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Best Foods, Worst Foods for Teeth

Preventive care is the best way to deal with dental health, and one of the best ways to do this is to include as part of a healthy diet, foods that benefit the teeth and to exclude those that, when eaten in excess, could harm the teeth. Matthew Messina, an Ohio-based dentist and spokesman for the American Dental Association recommends a guide of foods that can have a big impact on dental health. It includes strawberries, which contain malic acid, a natural whitener for tooth enamel. They can be used at home as teeth-whitening treatment, by simply crushing a strawberry, […]

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Smoking Leads to Postmenopausal Tooth Loss

Scientists reveal that postmenopausal who have a history of heavy smoking are more likely to lose teeth due to periodontal disease than those who never smoked. Chronic inflammation of the gum tissues surrounding the teeth (periodontal or gum disease) has been linked to other chronic diseases like cancer, heart disease and stroke. The recently published study was featured in the Journal of the American Dental Association and was done by researchers at the University at Buffalo. It involved more than 1,000 women who participated in the Buffalo OsteoPerio Study, as part of the Women’s Health Initiative, (WHI), the largest US […]

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Omega-3 for Dental Health

The team of Dr. Alison Coates, PhD, senior lecturer at the University of South Australia, has been studying the potential benefits of fish oil or long-chain omega-3 fatty acids for the treatment of periodontitis (inflammation of gum tissue around the teeth).  The main focus of research relative to dental and oral health was about fighting bacteria that caused gingivitis.  However, it was later found out that as the body tries to get rid of the bacteria, it likewise damages its own tissue, which then leads to periodontitis. According to Coates, low-grade inflammation plays a role in periodontitis and fish oil […]

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