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Dental health and Diabetes

As science advances, we’re learning more about how oral health is connected to our overall physical health. One such way is in how the health of our teeth and gums is indicative of the onset of diabetes. Research has found that poor oral health can present early warning signs of the development of diabetes, as well as showing that diabetes also affects the health of your gums and teeth.   Diabetes and Oral Health are Interrelated If diabetes runs in your family, you should already be aware that you may develop the illness as well. Early warning signs that you may
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Vitamins And Minerals Your Smile Needs

Most people know that you should brush your teeth at least twice a day and floss daily in order to maintain good oral hygiene. Of course, both of those steps are essential but there are other things that can be just as important for your smile, like taking certain vitamins and minerals.   1. The Most Important Mineral Is Calcium Many parents are aware that this mineral is necessary for their kids bone health. However, adults need to maintain healthy calcium levels as well. Calcium does help to fortify your bones but it also strengthens tooth enamel directly. That means
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3 Tricks to Make Healthy Eating Easier

If you’re trying to take control of your eating habits, you know it can be a challenge. A hectic schedule, little time to cook, and even certain food allergies and intolerances can present obstacles when it comes to consuming a balanced diet. Luckily, there are some healthy eating tricks you can start using today to make it easier to eat foods that will benefit your body. 1.Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and if you make sure your morning meal is filled with protein, you’ll be less hungry throughout the day. This means you’re less likely to
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Can Your Teeth Get Sunburned?

Getting sunburned teeth may seem a bit far fetched, but as strange as it sounds, it is possible for the sun to damage your teeth. Sunburnt teeth probably aren’t on your summer bucket list, so it’s important to understand how your teeth can get sunburned and what you can do to prevent it.   How Likely is Sunburning Your Teeth? Since your teeth don’t have any skin, they won’t actually get sunburnt; however, the sun can cause damage if you expose your teeth to it for too long. Although it is possible to damage your teeth with the sun, it’s
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Dental Tips for Camping

  Summer Time Adventures! With summer upon you, it’s no surprise that one of the activities that you can’t wait to experience is camping. There’s nothing quite as rejuvenating as reconnecting with nature. However, dental health when camping should never be sacrificed just because you want to rough it up in the wild for a few days. In fact, skipping a few days of brushing can actually be detrimental to your health. As such, you may want to first have yourself a thorough cleaning from your dentist before you head off to the woods. After that, you may want to
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Canker Sores and Effective Home Remedies

  Understanding Canker Sores “Canker sores” refer to tiny ulcers that emerge on top of the mouth’s soft tissues. They sometimes emerge on the foundation of the gums as well. These lesions tend to cause significant pain in affected persons. They often are seen below the tongue, on the interior of the lips or on the interior of the cheeks. People aren’t 100 percent certain about the reasons behind the development of these sores. They’re often believed to be linked to a number of different components, though. Subtle mouth trauma may be to blame. If you brush your teeth in
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Importance of ADA seal

If you, or someone you know, is in need of dental work, choosing an ADA (American Dental Association) recognized practice is paramount, especially if you’re in need of specialty dentistry, which extends to maxillofacial surgery, periodontics, prosthodontics, orthodontics, and other dental disciplines. The same also holds true for over-the-counter dental products.   IMPORTANCE OF AN ADA SEAL Although many of us have seen the ADA seal on a variety of over-the-counter products like toothbrushes, floss, and toothpaste, many may not be familiar with its denotation. So, what is an ADA seal, exactly? Let’s face it when it comes to maintaining
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Is Your Bad Breath Serious?

That Embarrassing Stench Whether you’ve just woken up or eaten a particularly flavorful meal, you may suddenly find people making a few faces at you whenever you talk. It could very well be that you have a case of bad breath. This can sometimes be an embarrassing situation to find yourself in, especially if it’s on a first date. However, it could also be a sign that something isn’t quite right in your body. This article will discuss what causes bad breath and what it could mean for your health. The Mouth And Food Obviously, when you consume food, the
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Are you seeing your dentist often enough?

A brilliant smile rarely happens on accident. It requires a good oral hygiene routine that includes flossing, brushing, and rinsing your teeth. An important part of maintaining good oral health is visiting your dentist regularly. But some might ask, how often should I visit the dentist?   Health Factors That Determine How Often You Should Visit the Dentist At Lowry Dental, we pride ourselves on being a family run and family oriented dental clinic. For this reason, we understand the concerns that families have about the frequency they visit the dentist. Many are surprised to learn that the answer depends
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Tooth Pain: When is it serious?

Cavities are the most common problems in dental patients. The second most common are toothaches that are signs of bacterial infections. Using alcohol or painkillers to drown out tooth pain simply doesn’t fix anything, and baking soda only works on minor pain. There are ways to tell if your aching is minor or serious and requires professional dental services.   When the Pain Is Normal It’s rare for any kind of pain to be normal. It’s usually the sign of a tooth infection that could worsen very quickly. But with a toothache, you cannot rush to the dentist at the
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