Monthly Archives: February 2012

A Fit Body Helps Oral Health

In 2009, a study showed that 63.1% of adults in the U.S. were either overweight or obese, with 36.6% as overweight and 26.5% obese. It is widely known that being overweight puts a strain on the heart, joints, and one’s … Continue reading

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Be A Tooth KEEPER Statistic!

Statistics show that 69% of American adults ages 35 – 44 have lost at least one natural  tooth due to an accident, periodontal (gum) disease, or tooth decay. For those age 74 and over, 26% have lost ALL of their … Continue reading

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Dental Fears Are Rampant In U.S. Are You Ready To Kick Yours?

Despite revolutionary new dental techniques and technology that optimize comfort, fear of dentistry has stayed relatively constant over the past 50 years. It is ranked fourth among common fears and ninth among intense fears. Severe dental anxiety leading to avoidance … Continue reading

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Persistent Facial or Neck Pain May Be Easily Resolved

More than 15% of American adults suffer from chronic facial pain. Common symptoms include pain in or around the ear, jaw tenderness, clicking or popping noises when opening the mouth, or head or neck aches. In some instances, facial pain … Continue reading

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NC Statistics Show Oral Health Priorities Not Up To Par

Ahhh… North Carolina seems to have it all, from wide beaches to lush mountains to wooded land dotted by lakes or ribboned with streams. Yes, North Carolina has it all – except for desirable statistics when it comes to our … Continue reading

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SecondHand Smoke Ups NonSmokers Risk For Gum Disease

In 2004, the Surgeon General concluded that there was sufficient scientific evidence to show a relationship between tobacco and periodontal (gum) disease. As research  continued along these lines, exposure to secondhand smoke has been shown as an additional risk factor … Continue reading

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Indulge In Sweets With These Healthy Smile Tips

Valentine’s Day, Easter, Mother’s Day … so many holidays and so many goodies, with adults often indulging in sweet treats as much as children. Yet, it’s not necessarily an occasional indulgence that takes its worst toll on adult tooth enamel. … Continue reading

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When Cold Drinks Give Teeth Painful Jolts!

Gum recession is often caused by rigorous tooth brushing, which can expose the dentin in the neck of the tooth. However, there are also other causes to gum recession. Teeth have a protective coating of enamel that covers a porous … Continue reading

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Menstrual Cycle Affects Periodontal Health

According to findings published in the Journal of Periodontology, many women report increased inflammation and discomfort of the gums associated with their menstrual cycle. Symptoms include a slight burning sensation, bleeding with minor irritation, redness to the gums, oral ulcers … Continue reading

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