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Beyond tooth decay: why good dental hygiene is important

Beyond tooth decay: why good dental hygiene is important

  • 23 August

Everyone knows that tooth decay and gum disease are dangerous, but they are also very influential in causing other health-related problems. Alzheimer's disease, pancreatic cancer, heart disease, and more serious health problems can result from poor teeth-management.

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Treating a common gum condition could reduce risk of heart attacks in kidney disease patients

  • 10 August

Common gum diseases are playing a large role in causing heart attacks in patients with chronic kidney disease. Treating these gum conditions in a number of ways (going to your dentist, brushing and flossing regularly) can drastically reduce the chance of a heart attack.

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Kids' dental health habits must start at home

  • 05 August

Visiting the dentist is pivotal in keeping healthy teeth for children, but the most important aspect of a child's tooth health begins at home. Brushing, flossing, and eating right are all key for children to maintain healthy teeth.

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What should I do if my kid eats lots of popsicles and ice cream?

  • 08 October

 Cold/hot could be a factor in oral health, obviously the cariogenicity (decay causing) sugar content if not rinsed or brushed right after ingesting such foods is a risk factor as well as the “junk food” substitute for healthy nutrition enters the story. Rinsing immediately dilutes the noxious sugars.

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