Archive for August, 2012

Tongue Cleaning and Oral Health

Friday, August 24th, 2012

Tongue cleaning is necessary, in addition to brushing and flossing in the morning before bed tea and also after dinner before retiring to bed, for a thorough dislodging of the plaque and mucus. Tongue cleaning is clinically proven to the single most effective way to reduce bad breath. Though, tongue cleaning alone does not kill the bacteria that cause bad breath that are breeding below the surface of a white tongue. It simply removes the gunk on the surface. This gunk is a food sources for anaerobic bacteria the cause of a white tongue.

How to Avoid Dental Fears?

Friday, August 17th, 2012

People often suffer from anxiety and fear to go to dentist. There may be many reasons for dental fear of pain during treatment, fear of the injection needle, fear of physical closeness with the dentist, etc. With dental fear, people neglect visiting a dentist for dental care which can lead to long-term serious health problems that may need expensive and lengthy surgery. Hence, it is necessary to avoid dental fear and get the right dental care from the right dentist. Getting nervous at a dental clinic is one of the main reasons why people hesitate to go for a routine dental check up. Studies have revealed that about one third of US population neglect minor dental problems due to dental fear. Fear is the basic human emotion to express his anxiety.

Control and Prevent Tooth Infection

Friday, August 10th, 2012

Tooth Infection is a deliberate and ongoing process resulting in dental cavities or dental caries. This tooth decay occurs when disease causing bacteria produce an acid which removes the top most layer of the tooth surface the enamel. This infection can go deeper in to the pulp chamber and results in tooth loss or it may even cause infections to wisdom tooth. Tooth infection can be easily disallowed by brushing the teeth properly and flossing regularly and by consulting a dentist by avoiding taking foods that are very high in sugar.

Fish Oil and Gum Disease

Friday, August 3rd, 2012

Gum disease or periodontitis is a condition that increases inflammation and risk of chronic disease and it cannot always be prevented with dental hygiene measures alone. Fish oil is a naturally occurring omega-3 fatty acid found in fish and other seafood. Cold water fish such as salmon are rich in omega-3 which is an essential fatty acid that has many health benefits. Information today indicates that fatty acids offer dental health benefits.