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Don’t Grind Your Teeth Away

How much sleep do you get each night? Did you know that it might affect your teeth? A recent Korean study found that sleeping too little or too much meant more tooth loss than among those who slept 6 to 8 hours nightly. It also meant more diabetes, hypertension, metabolic syndrome, and periodontitis. All of […]

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8 Dental Details That May Help You Avoid Heart Attack

Recently, we looked at a couple of studies highlighting the association between missing teeth and heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and death. Why should missing teeth be predictive of these other conditions? In a word, disease. Apart from accidents, disease in the teeth or gums is the main reason a person loses teeth. Oral infections may […]

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Missing Teeth Can Break Your Heart

It’s never fun to lose a tooth. Though extraction may relieve your pain, no one enjoys being at the end of all options. Losing a tooth is hard – really hard. The resulting gap can be unsightly. Your ability to chew food may change. Over time, your teeth may shift, drifting toward the empty space. […]

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A Role for Homeopathy in Treating Gum Disease

Homeopathy can be a big help in dentistry – a point underscored by research published earlier this year in the scientific journal Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice. The study involved two groups of patients with chronic periodontitis – severe, ongoing gum disease which, if left untreated, can ultimately lead to bone and tooth loss. Both […]

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