Tooth pain is an extremely common presenting complaint in both dental and primary care offices. Usually, underlying inflammation (and often infection) is a main contributor to mouth pain along with a multitude of additional risk factors. Pericoronitis is one common cause of dental pain and inflammation which often requires corrective treatment.
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As we get older we tend to run into health related problems. Fortunately, we can prevent most of them. Pneumonia is a common problem that is mostly related to the elderly. Pneumonia is categorized as a lung inflammation caused by a bacterial or viral infection. This infection leads to pus filling the air sacs in our lungs. The major reason why one might get pneumonia is because of poor oral health and hygiene.
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The connection between erectile dysfunction and periodontal disease is undeniable. Men with periodontal disease are three times more likely to experience erectile dysfunction than the general population. While it seems hard to believe the two conditions are related, periodontal disease allows bacteria into the body, causing widespread damage.
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Most parents believe baby teeth inevitably fall out as children get ready for their permanent teeth to grow in. However, the importance of baby teeth should not be overlooked. Baby teeth are extremely important to children for various reasons. Just because our baby teeth eventually fall does not mean they are not important.
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Tongue scrapers are a cheap any yet very useful tools to keep a person’s oral hygiene optimum. Tongue scraping is an oral hygiene practice that is very effective in removing bacteria, all toxic fungi, food debris as well as dead cells from the tongue’s surface.
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There are absolutely no doubts about the fact that an individual’s health and well-being are some of the most valuable assets they can have control and ownership of. Unfortunately, there are many different factors that can put a detriment on such factors in one’s life. Athletes are a group of people that are prone to having their health and well-being tested on a day-to-day basis. Athletes are required to engage themselves in intense and rigorous training, sometimes very intense bouts of competition (depending on the sport), demanding schedules filled with constant movement from one activity to another and much more.
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There are no doubts about the fact that one’s level have confidence can have a direct effect on their overall health and well being. The condition of one’s teeth can have a direct effect on how an individual feels about themselves. It is also important to note that an even great importance should be placed on one’s health levels, which can also be directly correlated by the conditions of their teeth.
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There is a lot of debate right now over which foods are actually bad for your teeth. You know how dentists are. Each and every one has their own opinions. Some dentists will say it’s the sugary items which kill you teeth, while others say it’s the fruit juices.
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Many people will have dental procedures throughout their lives that will require some form of sedation. There are several types of sedation that can be used when having everything from wisdom tooth extraction to root canals completed. The following information describes the different types of sedation used in dentistry.
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Pregnancy is a special time for most women; unfortunately, pregnancy also comes with many other not so great symptoms. Due to the fact that the body is experiencing a large amount of hormonal changes as it adapts to the child growing within the uterus certain problems can arise. One such problem is known as pregnancy gingivitis. In fact, a stunning 40% of pregnant women will suffer from this condition at some point while pregnant although for most it only lasts for a short period of time and is not severe enough to cause any real troublesome issues.
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