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Crowded Teeth: Causes and Consequences

Posted on February 26th, 2020 at 10:14 AM

When your teeth are crowded, they appear mounted or overlapped on each other. This is a very common problem that must be solved to achieve correct oral functionality as well as the correct dental aesthetics.

Ancient 'chewing gum' yields insights into people and bacteria of the past

Posted on February 19th, 2020 at 11:10 AM

Researchers from the University of Copenhagen have succeeded in extracting a complete human genome from a thousands-of-years old "chewing gum." According to the researchers, it is a new untapped source of ancient DNA.

Overbrushing: Watch out for too much of a good thing

Posted on February 11th, 2020 at 10:21 AM

Brushing regularly is considered vital for healthy teeth and gums, but dental experts warn that you can overdo a good thing. Known as “toothbrush abrasion,” overbrushing can lead to sensitive teeth and receding gums.

Gum disease doubles stroke risk, according to new study

Posted on February 3rd, 2020 at 3:42 PM

A new study has found that people with gum disease are around twice as likely to have a stroke.

Causes and treatment of gingivitis

Posted on January 27th, 2020 at 4:11 PM

Gingivitis is a non-destructive type of periodontal disease, but untreated gingivitis can progress to periodontitis. This is more serious and can eventually lead to loss of teeth.

Health Tip: Knocked Out Teeth

Posted on January 3rd, 2020 at 5:07 PM

More than 5 million teeth are knocked out every year in children and adults, says the American Association of Endodontists. But knocked out teeth don't have to be lost for good. Proper emergency action can save the tooth, so it can be replanted.

Is There A Link Between Obesity And Oral Health?

Posted on December 16th, 2019 at 5:12 PM

Around the world, obesity is becoming a topic of conversation at government level and in many countries is considered an epidemic. Furthermore, an alarming correlation between obesity and oral health has come to light, where there are clear signs of periodontal disease in those who have a BMI (body mass index) of more than 30. While there are some aspects of the study that make the findings somewhat unclear, such as how gender, age, smoking history, and genetics affect the findings, there are a number of reasons to consider a lifestyle change

Dentophobia: Managing a Child's Fear of the Dentist

Posted on December 3rd, 2019 at 10:20 AM

CHILDREN CAN HAVE MANY different fears. Depending on their age, they may have a fear of strangers, monsters under their bed or dogs; and, along with a fear of seeing the doctor, some fear going to the dentist.

First adult molars are 'living fossils' that hold a 'health record' dating back to the womb

Posted on November 20th, 2019 at 4:34 PM

Researchers at McMaster University have found that a person's first permanent molars carry a life-long record of health information dating back to the womb, storing vital information that can connect maternal health to a child's health, even hundreds of years later.

What Everyone Should Know About Tooth Decay

Posted on November 12th, 2019 at 11:34 AM

Can you name the most common disease in the world today? It isn’t cancer, heart disease or influenza. Throughout every continent, across every demographic and age bracket, the most prevalent disease is tooth decay. While it’s not generally life-threatening, tooth decay can lead to lost time on the job or at school, impose a financial burden on families and significantly affect a person’s quality of life.