CategoryMouth/Dental Disorders

How to Reduce Wisdom Tooth Pain

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Have you ever wondered why babies cry so much? Well mainly it’s because they’re naked, confused and constantly sitting in their own number two… But sometimes it’s because their teeth are coming through. And actually, this can be a surprisingly painful process. This is something that becomes all-too clear once your wisdom teeth start to break through. When this begins, you can expect to suffer...

5 Every Day Habits That Are Bad for Your Teeth and Oral Health

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Taking care of your teeth and your oral hygiene is not simply a matter of brushing well and frequently. This is only four minutes of your day, and really what will dictate the health of your teeth much more is the way you spend the rest of your days in between those periods. And often looking after the health of your teeth is just as much about what you don’t do as it is about what you do...

5 Important Tips for Dental Surgery Aftercare

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Getting a tooth pulled is no-one’s idea of a fun time. It smarts, you bleed all over the chair and it leaves you with a life-time fear of dentists that won’t just go away. But unfortunately there’s more bad news… You’re not out of the woods yet! For a little while after having your tooth out you’re still going to be sore, you’re still going to be bleeding...

Nine Foods That Will Improve Your Oral Health

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Having the best possible oral health is not just about cleaning your teeth and using mouthwash/floss. While these are important ways to improve the appearance of your teeth and to reduce bacteria in your mouth, they are still only one part of the equation. Just as important, or even more important, is that you strengthen your health generally in order to make your teeth stronger and to help your...

Look After Your Teeth – And They Will Help Look After You in Life

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Keep smiling. Well, that’s not always easily done if cash is tight and the Medicaid allowance is on a short leash. You know your teeth and gums are suffering, but in America today getting them fixed to keep your oral health up to scratch tends to be the privilege of the wealthy. While mothers-to-be are encouraged to eat sensibly during pregnancy, and that means foods rich in calcium, getting the...

Treating Bruxism

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Grinding your teeth during the night is something that many people do in response to stress, though they may not even necessarily be aware of it. If you wake up regularly in the morning feeling like you haven’t gotten much sleep, with achy teeth or an achy jaw, or if you experience migraines and headaches – then tooth grinding may just be to blame. Obviously none of these symptoms are...

Treating Gum Disease May Improve Your Sex Life…

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An interesting new study from Turkey adds to growing evidence that there is an association between gum disease and erectile dysfunction. Erectile dysfunction (ED) is on the rise worldwide, even if the affected organs are not. The worldwide market for drugs to combat ED (such as Viagra, Cialis, Levitra, and others) long ago exceeded the 5 billion dollar per year mark. The average cost per dose of...

A New Tooth, Made to Order in Under an Hour

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Consider this scenario. You walk into your dentist’s office, complaining of a tooth that has become chipped and is unattractive, if not more prone to decay. He examines your mouth, determines that a dental crown is needed to cap the tooth and restore it to its desired state, and asks if you’d like it fixed…now. He inserts a tiny, high-tech camera into your mouth, takes a snapshot, and...

What to Do If You Have Sensitive Teeth

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If you suffer from sensitive teeth then this can be a highly frustrating and invasive problem. While this is by no means a serious issue and is nothing to worry about, it can nevertheless cause you a lot of discomfort and more importantly make it difficult to enjoy your meals. Sensitive teeth can be affected by a number of factors such as temperature and sugar content, and this means that many of...

A Connection Between Rheumatoid Arthritis and Gum Disease?

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Today I stumbled across some research that I just knew was going to be interpreted wrongly in the popular press. Sure enough, when I Googled the subject, I found a number of articles that inverted the findings of the study in such a way as to suggest that periodontal disease caused or was a risk factor for rheumatoid arthritis. The actual study actually said the opposite, that there was a strong...

Juliette Siegfried, MPH

Juliette Siegfried, MPH

Juliette Siegfried, MPH, has been involved in health communications since 1991. Shortly after obtaining her Master of Public Health degree, she began her career at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. Juliette now lives in Europe, where she launched ServingMed(.)com, a small medical writing and editing business for health professionals all over the world.

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