Posts Tagged ‘gum disease’

Eating Disorders and Dental Health

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Eating disorders affect some 30 million people across the U.S. today, and they can be the cause of serious health issues including dental problems.   When it comes to recovery, early detection and management of eating disorders are crucial for overall mental and physical well-being. But if there’s been damage to the teeth, it’s possible to…

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Common Myths about Gum Disease and How You Can Prevent It

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Gum disease typically refers to gingivitis and periodontitis, which are gum infections that are both characterized by bleeding and swollen gums. Although gum disease is quite common, there are a number of myths about it that people often fall victim to believing, and this can increase your chances of developing gingivitis and periodontitis. To help…

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What Smoking & Tobacco Do to Your Dental Health

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We all know that smoking can affect your lungs and mouth, leading to diseases such as cancer. But did you know that long-term smoking will also do a number on your mouth, tongue, teeth, and gums? Smoking not only stains your teeth, but it also can lead to gum disease and tooth loss. Smokers have…

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Bad Breath Can Be an Indicator of Gum Disease

Have you ever shied away from talking to a colleague or even friend because you can smell their bad breath? Bad breath happens to us all on occasion, such as in the mornings or after a spicy meal, and it’s quite normal. However, if you have persistent bad breath, this could be a sign of…

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