Having Great Oral Health with the Foods You Eat

Foods That Help Oral Health Spring is arriving and with it comes many seasonal foods that promote good oral health. What you put into your body affects it in one way or another and here are some foods that you should be eating to help get great oral health. Firm and crunchy fruits or vegetables are excellent for teeth. As you bite into them and chew them they scrape plaque and help stimulate the gums. Apples, celery, broccoli, carrots, and pears are great choices and they are healthy for the rest of your body too. Sugar intake should always be
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Chronic Dry Mouth

Chronic Dry Mouth Xerostomia, also known as chronic dry mouth, affects about 30% of the population. It occurs when there is an absence of proper saliva production and usually there are underlying causes for this. Dry mouth is uncomfortable, can cause hoarseness, chronic bad breath, and chapped lips. There are many causes of dry mouth including over the counter medications, diabetes, HIV, anemia, rheumatoid arthritis, and several others. These tend to cause long-term dry mouth symptoms. However, short-term dry mouth can be caused by dehydration from a stomach virus, too much alcohol, or anxiety. If chronic dry mouth is left
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Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis and Decalcification Osteoporosis is a bone disease that causes bones throughout the body to demineralize and become porous. This puts individuals at a high risk of bone breaks and can cause healing these breaks to take even longer. Because our teeth are bones they can be affected by osteoporosis as well. Decalcification of teeth weakens them and makes them much more susceptible to tooth decay, fractures and chipping. It will make it harder to keep up with your oral health if you don’t first get your osteoporosis under control. A bone disease will often not manifest with any signs
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Aging and dental health

Aging And Dental Health Regardless of age or stage in life oral health is incredibly important to our body’s overall health. As our bodies age our tissue also begins to change. Older adults can be at a higher risk for gum disease, dry mouth, prosthetic tooth issues, loss of teeth, and diminished sense of taste. However, there are easy and simple ways to help cut these risks and keep your smile looking as healthy as ever. Always start with good oral hygiene. For genetic reasons some individuals may be more prone to tooth decay than others. Flossing, brushing, and eating
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