Archive for December, 2014

Research finds tooth enamel fast-track in humans

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Research has discovered a link between prenatal enamel growth rates in teeth and weaning in human babies.

The research found that incisor teeth grow quickly in the early stages of the second trimester of a baby’s development, while molars grow at a slower rate in the third trimester. This is so incisors are ready to erupt after birth, at approximately six months of age, when a ...

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How Important is Oral Hygiene To Overall Health?

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Not having good oral hygiene doesn’t just cause problems with your teeth and mouth, but can also lead to problems with your overall health including cardiovascular disease, pregnancy, and diabetes.  Read on to learn the link between oral hygiene and these diseases.

 

Mouth Health and Overall Health – The Missing Link

 

Scientists have attributed much research to the mouth/body connection and how oral hygiene affects disease of certain types.  Think about this: ...

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Salivary mucins play active role to fight cavities

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Salivary mucins, key components of mucus, actively protect the teeth from the cariogenic bacterium, Streptococcus mutans, according to research published ahead of print in Applied and Environmental Microbiology. The research suggests that bolstering native defenses might be a better way to fight dental caries than relying on exogenous materials, such as sealants and fluoride treatment, says first author Erica Shapiro Frenkel, of ...

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7 Habits of Highly Effective Dental Care

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Playing off the title of the famous Stephen Covey publication, this article will focus on maintaining optimal care for your Dental Hygeine by forming proven and successful habits.

 

Habit 1 – Brush At Least Twice Daily

 

If nothing else, remember that brushing your teeth with an ADA recommended toothbrush at least twice daily is the most effective habit for maintaining good dental hygiene.  It is recommended that you brush at least once ...

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Ancient dental plaque: A ‘whey’ into our milk drinking past?

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 We drink milk because it is good for us, but we rarely stop to think “Why?”

Archaeologists and geneticists have been puzzling this question since it was revealed that the mutations which enable adults to drink milk are under the strongest selection of any in the human genome.

These mutations cause the intestinal enzyme lactase — which digests lactose milk sugar during infancy — to continue ...

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Mysteries of the Mouth: The Hit New Oral Hygiene Musical

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In order to understand how to better your oral hygiene you must know what other parts of your mouth exist beyond teeth and how to care for them.  Read on to learn more about the mysteries of the mouth and how we compare it to a Broadway musical.

 

The Teeth – Stars of the Show

When you smile, your teeth are on full display, front and center.  Consider your teeth the stars ...

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Dental Implants

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Dental Implants

The purpose of dental implants is to restore missing teeth. Dental implants are usually made out of titanium. The procedure involves the implants being placed in the root of the tooth that is missing until it is fused into the bone of the tooth. Before the implant is placed, an incision in the gums is made. After the dental implant is inserted, the incision in the gums that was created is sewn up. After the procedure is finished, your ...

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Link discovered between prenatal enamel growth rates in teeth and weaning in human babies

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Forest Smiles – The Best Dentist in Lynchburg, VA

The research found that incisor teeth grow quickly in the early stages of the second trimester of a baby’s development, while molars grow at a slower rate in the third trimester. This is so incisors are ready to erupt after birth, at approximately six months of age, when a baby makes the transition from breast-feeding to weaning.

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