Posts Tagged: dentist

Oral hygiene tips for cancer patients

Oral hygiene is important, but it’s even more important when you’re facing a cancer diagnosis. Your treatment may cause side effects that affect your mouth including dry mouth and mouth sores. Taking the proper steps to care for your mouth can lessen the chances of infection and maintain a healthy smile. Oral Hygiene Tips for…
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Could certain foods and drinks be eroding your teeth

Although the thought of an acid in your mouth is unsettling, 20-to-45-percent of adults in the United States show signs of acid erosion on their teeth. The exposure of our teeth to an acid can cause loss of enamel and eventually the dentin or inner layer of the tooth, creating significant problems. There are two categories…
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Healthy gums support strong teeth

Periodontal disease is a chronic inflammatory disease that affects the gum tissue and bone supporting the teeth, according to the American Academy of Periodontology. If left untreated, it can lead to tooth loss. Research has shown that periodontal disease is associated with other chronic inflammatory diseases, such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease. One out of every two…
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Creating a healthy mouth for kids

Regular dental examinations are important to prevent, diagnose and treat oral health problems. During National Children’s Dental Health Month, the University of Louisville School of Dentistry joins with other dental providers to remind parents to take note of their child’s oral health. Tooth decay can be painful if left untreated, and painful teeth will affect…
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