ORAL HEALTH IN PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES

ORAL HEALTH IN PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES

■ Ahealthy mouth is important in maintaining quality of life for patients with disabilities. ■ The evidence is that there is significant unmet need in many people with disabilities and that the care offered does not always match that for other people. ■ Most oral disease is caused by: ● frequent dietary consumption of refined…

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Recommended daily water intake

Every day, we lose an average of 10 cups of water through a combination of breathing,urination,andfeceselimination.Thisamountmustbereplaceddailyor the body will be in a state of dehydration. At the very least, humans need a little over one quart of water each day just to replenish unavoidable losses in urine, feces, sweat, and expired air. Eight 8-oz. glasses…

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What Is Smokeless Tobacco?

Smokeless tobacco comes in several different forms and has many different names, including dip, chaw, nuff, plug, pinchand spit tobacco. It contains about 3,000 chemicals, 28 of which can cause cancer, and is every bit aaddictive as cigarette tobacco. One pinch or quid of smokeless tobacco contains the same amount of nicotine as 2.5 cigarettes.…

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Why Is Tobacco So Harmful?

You may have heard about some of the negative effects of tobacco, such as lung cancer, heart disease, and respiratory diseases, but tobacco use also has significant effects on your mouth and teeth that you may not know about. All formof tobacco can negatively affect your mouth. The tobacco in cigarettes, cigars, and pipecontains over…

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Fluoride Toothpaste Before Age 2

Parents should use a tiny smear of fluoride toothpaste to brush baby teeth twice daily as soon as they erupt, instead of waiting until children are older, according to new guidelines by the American Dental Association. That advice overturns the A.D.A.’s decades-old recommendation to start using a pea-size amount at 24 months. Once children are…

pregnancy gingivitus

pregnancy gingivitus

Pregnancy causes hormonal changes that increase your risk for developing oral health problems like gingivitis (inflammation of the gums) and periodontitis (gum disease). As a result of varying hormone levels, between 50%-70% of women will develop gingivitis sometime during their pregnancy — a condition called pregnancy gingivitis. The increased level of progesterone in pregnancy may…