How You Can Keep Your Teeth Healthy

How You Can Keep Your Teeth Healthy

Kids can take charge of their teeth by taking these steps: • Brush at least twice a day after breakfast and before bedtime if you can, brush after lunch or after sweet snacks. Brushing properly breaks down plaque. • Brush all of your teeth not just the front ones, spend some time on the teeth…

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Rinsing

Vigorous rinsing of the mouth will aid in the removal of food debris and loosely adherent plaque. Although water rinsing does not remove attached plaque, it may help return the mouth to a neutral pH following the acid production that results from ingesting fermentable carbohydrates. Rinsing or use of an irrigator is also helpful for…

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Effects of Fluoride on Plaque and Bacterial Metabolism

Thus far, we have assumed that the cariostatic effects of fluoride are mediated through a chemical reaction between this ion and the outermost portion of the enamel surface. The preponderance of data supports this view. A growing body of information suggests, however, that the caries-preventive action of fluoride may also include an inhibitory effect on…

Gingivitis and Periodontitis

Facts about Gingivitis and Periodontitis

Although bacteria are the causative factor of the periodontal diseases, there are powerful influencing factors that can modify the course of the diseases such as (1) smoking, (2) genetic differences, (3) baseline severity of disease, (4) Presence of P. gingivalis, P. intermedia, and B. forsythus, and Actinobacillus actinomycetemcomitans, and (5) individual compliance with established standards…

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.…