Our white blood cells and tooth decay
Happy beautiful March day, I came across an interesting article in the Oral Health magazine about our white blood cells and dental decay, which I thought to share it with you. Neutrophils help in healing an injured tissues and fighting infections. So any of these situations increases the number of
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Sleep Apnea
Hi,   Did you know that sleep Apnea is a risk factor for heart disease? And people with sleep Apnea are more at risk of develping cancer due to lack of oxygen? It is, becasue during apenea, there is a cessation of breath for 10 seconds or more. Reduced oxygen
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Mouthguard
Hi,   Mouthguard or nightguard acts like cushion and it absorbs forces we put on our teeth. During clenching or grinding we insert ten times the force than chewing food, so it is too much force and it can cause tooth fracture, tooth wear and pain. Grinding or clenching can
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Dry mouth or xerostomia
Hi,   Having dry mouth is always troublesome, one of the effects of it is rampant decay. It is because saliva acts like a buffer and it reduces acidity bacteria producing as well as it carries mineral needed for replenishment of tooth surface. Saliva forms a film on tooth suface
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Baby teeth
Hi,   I know most new parents want to know how to raise a perfect human being. I do not know the answer to this question but I know a thing or two about how to look after babie’s new teeth: Oral hygiene must begin as soon as teeth emerge
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Is there such a thing as too clean?
Hi,   I remember my older sister always believed little bit of dirt is good for our children. Today I came across an article in Oral Health Journal of September 2011 written by Dr. John Hardie, asking the question: ” Can we be too clean for our own good?” and
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Soft drinks and dental decay
Hi,   We all know about the effect of soft drinks on our health and the fact that cutting back on them can decrease potential risks of dying from strokes by 8% and heart disease by 5% (this is according to Dr. Nigel Carter), as well as lowering of our
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Alcohol and Health
Hi,   We are having a cold and damp day today, but inside it is quiet pleasant! Alcohol has systemic effect on Liver and Immune system. It causes replacement of healthy liver tissue with scar tissue. As a result it impairs liver function, which can eventually lead to fatal bleeding.
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Silver filling and mercury, ( Dentist’s M word!)
Hi,   The safety of mercury in our fillings has always been a big question in people’s mind. As one of my teacher’s in dental school used to say, we (dentists and dental auxiliary) are like canaries, which miners used to take into the mine and if they die, miners
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Gum or periodontal disease
Hi, It is very beautiful fall day today. What is gum disease? It is a very common disease caused by bacteria living in our mouth, around and over our teeth, below our gum and close to our bone surrounding our teeth. They eat the food we leave around our teeth
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Early Childhood Caries (ECC)
Happy Wednesday, Today we are going to talk about early childhood cavities. Some parents may ask why baby teeth are important. They are important because: 1) children use them for chewing, talking and let’s not forget cute smile. 2) If they develop cavities, they would hurt. If cavities are ignored,
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Halitosis or Bad Breath
Hi, The effect of bad breath in our social lives can be devastating. Here I will talk about its causes and its cures. %87 of the causes of bad breath is our mouth. In the morning, upon waking up, we might experience halitosis. It is because we have less saliva
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