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A routine visit to my ADA dentist saved my life. I am a four-year survivor of oral cancer. I am married, 47 years old and the mother of two girls, ages 10 and 12. I am not a smoker or drinker, and have been in good health my entire life. In 2000, during a teeth cleaning, my dentist, Dr. Phillip Sacks in Woodland Hills, California, discovered precancerous white spots on my tongue.
Lemons are packed with nutrients such as vitamin C, calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, and fiber. When you are stressed out, overworked, and have not been getting enough sleep, the level of vitamin C in your system is going to rapidly deteriorate. It’s not just oranges that are full of this very important element, and if you are battling any kind of virus, you’ll notice the difference.
“Take care of your teeth,” they say, “and they’ll last a lifetime.” And, while we tend to know that “taking care of our teeth” entails brushing, flossing, eating well, and going to the dentist, we tend to ignore a lot of this wisdom. So, here are the top ten things (in no particular order) you might be doing right now that can do some serious harm to your mouth.
My patient — let’s call her Kim — came into the office with a problem: She was getting cavities all of a sudden. She had been my patient for over 20 years and never had a cavity before, but she was coming in for several fillings.
Green is a great color, one of our favorites, but it doesn’t look so good on your teeth! As you get ready to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, learn how green beer and tooth decay go together, plus ways to celebrate without sacrificing your smile.
You're brushing your teeth and notice a bit of pink when you spit out the toothpaste. You might notice some bleeding when you floss. Although the smallest amount of blood might not seem like a big deal, if your gums are bleeding consistently, you shouldn't ignore it. Bleeding gums can happen for a number of reasons, from gingivitis to a side effect of pregnancy. Changing your oral care routine can also make your gums bleed, at least at first. Here's what you can do if you do notice some bleeding.