Month: April 2012

Coke or Water?

April 24, 2012

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: Water 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated. In 37% of Americans the thirst mechanism is so weak it is often mistaken for hunger. Mild...

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9 Super Foods to Boost Your Oral Health

April 16, 2012

The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry has released the findings of an important study on the most health friendly foods. Here are some of the most important foods that help keep gums and teeth healthy: Basil - this herb helps reduce the bacteria film in the mouth and is also a natural antibiotic. Broccoli - keeps anti-acid film from forming on teeth, thus preventing dental erosion. Cheese - helps neutralize bacteria in the mouth, preventing...

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Gum Disease Therapy Denver and News on Plaque and Blood Clots

April 13, 2012

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 teeth. When these bacteria enter into the blood stream through bleeding gums they can create health issues such as...

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