Tooth decay occurs from the buildup of plaque acids on your teeth. After eating a meal or snack, bacteria in your mouth start working (they’re especially fond of meals that contain carbohydrates and sugars) and break down leftover particles of food, which produces acids. The acids then combine with debris in the mouth to form […]
There seems to be an ongoing debate about the health hazards of soft drinks, but do you know all the facts? We all know that water is a much healthier alternative for your mouth, but what other health problems do soft drinks cause? We found some interesting statistics on water vs. coke… check them out:
Scientists in Ireland have been tackling an oral bacteria that is related to causing the formation of blood clots and endocarditis, an inflammation of the inside lining of the heart chambers and heart valves. The bacteria, streptococcus gordonii, is a normal inhabitant of the mouth and contributes to plaque that forms on the surface of […]
LOS ANGELES — An estimated 7 percent of American teens and adults carry the human papilloma virus in their mouths, an infection that puts them at heightened risk of developing cancer of the mouth and throat, researchers said Thursday.
Their study, the first to assess the prevalence of oral HPV infection in the U.S. population, may […]
Colds are a problem this time of year, and most of us are lucky to only suffer from one or two each winter. Here are 6 easy ways to prevent the sniffles.
1.Sleep: Sleep regulates the release of the hormone cortisol, which stimulates cells that boost the immune system, A well-tuned immune system is crucial for […]
You are what you eat? Maybe not, but you do feel what you eat. Research suggests that certain foods affect mood—for better or worse. Dietary changes can trigger chemical and physiological changes within the brain that alter our behavior and emotions. “Most people understand the link between what they eat and […]