How Can You Treat and Prevent Cut Gums

Your gums are sensitive, vulnerable, and exposed to lots of things that can result in cuts or lacerations. Biting on a sharp piece of food awkwardly, losing your grip on a toothbrush, flossing to vigorously, or an external trauma like a fall or impact can all cause a cut gum. Such injuries are usually not…

Healthy Teeth and Gums

The oral cavity is the “gateway” to the body, a place where both healthy nutrients, as well as malicious bacteria, may enter.  In this light, it is easy to see why oral hygiene is so important.  Maintaining healthy teeth and gums is vital in eating well as they facilitate the consumption of healthy all-natural foods. …

Gum Health

When your gums hurt, it can be hard to go about your day. Eating, drinking, or talking can become painful ordeals. Sometimes, gum pain and swelling can be caused by things such as canker sores, hormonal changes, brushing too vigorously or irritation by braces, dentures, or retainers. But swollen, bleeding, and painful gums can also…

Vitamin B: A Holistic Overview

Around 3 million cases of tooth decay are reported per year, often caused by excess bacteria, high sugar consumption and poor dental health habits. When decay goes untreated, cavities can form, increasing the odds of infection or tooth loss. But even if you do your best at brushing, flossing, visiting the dentist and eating healthy,…

Gum Health

Gum disease is a harmful condition that affects many adults, whether the damage is mild or severe. Gum disease, or Periodontitis as its formally known, is an infection of the soft tissue in the gums that surrounds the teeth. Research shows a link between gum disease and other health concerns including heart disease, pneumonia and…

Aside from the aesthetic implications of failing to care for your teeth and gums, poor oral health poses major threats for your entire wellbeing. Many common ailments and diseases are said to be linked to the oral cavity, including heart disease, diabetes, osteoporosis, obesity, lung conditions and rheumatoid arthritis. One study shows that people with serious…

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Sometimes, the urge to fall asleep trumps the nightly routine. Most of the time, however, missing your evening must-dos can be avoided. Hopping into bed at the same time every night is the best way to achieve a full eight hours of rest. Plus, maintaining a regular routine before your head hits the pillow forces…

Improve Oral Health at Home

Succumbing to the latest health trends might be part of your plight to achieve a fit physique, but do you select foods to help keep your mouth in tip-top shape? Much like overindulging in calories, failing to pay close attention to which foods impact teeth and gums is irresponsible. Consider the three following strategies for…

Gum Health

In the past, your dental professional might have warned you about gingivitis – or the mild form of gum disease that can usual be reversed by a more rigid home cleaning routine and regular office cleanings. In fact, many adults in the U.S. suffer from some form of gum disease or another, whether it be…

Last week, we explored how smoking cigarettes has recently been shown to alter the oral microbiome and increase the risk of developing tooth decay. This week, a new study has been published suggesting an even more fatal link between oral bacteria and health. According to a study presented at the American Association for Cancer Research annual meeting, changes in mouth bacteria have been linked to the development of pancreatic cancer.

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