Posts Tagged ‘dental plaque’
Is Periodontal Disease Reversible?
Periodontal disease is a common and often unpleasant disease ranging from its earliest form of gingivitis all the way to advanced chronic periodontitis. According to research evidence, it could also play a role in a whole host of seemingly unrelated health problems. Periodontal Disease is a slow, progressive disease that has the capability to destroy…Read More
Sugars And Tooth Decay
Diet plays a big role in the maintenance of our teeth and gums. Many people are unaware of what foods are bad for our dental health. Did you know that carbohydrates are really just sugars in disguise? Luckily, our oral bacteria is unable to properly break down complex carbohydrates. However, simple sugars (monosaccharides) and links…Read More
Is Oil Pulling Therapy Good For You?
Oil Pulling Therapy – is an ancient medicinal technique that involves swishing special oils in the mouth. It is mentioned in ancient literature describing oil pulling therapy as capable of both improving oral health and treating systemic diseases such as diabetes, sinus infection, or asthma. There is little to no scientific evidence backing these claims but there have been a…Read More
Orange Juice After Brushing?…Yuck!…But Why?
We have all experienced the dreaded foul taste associated with orange juice after brushing. Most adults are aware of this phenomenon but many kids have yet to experience the displeasure firsthand. The question arises, why does tooth brushing change our tastes so dramatically to be able to turn sweet orange juice into a bitter tasting…Read More
Did Cavemen Have Healthier Teeth?
Recent research has uncovered that humans from the stone age had healthier teeth than modern man. Even though dentistry was limited back then, it is believed that dietary factors helped stone age humans maintain their oral health. As man has evolved and industrialized our world it has changed many things including the way we eat.…Read More
What Causes Gingivitis?
Gingivitis is simply inflammation of the gum tissue in the mouth. It is a reversible, non-destructive form of periodontal disease. While there are many causes of gingivitis, the number one cause is poor dental hygiene. Gingivitis can develop as -a side effect to medication -surges in hormones -mouth breathing -dry mouth -poor nutrition -disease state…Read More