20
Sep

6 Tips To Freshen Your Breath Naturally

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No one wants to be told they have bad breath, but unfortunately it happens to everyone. While many people use breath mints or chew gum to freshen their breath, those are short-term solutions, and may not be the healthiest options. Fortunately, there are many ways to freshen breath naturally, and keep it fresh! Here are some tips on how to freshen your breath, and have it stay fresh. Address Your Diet When fatty foods break down in your stomach, they leave behind a fat byproduct called ketones. This odour can come back up your throat and sit on your tongue.…

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13
Sep

3 Ways To Prevent Pregnancy Gingivitis

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Due to increased hormone levels during pregnancy, roughly 40% of women suffer from pregnancy gingivitis or periodontitis (gum disease). The symptoms of gingivitis can be uncomfortable and painful, and if untreated, have serious consequences for your long-term oral health. Gingivitis occurs when there is plaque built up in your mouth. The bacteria in plaque will irritate your gums, and can eventually lead to gum disease if left untreated. During pregnancy, you will have increased progesterone. This makes gums far more sensitive and susceptible to bacteria. Symptoms of pregnancy gingivitis include: Painful or sensitive gums Red and/or swollen gums Bleeding while brushing or flossing Bad breath Usually, these symptoms appear between the second and eighth month of your pregnancy. Fortunately, gingivitis is relatively easy to prevent and treat, and shouldn’t be anything to worry about. You can prevent pregnancy gingivitis by following many of the same steps you’d normally take to…

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6
Sep

The Top 3 Foods That Are Bad For Your Tooth Enamel

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Your tooth enamel is the most protective material in your whole body. It covers the entire outer layer of each tooth. It’s responsible for protecting your teeth from erosion and decay; for forming a barrier to protect the sensitive inner layers of your teeth from plaque and acids; and for protecting your teeth from heat and cold. Enamel is made of a mineralized substance. It contains no living cells, so unlike other parts of your body, it cannot regenerate. Because of this, and because of it’s protective properties, it’s very important to take good care of your dental enamel. Practicing good oral hygiene habits—brushing at least twice daily, flossing daily, visiting the dentist for regular cleanings and checkups—is a big part of protecting your tooth enamel. However, one of the main causes of enamel erosion is overdoing it with certain foods and drinks. Here’s a handy list of which foods…

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28
Aug

Can TMD Cause Dizziness?

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TMD, or temporomandibular joint disorders can sometimes be debilitating disorders. The temporomandibular joint is a hinge that connects the temporal bones of your skull to your jaw, just in front of your ears. It enables to move your jaw up and down and side to side so that you can talk, chew and yawn. TMD can make all of those actions quite painful, even impossible, as well as cause a host of other symptoms. One of those symptoms is dizziness. Some TMD patients will report feelings of dizziness throughout their entire body, or a feeling that the room is spinning, which may place them in danger of losing their balance, falling and hurting themselves. You have sensors in your inner ear that account for your body’s position in the space around it, as well as for the effects of gravity. Signals are sent to your central nervous system by these…

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21
Aug

The 4 Worst Foods For Your Kids’ Teeth

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Any parent knows that children are woefully careless when it comes to the food and drinks they consume and how those foods and drinks can affect their teeth. If it were up to most kids, it would be Halloween every day of the year, and they would drink soda and eat candy for breakfast, lunch and dinner and not bat an eye about ignoring their dental hygiene before bed. People aren’t born understanding good oral hygiene; it is something that has to be taught to them throughout their lives, which is why there are certain foods you need to make sure your children understand are not good for their teeth. Below are 4 of the worst foods for your kids’ teeth. Carbonated beverages and sugary drinks In addition to an unhealthy amount of sugar, carbonated beverages and sodas contain things like phosphoric and citric acid. These enamel-eroding substances, over time,…

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