mark Gussy, an oral health professor at Melbourne’s La Trobe University, who said visiting a dentist by the age of two might be too late. Gussy said some infants…

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Here’s a Look at the Colgate Smart Toothbrush You Can Get From the Apple Store

By: Juli Clover, macrumors.com One of the surprises of this year’s Consumer Electronics Show was a smart toothbrush from Colgate, which, as it turns out, was designed to be an Apple Store exclusive. The new $100 Colgate Smart Electronic Toothbrush is both Colgate’s first smart iPhone-connected brush and the first personal hygiene product you can get right from an Apple Store. Toothbrushes that connect to your iPhone have become a thing over the course of the last couple of years, and you can now get smart brushes from most of the major brands, including Philips and Oral-B. I’m no stranger to smart toothbrushes — I’ve previously reviewed the Oral-B SmartSeries, the Sonicare FlexCare Platinum Connected, and the Sonicare DiamondClean Smart,…

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Five healthy food swaps

By: www.independent.ie Making simple swaps in the foods that we eat can make all the difference to our diet and motivation. When we see one easy change work, it can spark a chain reaction in our confidence and reap huge health benefits. The key to success, according to national dietetic advisor for the HSE Margaret O’Neill, is to tackle change in bite-size chunks. “Pick one change at a time,” she says. “Start with one thing and try to stick with it – we know that behaviours can take a while to change: it can take two to three weeks to bed in. “Some people will be able to cut down from five biscuits a day to one; for others, it’s…

9 TIPS TO KEEP KIDS TEETH HEALTHY

By: PerfectTeeth.com As parents we understand the importance of good dental habits and do our best to pass that onto our children. And healthy adult teeth start with healthy kids teeth! Keeping kids cavity-free is the ultimate goal, after all, poor dental health impacts more than just your pocketbook and their smiles. In fact, a California Society of Pediatric Dentistry study found: “Untreated dental disease compromises the child’s ability to eat well, sleep well, and function well at home and at school. The unaesthetic nature of untreated dental decay compromises the child’s self-esteem and social development.” Source: The Consequences of Untreated Dental Disease in Children How To Keep Kids Teeth Healthy Unfortunately, many of these adverse effects of an unhealthy…

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The REAL reason for morning breath

By JALEESA BAULKMAN, DAILYMAIL.COM It’s something most are embarrassed to share with their nearest and dearest – let alone their dentist. But there’s no getting around it: millions of people wake up with bad breath every day – and some far worse than others. While poor dental hygiene is a culprit, few realize other factors like snoring and chewing gum can make the odor even more unbearable. Unfortunately, there isn’t a foolproof method of preventing morning breath, but experts have certain tricks to make your smell less potent. 1. YOUR MOUTH IS TOO DRY When people are asleep their mouth becomes a dry desert, which contributes to morning breath. Snoring or sleeping with your mouth open can exacerbate the problem….