Monthly Archives: April 2011

Oral Health Through Pregnancy

Prenatal Follow these steps for a healthy mouth. * Have a Dental Checkup. Get your teeth cleaned and checked. Be sure to get any needed dental work done. The germs that cause cavities can be passed on to your baby … Continue reading

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Pregnancy Prenatal Care and Oral Health

Can Oral Health Have an Effect on Pregnancy? Growing evidence suggests a link between gum disease and premature, underweight births. Pregnant women who have gum disease may be more likely to have a baby that is born too early and … Continue reading

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Flouride Treatments and Supplements

What Is It? Fluoride is a naturally occurring element that strengthens teeth. In doing this, it can help to prevent tooth decay. Experts say the best way to prevent tooth decay is to use several sources of fluoride. Fluoride is … Continue reading

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Fluorosis

What Is It? Your permanent teeth form under your gums in the jawbone during early childhood. They appear in your mouth after the primary or “baby” teeth are lost. The crowns of nearly all of the permanent teeth are fully … Continue reading

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Bottled Water and Fluoride

If I drink bottled water, am I getting enough fluoride? If bottled water is your primary source of drinking water, you may not be getting enough fluoride. While fluoride is added to public water supplies in much of the U.S. … Continue reading

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Adults and Fluoride

Can adults benefit from fluoride? New research shows that everyone can benefit from fluoride. Experts used to think that fluoride worked mainly by strengthening teeth while they were still developing. This meant that children were the focus of fluoridation efforts. … Continue reading

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Fluoride And Your Teeth

Fluoride’s Importance to the Teeth Enamel, the outer layer of the crown of a tooth, is made of closely packed mineral crystals. Every day, minerals are lost and gained from inside the enamel crystals. Losing minerals is called demineralization. Gaining … Continue reading

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What is Fluoride?

What is Fluoride? Fluoride is a natural mineral found throughout the earth’s crust and widely distributed in nature. Some foods and water supplies contain fluoride. Fluoride is often added to drinking water to help reduce tooth decay. In the 1930s, … Continue reading

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Dental Patients Should Alert Dentists About Heart Conditions

To safeguard your health, it’s important to let your dentist know if you have a heart condition or have recently had heart surgery before you have any dental treatments. Any time there is bleeding in the mouth, oral bacteria can … Continue reading

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Heart Disease and Gum Disease

Is There a Link Between Gum Disease and Heart Disease? Overall the data indicates that chronic gum disease may contribute to the development of heart disease, the nation’s leading cause of death in both men and women. How does this … Continue reading

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