Archive for October, 2014

Up to 3,000 times the bacterial growth on hollow-head toothbrushes

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Solid-head power toothbrushes retain less bacteria compared to hollow-head toothbrushes, according to researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Dentistry.

The results of the study are published in the August issue of the Journal of Dental Hygiene. Lead author and professor at the UTHealth School of Dentistry, Donna Warren Morris, R.D.H., M.Ed., notes that microbial counts were lower in the solid-head ...

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Is it Worth it to Get Braces?

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Braces are something that many people will face in their lives. They can improve the way someone looks by helping to align their teeth along with many other health benefits. It is important to sit down and speak with your dentist about the different types of products and the different outcomes of braces for the best results.

Will They Help You?

Many people are unaware of the benefits they can receive from braces. If ...

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Beyond Teeth: What’s Inside Your Mouth

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Your mouth is made up of more than just teeth, so good oral health goes beyond simply brushing and flossing. In addition to your teeth, your mouth is made up of gums, oral mucosa, the upper and lower jaw, the tongue, salivary glands, the uvula, and the frenulum. All of these structures play an important role when it comes to good dental health and are routinely examined when you receive dental ...

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When Should You Visit Your Dentist

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Visiting your dentist once every six months at the least is very important. Routine cleanings are expected, but other more frequent visits are needed as well. It is very important to know the difference between a situation that can wait for the regular routine visit or having an emergency visit for something that should be treated immediately. Being able to tell will save you a lot of trouble for your teeth and ...

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Many People Deal With Severe Periodontitis

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Severe periodontitis was the sixth most prevalent condition in the world in 2010, according to a new study.

The information comes from the International and American Associations for Dental Research and is published in the OnlineFirst section of the IADR/AADR Journal of Dental Research. The goal of the study was to put all epidemiological data about severe periodontitis together and learn specific data regarding how the disease impacts country, ...

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Why The Dental X-Ray is Important.

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Thanks to an enormous selection of equipment like mouth mirrors, magnification, and intra-oral cameras, your dentist can see what is going on in the mouth. However, there still are many areas of the mouth that are hidden.

The hidden spaces inside the mouth are beneath fillings, inside tooth grooves, in between your teeth, the jawbone and under the gums. These areas are not able to be seen, even by using magnification or probing.

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What Causes Tooth Sensitivity?

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What Causes Tooth Sensitivity?

Tooth sensitivity is something that affects a number of people. It is often caused by eating or drinking something hot, cold, sweet or acidic. Under normal conditions, the underlying dentin of the tooth (the layer that immediately surrounds the nerve) is covered by the enamel in the tooth crown, and the gums that surround the tooth. Over time, the enamel covering can get thinner, thus ...

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