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Gingivitis Symptoms and Treatment

Gingivitis Symptoms and Treatment Periodontitis (gum disease) is a common human affliction, affecting one third of all adults, and over half of the population over the age of 50. Symptoms Gingivitis symptoms can include: swollen gums, redness of the gums, tenderness when the gums are touched, tenderness when chewing, pus around the teeth, or a […]

Straightening Your Teeth May Be Good for Your Health

Straightening Your Teeth May Be Good for Your Health Straightening your teeth can work wonders on your smile, but did you also know it may help lower your risk of developing serious diseases? “Crooked, crowded or unevenly spaced teeth are harder to keep clean and tend to harbor more food and bacteria,” said Dr. Jacqueline […]

Steps to Win the War Against Gum Disease

Steps to Win the War Against Gum Disease A lack of good dental hygiene can cause you to lose more than your teeth. It can be life-threatening. Recent studies show that gum disease, an infection of the tissues that support your teeth, is linked to three main killers: heart disease, diabetes and respiratory disease. Unfortunately, […]

Natural Oral Health Care Products Are the Recipe for Healthy Teeth and Gums

Natural Oral Health Care Products Are the Recipe for Healthy Teeth and Gums Contrary to what television commercials and magazine advertisements would have you believe, you don’t need the chemicals in most toothpastes, mouthwashes, and other oral health care products to tackle gingivitis, periodontal gum disease, dry mouth, or bad breath. In reality, many of […]

Teeth Complications of Diabetes

Teeth Complications of Diabetes People who suffer from diabetes must be extra vigilant when it comes to taking care of their teeth. Diabetics do not process sugars and starches from their systems effectively and this causes their blood glucose levels to remain high. The condition of high blood glucose is called glycemia. It can cause […]

Gum Disease Herbal Remedies

Gum Disease Herbal Remedies Gingivitis is another term for gum disease. It is characterized by an inflammation of the gums (gingival) around the teeth due to improper oral hygiene. When the teeth are not brushed properly, plaque deposits mount, irritating the gums and causing a bacterial infection. Another form of gum disease is periodontitis. This […]

The Halitosis Of Bad Breath

The Halitosis Of Bad Breath Bad Breath or Halitosis is the term used to describe unpleasant smell exhaled in breathing. There are different types of Halitosis. Transient bad breath is very common and is caused due to oral dryness, stress, hunger, eating foods containing garlic and onions, smoking and poor oral hygiene. Morning breath and […]