Gum Disease

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How to Care for Sensitive Teeth

Tooth sensitivity is a common oral health issue that is often indicative of a larger problem. However, tooth sensitivity can also be its own issue, treatable through proper care. One of the best defenses against tooth sensitivity is a desensitizing toothpaste. Make sure to use a soft-bristled toothbrush and a toothpaste formulated for sensitive teeth …

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Men and Gum Disease

According to the American Academy of Periodontology, men account for 56.4% of all cases of gum disease. Research cited by the group suggests that this is a result of men being less likely to visit the dentist for routine cleanings and examinations. Routine cleanings and examinations are one of the most effective ways to protect …

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Good Oral Hygiene Tips

Patients in Bergenfield look to our experienced dentist for advice on good oral hygiene. Of course, good oral hygiene is the most important step in having a healthy mouth and avoiding problems like gum disease, and tooth loss. Good oral hygiene also plays an important role in preventing serious health issues such as infection, heart …

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Gum Disease and Pregnancy

Hormonal changes during pregnancy make gums more sensitive to the bacteria in plaque that can cause gum disease. Due to this, it is estimated that near 50% of expectant mothers will experience a mild form of gum disease – known as pregnancy gingivitis – at some point. Pregnancy gingivitis shows the same symptoms as other …

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Four Oral Health Issues that You can Easily Avoid

Most oral health issues can be avoided through a comprehensive daily care routine. Four of the easiest to prevent are: Cavities – tooth decay occurs when acids produced by bacteria in the mouth are left in place too long. The solution? Brush after every meal and snack. Gum disease – plaque and tartar below the …

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Gum Disease Increases Risks for Breast Cancer

The Women’s Health Initiative Observational Study was an eight-year study involving nearly 94,000 postmenopausal women. Of these, 73,737 were included in a sub-study on breast cancer. This study found that postmenopausal women with gum disease were at a higher risk for breast cancer – even in cases where no family history of the disease existed. …

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Can Blueberries Fight Gum Disease?

A new study from Université Laval in Canada has found that polyphenols in the lowland wild blueberry bush, Vaccinium angustifolium Ait., may help fight some of the main bacteria related to gum disease. Researchers found that polyphenols specific to this plant reduced the amount of certain bacteria in the gums while also helping to reduce …

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Don’t Forget to Floss

Fewer than 50 percent of Americans self-report flossing daily, even though flossing is known to be one of the most effective ways to prevent gum disease and tooth decay. One of the largest reasons people list for not flossing is that they simply forget. Forgetting to floss is, in a way, like forgetting to wash …

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