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Why dental care is very important for women

Poor oral health puts women at the center of many predisposed health conditions that can be life-altering. A combination of biological factors, along with neglect of care makes women more susceptible to decayed and lost teeth and periodontal disease.

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May 9

Symptoms and Causes of Oral Cancer

Oral cancer is a silent killer: half of those diagnosed with oral cancer this year will be not alive in five years. While oral cancer can affect anyone, certain factors that can strongly predicate an increased risk of developing this type of cancer include tobacco use both smoking and smokeless, frequent alcohol consumption, the human papillomavirus (HPV), poor diet, genetics, age and gender.

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What causes tooth pain and how to alleviate the symptoms

Despite having a hard enamel exterior, teeth are actually quite delicate. Many people experience a tooth ache at some point in their life. Read on to find out more about the signs and symptoms and how to treat the pain. Most importantly, if you feel pain it is important to seek consult from a dentist as soon as possible and not delay on required treatment.

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Apr 19

Tooth Pain

Signs and Symptoms of Temporomandibular Joint Disorder TMJ

As many as 10 million people have TMJ. A condition that affects the temporomandibular joint, the hinge joint between the lower jaw and temporal bone. (To find the joint, place your fingers on your face about a quarter inch from your ear and open your jaw; you’ll feel the joint move.)

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Mar 30

TMJ

How to Solve Bleeding and Receding Gums

Maintaining healthy gums is a crucial part of oral health. Common problems with gums include inflammation of the gums, bleeding gums and gum recession. All three of these conditions signal a greater oral health issue that if left unchecked can cause severe infection or even tooth loss.

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What is a cavity?

The majority of adults age 20 and older have had at least one cavity in their permanent teeth. Many people have an idea of what a cavity is, but not much of a clue about how a cavity is actually formed. The treatment for a cavity can be as simple as a small filling, with unattended cavities requiring root canals or crowns to salvage damaged teeth.

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February is National Children's Dental Health Month

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, a time to recognize and combat tooth decay, the #1 chronic childhood disease in America. As many as 20 million children have had cavities in their primary teeth by age 11. Even more alarming is the nearly one-quarter of children who will not receive dental care for tooth decay.

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Health Concerns Your Dentist Can Detect

The mouth-body connection is strong. Many diseases and illnesses show symptoms in the mouth, often before other symptoms appear in the body. Staying on top of dental hygiene, as well as routine dental appointments keeps the mouth healthy and can help screen for potential complications.

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New Study Links Gum Disease to Elevated Breast Cancer Risk

A new study published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, which confirms that women with periodontal (gum) disease are at as much as a 36% higher risk for developing breast cancer.

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Winterproof Your Mouth

The cold winter months can take a toll on the mouth: hot beverages can burn the inside of the mouth, colder temperatures can leave the teeth feeling extra sensitive and delicate lips crack and dry with the cold weather.

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