1. Dry Mouth: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

    22nd August 2016 by thecourtyardclinic

    Dry mouth is a condition in which the mouth has little or no saliva. The effects of a dry mouth go beyond the feeling thirsty — as it can affect the taste and digestion of foods and drinks. Other symptoms dry mouth are cracked lips, the mouth feels tight and dry, sores in the corners of the mouth, and difficulty swallowing.

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  2. Baby Teeth Contain Clues about Early Exposure to Toxins

    by thecourtyardclinic

    Close up portrait of preschooler girl with open mouth without milk tooth

    Baby teeth are more important than we have thought. Baby teeth are a repository which can reveal everything a person has been exposed to including environmental toxins such as lead and pesticides and stress hormones produced in utero.

    The emerging study of the totality of health-affecting exposures a person experiences is referred to as exposome. It will help health practitioners to analyze what a patient has been exposed to and use that information to determine health risks linked to or caused by those exposures.

    Researchers believe that exposures as early as pregnancy could affect the onset and progression of conditions such as adult obesity, childhood asthma and cancers.

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  3. 15 Myths and Facts about Cavities

    by thecourtyardclinic

    Here are some myths and facts linked to tooth cavities:

    1. Myth: Sugar is the only thing that causes cavities. Fact: Acid produced by bacteria in the mouth is the major cause of tooth cavities. The acids break down the enamel on the teeth leading to decay.

    2. Myth: Aspirin next to a tooth will help a toothache. Fact: You risk getting an ulcer instead.

    3. Myth: Only kids get cavities. Fact: Adults especially seniors get just as many cavities.

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  4. Parents Are Putting Teeth of Children ‘At Risk’

    by thecourtyardclinic

    A little girl brushing her teeth against a white background.

    A recent survey indicates that six out of 10 parents are not aware of the free NHS treatment that protects against tooth decay. As a result, more than seven million children in the UK are faced by a big risk of poor dental health due to the lack of information.

    The survey commissioned by mydentist also reveals that three in ten parents have a daily struggle to get their kids to brush their teeth, and one in five let their children get away without cleaning their teeth the recommended twice a day. They aim to help change the state of affairs so that children’s teeth can be protected from decay.

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  5. How Often Should You Brush Your Teeth?

    19th August 2016 by thecourtyardclinic

    There’s now a serious debate about oral hygiene, amid recent reports that flossing could be a waste of time. Here are some tips for good oral hygiene:

    · Brush your teeth twice every day with fluoride toothpaste to prevent tooth decay.

    · Brush your teeth the last thing at night and at least one other time during the day.

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  6. 4 Reasons Dental Implants Can Improve Your Life

    by thecourtyardclinic

    Beautiful asian woman smile with healthy teeth whitening. Dental care concept. Set of implants with various shades of tone

    Dental implants are a popular way of replacing teeth lost through natural wear, periodontal disease, and trauma. The implants permanently secure the new tooth to the jawbone.

    Great reasons for dental implants:

    1. Dental implants help to boost your self-esteem by providing good structure to the face and in pronunciation of words.

    2. Dental implants are a long-term solution.

    3. The implants feel and work like natural teeth.

    4. Implants are resistant to decay (but that doesn’t eliminate the need for regular brushing).

    5. Lastly, dental implants are secure so there’s no feeling of “loose teeth” you might have with dentures. Many people get implants to secure their dentures to avoid this problem.

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  7. Dentist Warns Against Charcoal Teeth Whitening Trend

    18th August 2016 by thecourtyardclinic

    teeth whiteningDentists and other medical practitioners have issued warnings to people following a DIY whitening procedure that makes use of charcoal-derived mixture on teeth.

    The product is said to whiten the teeth after brushing for 3 to 5 minutes. In the video espousing its properties, the product is touted as highly absorbent and absorbing all toxins, bacteria and staining on the teeth. It can be bought from health food stores or online in capsule form.

    According to the dentists, the method leads to the deterioration of tooth enamel and tooth erosion — permanent damage.

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  8. Preventing Tooth and Muscle Damage from Teeth Grinding

    by thecourtyardclinic

    Teeth grinding is perhaps the least discussed dental problem. This occurs during sleep and can be caused by stress or anxiety. Visit the doctor to get a mouth guard to protect the teeth from damage.

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  9. Brushing Your Teeth but Not Flossing? It Could Lead To Dramatic Tooth Loss

    17th August 2016 by thecourtyardclinic

    Brushing is very important but you need to floss your teeth at least once a day. You should brush your teeth as soon you wake up to brush away the bacteria that have formed in your mouth overnight. Then, after you have eaten breakfast, rinse with a fluoride mouthwash. You should only brush your teeth two to three times a day.

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  10. Plenty of Reasons to Cut Soda: Prevent Obesity, Keep Teeth Healthy

    by thecourtyardclinic

    Close Up of Soda Cans in Ice with Condensation

    Government guidelines, produced jointly from the Department of Health and Human Services and Department of Agriculture, recommend that people should stay away or reduce the intake of soda.
    Other recommendations are that people should consume 10 percent less amount of calories from added sugars per day. The added sugars are often added to food during processing to boost flavor but have little or no nutritional value.
    The occasional soda or sugary drink as a treat is okay. However, habitual drinking of soda is what is dangerous. The excessive sugars lead to obesity that is linked to problems such as cancer, diabetes, and heart disease.
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