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Silver Mercury Fillings: The poison in your mouth

Tooth With Mercury Fillings You’d never intentionally pour chemicals into your mouth or ask for extra pesticides on your food, so why do so many Americans accept mercury fillings in their teeth? Mercury fillings, also known as silver fillings, are so dangerous that it seems inconceivable that any dentists would still use them to fill cavities Yet most adults in America have at least one mercury filling in their mouths By recognizing these fillings as the poison they really are, you can take steps to remove them from your mouth and safeguard your health What Are the Dangers of Mercury? These fillings contain about 50 percent mercury, this is a highly toxic element that Continue Reading

The Link Between Ailments and Root Canals

Root Canals You may not realize it, but there is a link between root canals and other ailments of the body When you have a root canal, harmful bacteria is left behind in the mouth Although root canals are often deemed safe by dentists and the American Dental Association, it is important to understand how they can affect your overall health The Mouth and the Body Consider that everything you put in your mouth affects your body The food you eat and beverages you drink are filtered through the mouth, to the stomach, and throughout your body from there The bacteria in your mouth is no different When you have harmful bacteria in Continue Reading

Are Your Silver Mercury Fillings Affecting Your Health?

Silver Mercury Fillings Do you have amalgam or “silver” fillings? Many people are unaware that these fillings actually contain about 50 percent mercury amongst other heavy metals Mercury can have a tremendous impact on your current overall health, your future health, and even the environment Here’s what you need to know about silver mercury fillings How They Affect Your Health Mercury poisoning is a very serious health condition, and it is entirely possible with silver mercury fillings Almost any kind of stimulation of the filling can release mercury into the body Eating, drinking, brushing, flossing, grinding the teeth, chewing gum, or anything else that touches the filling can release the mercury into your body Continue Reading

Smoking and Tobacco: How Is Your Dental Health at Risk

Say no to smoking If you are a smoker or tobacco user, you already know that tobacco use of any kind will stain your teeth But did you know that the problems with your dental health go far beyond what your teeth look like? Smoking and tobacco use can affect your dental health in a number of ways Gum Disease Gum disease is a bacterial infection of the gums, and it is a leading cause of tooth loss There are a lot of treatments available for gum disease, but they are less effective in smokers and tobacco users In fact, smoking can lower your body’s immune system so that Continue Reading

Travel Dental Tips

Travel Dental Tips When you are traveling for business or pleasure, it can be difficult to keep up with your usual daily routines It is important that you do not neglect your oral and dental health while you are away from home Here are some important tips to keep in mind What to Pack You want to make sure that you have everything you need in a dental emergency and while you are traveling about If you are traveling by car, you will likely only need one set of dental supplies If you are flying, you should carry an additional toothbrush, mouthwash, and floss in your carry-on bag, Continue Reading

How to Prevent Tooth Plaque

Dental Biofilm You have probably seen plaque fighting toothpaste or mouthwash, but do you really know what plaque is and why it is important to avoid? Plaque is a buildup of acid that is the result of foods high in carbohydrates being left on the teeth The bacteria found in the mouth thrive on foods such as milk, baked goods, or candy As the bacteria feeds on the residue left behind on teeth from these foods, it creates an acid that builds up and become plaque, which is actually a thin film on the surface of teeth Plaque buildup can lead to tooth decay and gum disease, so it Continue Reading

Can Chewing Gum Be Beneficial for Your Dental Health?

Person doing bubble Many people chew gum daily It is estimated that the average American chews over a pound of gum each year, but is chewing gum good or bad for your dental health? The answer lies in what type of gum you are chewing Here’s what you need to know Types of Chewing Gum There are different types of chewing gum, and not all of them are good for your dental health Gum that contains sugar is very bad for your oral health because it leaves a film of sugar on your teeth that can lead to plaque buildup or tooth decay The answer is to choose Continue Reading

Holistic Dental Hygiene Tips

Dental hygiene Many people today are looking for holistic or natural ways to improve their health Luckily, there are some very easy ways to incorporate holistic or natural habits into your dental hygiene routine Here are some of the best holistic dental hygiene tips Easy and Holistic Oral Health There are some things you can do for your oral health that are practical and require little effort Make sure that you brush your teeth twice a day at a 45-degree angle You can use a non-toxic, fluoride free all-natural toothpaste to brush your teeth You can clean your gums with an oral irrigator and be sure to use a chemical-free dental floss Getting Continue Reading

Why Is Dental Hygiene Important?

Smiling Woman Taking good care of your mouth, teeth and gums is a worthy goal in and of itself Good oral and dental hygiene can help prevent bad breath, tooth decay and gum disease—and can help you keep your teeth! Dental hygiene is very important for more reasons that just your appearance Oral health is linked to overall health in a number of ways, and it can directly affect your risk for other medical conditions and diseases Good dental health is a combination of proper daily maintenance (brushing and flossing) along with regular visits to your dental care professional The Connection Between Oral Health and Overall Health There is a definite connection between oral health Continue Reading

Do You Grind Your Teeth?

Woman holding a invisalign braces Teeth grinding, also called bruxism, is actually fairly common Most people grind their teeth or clench them from time to time This occasional teeth grinding is usually not a cause for concern However, when teeth grinding becomes a routine habit, it can cause a lot of damage to your oral health Here is what you need to know about grinding your teeth, how it affects you, and how to stop Discovering if You Grind Your Teeth You may be grinding your teeth awake or asleep without even realizing it There are some signs that you are grinding your teeth at night If you frequently wake up with a dull headache or Continue Reading

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