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What Are Antioxidants? Are They Healthy? Here’s How You Can Include Them In Your Diet

By: www.ndtv.com Antioxidants have been the topic of discussion for a long time. Antioxidants are vitamins and minerals that protect our bodies from the damage done caused by free radicals. Free radicals are molecules which attack our bodies’ healthy cells and weaken the immune system. They provide numerous health benefits and are very important for overall health, because if free radicals are left unchallenged, they can cause many chronic diseases. Therefore, it becomes necessary that we incorporate antioxidants into our diet for a healthy lifestyle. Antioxidants, include vitamins C, A and E, lycopene, lutein, beta-carotene, flavonoids, selenium and they all can be found in certain foods, herbs and spices as well as dietary supplements. Why is it important to include…

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7 Simple Nighttime Tips for Improving Your Overall Oral Health

By BECCA SHAEFFER, www.clevelandleader.com Although it is not visible, your mouth undergoes many things while you are awake and even when you are sound asleep. You chew your food with your teeth, you have all sorts of drinks, and you also use your teeth to do various types of odd things. As a result of this, bacteria tend to gather in your mouth, especially when you are asleep. The end result is cavities, plaque, gingivitis, and tartar in your mouth. Staying away from these oral diseases is very simple. 7 Essential Nighttime Tips to Maintain Your Oral Health Here are 7 simple yet essential nighttime tips to maintain your oral health: 1. Brush Your Teeth Before Bed: When you brush…

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Bad Breath: How To Handle It

By: http://www.digitaljournal.com Halitosis is the scientific name for bad breath and is one of the most common oral concerns among children. What Causes Bad Breath? Poor Oral Hygiene: If your child is not brushing their teeth regularly or is not brushing them well enough, it can lead to bad breath. Plaque that is not brushed away can irritate the gums, and the tongue can harbor bacteria which can produce smelly odors. Mouth Breathing: Your child may be breathing through their mouth as a result of a stuffy nose or as a sleep habit. Unfortunately, this dries out the mouth which results in bad breath. Dehydration: Not drinking enough water will result in bad breath as it allows the mouth to…

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4 lunchbox ideas for fussy eaters

By: Liz Tse, www.newidea.com.au Whether it’s for daycare, preschool or big school, when you pack a lunch box you’re packing an important part of your littlie’s nutritional intake for the day. You can also end up packing a little frustration yourself, though, when the food you’ve lovingly prepared comes back half eaten or, worse, completely untouched! But if you’re finding it tricky to pull together foods your child will eat that will also provide them with the nourishment they need, you’re not alone. The key is not to overfill the lunch box with too many different things. Some end up looking more like fishing tackle boxes than lunch boxes and this large choice can often overwhelm children, not to mention…

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Operate Like A Champion: Teeth Sealants

By: Amberly Hildebrandt, www.myhighplains.com Dental sealants are an important part of maintaining your child’s oral health and smile. Sealants prevent food and plaque buildup from gathering in hard-to-reach places. Food particles, germs, and plaque have a hard time collecting on smooth surfaces, such as the front teeth, but even children who brush and floss diligently can’t always clean the deep bumps and grooves of the back molars. Sealants are recommended for baby teeth only if the patient has a high risk of decay or very deep roots. Sealants are highly recommended for permanent molars soon after complete eruption. Dental sealants are a thin coating of white resin that covers the top of the molars to protect them from decay. Applying…

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8 of the best electric toothbrushes, according to online reviews

BY DALVIN BROWN, www.mashable.com Tooth be told, we’re wild about connected technology. And since you’re here, you probably are too. All jokes aside, oral hygiene and the healthy of your teeth are seriously important. We’ve all seen those electric toothbrush commercials that claim to be the best at cleaning between your gums, preventing cavities, warding off gum disease, yadda yadda yadda. But how do you know which ones are really worth the space in that cup by your sink? How do you know what features are actually useful? We like to think that the best way to tell if you’ll be satisfied with any tech purchase is by asking people who already own whatever you’re looking to buy. So, we…

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What to do if you find your child with a dental emergency

By: Angie Tomlinson, www.thewest.com.au From being whacked in the mouth with a hockey stick, to taking a mark in the face, through to the classic of running straight into a goal post, children can find all kinds of ways to do dental damage on the sporting field. But there are steps parents can take to keep their kids’ smiles unscathed and their pearly whites intact in the case of emergency. Australian Dental Association (WA) spokesperson Dr Mark Foster says a preventative first step is to get a mouthguard custom-made. The mouthguards you buy over the counter really offer little or no protection at all. I have little or no time for those sorts of guards. Dr Foster likens one-size- fits-all…

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Healthy mouth, healthy body: Why oral hygiene is a must

By Shillpi A Singh, www.freepressjournal.in Taking care of oral hygiene to prevent oral health problems can go a long way towards decreasing the risk for more serious health problems Do you know the reason why we were taught to brush our teeth every morning, every night? Well, because good oral hygiene is the key to overall health and well-being because poor oral care can lead to health problems. Brushing teeth twice is just being wise to keep bacteria and cavities at bay, and stay healthy. And mind you, oral health is so much more than just the health of the mouth, teeth, and gums. Oral and dental health is one of the most neglected and overlooked aspects of general well-being…