Category: General Health

6 Habits That Help Prevent Tooth Decay

May 1, 2012

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 a sticky substance called plaque. Plaque tends to deposit on molars and near the gum line of teeth. Plaque acids build up...

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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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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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Study Finds 7% of Teens and Adults Carry HPV in Mouths

February 2, 2012

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 help health experts understand why rates of oropharyngeal cancer -- a type of head and neck cancer -- have skyrocketed...

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6 Natural Ways to Prevent a Cold

January 4, 2012

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 defending against the cold virus.Getting at least 7 hours of sleep a night is a great way to avoid the common cold. 2. Exercise: Research...

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Food and Mood - 6 Ways Your Diet Affects How You Feel

October 11, 2011

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 their physical health," says registered dietitian Elizabeth Somer, author of the 2010 book Eat Your Way to Happiness. "But the link...

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