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A Low-Carb Diet Stops Periodontal Inflammation

Group of foods with Vitamin B5(PANTOTHENIC ACID) isolated on whiYou thought eating healthy was only important for your body, and overall health?

Research has shown that eating healthy food is the also the best cure for gum problems.

The study, “An Oral Health Optimized Diet Can Reduce Gingival and Periodontal Inflammation in Humans has shown that your diet has a profound impact on the condition of your gums.

Another good reason to eat your fruits and vegetables – the study has shown that the less carbs you eat, the less likely you are to have inflamed gums.

If you want to protect your gums, stay away from sugar, white grain flour, etc,  fatty acids,  and trans-fats.

Read the full article here.

Sports drinks may have adverse effects on teens’ dental health

Happy family on bikes in autumn park, having funHigh numbers of younger teenagers are risking tooth decay and obesity by regularly having high-sugar sport drinks.

– BBC News

A recent survey found that out of one hundred and sixty teenagers, almost 90% had consumed sports drinks, with half of them drinking these drinks at least twice a week.

Most sports drinks have high levels of sugars and acids – both of which can cause damage to the surfaces of teeth leading to tooth decay. Sugary drinks are also full of empty calories: full of energy, but lacking in nutrients, which can cause weight gain and possible obesity in later life.

Keep in mind that the healthiest drink to get you hydrated before, during, or after exercise is good old tap water.

For more information on the possible ramifications of sports drinks, read the full article here.

Sugar-free drinks can damage teeth

Did you know that it is not only the sugar in the drink that can ruin your teeth?

While it is true that sugar substitutes in drinks can help reduce tooth decay, the acid in the drink can strip away at tooth enamel, causing measurable damage to your teeth. [Read more…]

Get rid of bad breath

brushing teethEveryone has bad breath from time to time. In fact, for one in four adults it’s a regular problem.

You can avoid the shame and embarrassment of bad breath. Here are a few tips for fresher breath: [Read more…]

Tooth Loss Linked with Anxiety and Depression

Dentist Showing Tooth - Doctor & Medical Character ConceptLosing a tooth is a big deal! More than just affecting the way you look and eat, studies have shown that tooth loss can also lead to anxiety and depression.  [Read more…]

Can you extract teeth without cutting?

Cute cartoon tooth with thumb upMost children don’t look forward to their dentist appointments, especially if it’s time to have a tooth pulled. Even as adults, most of us can admit that tooth extractions are painful experiences, that we would all rather avoid.  [Read more…]

Beyond tooth decay: why good dental hygiene is important

my gums bleed - periodontal disease treatment in Newbury

Keeping on top of your oral health will help keep your gums healthy, prevent tooth decay and bad breath. Everyone knows that. But did you know that poor dental hygiene can at be the root of many serious illnesses? [Read more…]

Dental phobia patients benefit from talking therapy

Portrait of cheerful boy showing thumbs up gestureAre you kids afraid of the dentist? Do you know adults with dental phobia?

Recent research has shown that therapy can help you get over your fear of the dentist. [Read more…]

10 toothbrush mistakes and how to fix them

Most of us don’t give too much thought to brushing our teeth. We just do it.  But did you know that there is a right and wrong way to brush your teeth, and that sometimes brushing too much is bad for you? [Read more…]

How your oral health affects your overall wellness

3d dentist with a smiling tooth iconKeeping your mouth healthy keeps you healthy.

Researchers know there’s a synergic relationship between oral health and overall wellness.

In one large study, people without gum disease had 50% lower risk of a heart attack [Read more…]