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Millennials Beware: What Avoiding Dental Visits Can Actually Lead to

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A study by the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) indicates adults age 20-44, otherwise known as Millennials or Gen Y, are the segment with the highest percentage of untreated decay in their permanent teeth. This is because of the growing trend of self-diagnoses after researching symptoms on the internet. Further research into the matter indicated that adults age…

Teeth Grinding – Not Just a Regular Habit! Read to know more

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Most of us may have come across people who have a habit of grinding or clenching their teeth, when they seem to be anxious, upset, or even during their sleep. It might seem like a sign of anxiety at the worst and an irritating habit at the least. However, this seemingly simple habit can lead to complex oral health problems,…

A Parental Guide to Improving Children’s Oral Health This NCDHM

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This National Children’s Dental Health Month (NCDHM) Take an Oath for Your Child’s Oral Health February 2017 is National Children’s Dental Health Month and it brings together thousands of dental professionals, healthcare practitioners and dedicated educators to raise awareness about children’s oral health and the benefits of proper dental care. This year’s NCDHM campaign will promote the slogan “Choose Tap…

TMJ Disorders Can Expose Your Body to These Chronic Diseases

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The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) in your body is a hinge that connects your jaw to the temporal bones of your skull. This “hinge-joint” is not only made up of muscles and bones but nerves as well. In fact, 30-40% of your body’s nerve impulses run through this joint, making it the most important joint in your body. It lets you…

Forward Head Posture may be Linked to TMJ Disorder

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Forward head posture and TMJ

Jaw joints also known as temporomandibular joints (TMJ) are one of the most used joints in our body. Our daily actions like swallowing, yawning, talking, etc. make use of jaw joints. You can feel these joints by placing your fingers in front of your ear and move your jaw. Any problem associated with these joints is called TMJ disorder. Like…

Early Diagnosis of TMJ can Save You a Lot of Trouble

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Have you ever felt pain in your ear that is accompanied by an unusual of pain in your throat, that is different from when you have a cold or a sore throat? Are you experiencing abnormality in speech which refuses to go away even after consulting speech and hearing therapists? These symptoms are a sign that you might be suffering…

Pregnancy and Oral Health: Can You Afford to Ignore the Connection?

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While good dental health is important at any stage in life, it’s especially critical when you’re pregnant. Even when you’re busy preparing your body, home and life for the new arrival, you can’t afford to let your oral health slide! Let’s look at some of the dilemmas that expecting mothers face about pregnancy and teeth, and understand the link between…

Gum Disease Treatment Linked to Decline in Prostate Symptoms

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Are you aware of the link between gum disease and prostate health? Previous studies had found that oral health is linked to brain health, but recent research has also discovered the link between gum health and prostate health. This connection may not appear very obvious but you should not ignore it. Studies now revealed that treatment of gum disease can…

Strengthen Your Enamel Because It Won’t Grow Back

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Enamel is the covering on your teeth that protects them from decay. With time, this enamel undergoes wear and tear, which is normal. However, you may want to watch out for extra damage to this layer as unlike your bone, it cannot grow back and you can’t get it replaced either. So, the best you can do is take proper…

8 Reasons Why Your Gums Bleed and Their Solutions

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Bleeding gums are not normal, even when you have your teeth professionally cleaned. If your gums start bleeding when you floss or brush your teeth then you have periodontal disease, also known as gum disease. Gum disease is a contagious bacterial infection which destroys your gums and erodes your jawbone which can lead to tooth loss. 8 Reasons Why Your…