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By Blog Owner 19 Oct, 2017
As the holiday season approaches avoiding the not so healthy sweets and treats is often hard to do, but here are some tips to avoid the cavities that can potentially come with certain foods and beverages.

Timing matters
Most everything someone consumes is fine in moderation, but the high sugar foods can be less of a risk to your oral heath if enjoyed shortly after or with meals. This is due to the increase of saliva production during a meal. This saliva then cancels out the bacteria and particles caused by the sweets.

Be picky if it's sticky
When choosing which foods can be healthiest for our nutritional well being we tend to think of fruit as being a health option. Many times people reach for dried fruits as a healthy and delicious snack without considering it's sticky factor. These dried fruits can actually be the cause of some oral cavities, because they tend to stick around a little longer, literally. Be sure to rinse your mouth out if you tend to reach for this snack often.

Limit your alcohol intake
During this time of the year the sweet and tasty drinks such as egg nog tends to be the choice of the season. Unfortunately these types of drinks can often dry out your mouth causing oral problems in your future. If you choose to partake, be sure to wash them down with a glass of water after.

Take it easy on the hard candies
Candies in general are not the best for your teeth, but hard candies in particular can cause issues due to the large amount of sugars in them. These hard candies also tend to be a hazard because they can break and chip teeth, causing the loss of enamel. Another food that puts your teeth at risk for these chips are nuts, so be careful with those as well.

Watch out for starchy foods
A food that we tend to not think of as a harmful consumption for your teeth is starchy foods. These foods can end up between your teeth and staying there until they are flossed out. Be cautious with how long you decide to go without flossing.

You can still have fun
Sometimes it is hard to do your best when choosing what to eat and what to avoid during this tempting season. Although there are foods to try and avoid, there is still a lot that won't risk your oral health. Choosing lean proteins such as lean beef or fish and switching up your diet can do wonders to your overall health. Whole grains and fat-free or low-fat dairy foods can also be a better choice for your teeth. There are several ways of enjoying the holidays and having a healthy smile at the same time.



To find out more click:  http://www.mouthhealthy.org/en/holiday-foods
By Blog Owner 13 Oct, 2017
In today's market of dental products there is a wide variety to choose from. Knowing just what will suit your specific needs will allow for a healthy and comfortable experience when it comes to your daily mouth cleaning procedures.

Toothbrushes
There are many styles, sizes, shapes, and even bristles to choose from. Deciding which one will work best for your mouth can be overwhelming when checking out the toothbrush isle. Here are some tips to guide you to the best toothbrush to fit your needs:

  • Dental professionals tend to recommend a soft-bristle brush, because it preforms the best when tackling plaque and other debris from the teeth and gums. Along with the soft bristles, having small-headed brush can maneuver best when fitting into small crevices and reaching the back of the mouth which can be hard-to-reach.
  • Although the smaller the brush, the easier it can be to reach certain areas of the mouth, choose whatever size or style that is most comfortable for your mouth shape. 
  • Choosing a powered toothbrush can be a great option for those who are struggling to use the proper amount of force when brushing their teeth. This kind of toothbrush also allows someone with limited hand coordination to do a better job at brushing.
  • An important aspect to remember which is often overlooked, is the fact that a toothbrush wears out and gets old. Try to replace your toothbrush when wear becomes apparent or three months have past, whichever happens first. 
  • Along with importance of choosing the right toothbrush for yourself, choosing the right toothbrush for your child is also an important factor to consider. Choosing the wrong kind of brush can potentially have negative consequences on the gums and overall mouth care. As an infant they should have a very small toothbrush and as the child grows, choosing a brush that is small and can fit properly and comfortably inside their mouth is important. 

Toothpastes
Figuring out which kind of toothpaste you should use can seem confusing with the many comparative toothpastes that advertise enamel strength, whitening, cavity prevention, etc. Many of these toothpastes that advertise such offerings are great, but making sure your toothpaste selection includes fluoride is important. Unless you're allergic or your dentist suggests otherwise, choosing fluoride as an ingredient in your toothpaste will save your teeth from tooth decay, cavities, and sensitivity.

Mouthwashes and Mouth Rinses
Mouthwash and mouth rinse can sound very similar in comparison, but the actual ingredients that goes into them make them two completely different products. Mouthwashes are an anti-bacterial wash that can effectively control the amount of plaque and bad breath germs that consist in the mouth. Mouth rinse is what contains fluoride. Fluoride is what coats the teeth to strengthen them and prevent cavities and decay. Be weary that some mouthwashes contain alcohol as an ingredient. This is not a good substance for children to have in their wash. Always check the label for warnings and ingredients to avoid, to prevent your child from coming in contact with something that could be harmful.

Floss
Flossing is an important part of keeping good oral heath, but unfortunately it is one of the biggest overlooked daily regimens out there. Reminding yourself and your children to floss daily will be one of the best preventative measures against debris and other unwanted substances between the teeth. Like toothbrushes, floss also comes in many different types to choose from. It is available to different styles, flavors, and sizes which can determine what kind of floss you would prefer. For those with little mobile dexterity there are floss holder options which allows the user to better reach far back teeth and angles.

Water Irrigation Devices
Water irrigation devices can be a very helpful tool when it comes to removing particles in and between the teeth. Although this tool isn't mandatory it can be a great device for those having trouble with excess pressure on and around the gums. It can eliminate gingivitis, bleeding, and plaque. This tool can also be helpful for those with certain orthodontic appliances such as braces.

Don't be overwhelmed next time you go to choose a dental product. Reflect on your personal needs and decide what will be the best fit for your overall oral health.

To learn more about selecting dental products click the link here: http://www.colgate.com/en/us/oc/oral-health/basics/selecting-dental-products
By Blog Owner 29 Sep, 2017
Heart disease is the biggest reason for deaths among men and women in the U.S. This disease has taken over 600,000 lives each year and is continuing to be the number one reason why people are cautious when determining their heart health. Research has brought light to the connection between this deadly disease and gum health.

The connection between the two shows an outstanding increase of heart attacks. According to the Karolinska University Hospital there is a 28% risk of heat attacks due to those affected with gum disease.

This finding of whether one causes the other to result is not a yet a fact but rather a warning to suggest a strong connection between the two. Some of the risk factors that are involved coincide with one another. These risk factors are said to include poor nutrition, diabetes, and smoking. Periodontal disease is also said to be the reason behind inflammation that then causes the condition.

Prevention is the best medicine

Having healthy day to day habits can greatly decrease the chances of developing these diseases. If one or more of these diseases are already apparent, these healthy habits can lower the amount of impact they have.

  • Brushing and flossing the teeth. It is important to remove plaque and bacteria from the mouth. By brushing and flossing twice a day the risk of such diseases goes down.
  • Having a health diet. By choosing good nutrition and lowering the amount of starches and sugars will have positive effects on the overall health of the body. 
  • Quitting smoking. Smoking habits are a big factor when it comes to the state of the gums and the heart. Eliminating this from the everyday routine can greatly decrease the chance of having gum and heart conditions down the road.



To find more information on the topic click the link:  https://www.deltadentalins.com/oral_health/heart.html
By Blog Owner 21 Sep, 2017
Many studies have shown that cardiovascular disease affects heart and or blood vessels. In the United States more than 50 million people experience cardiovascular problems and cardiovascular disease and has found to be the number one cause of death or disability. Typically by the time heart problems are found, the problem is quite advanced. Prevention through the modification of risk factors, such as a healthy diet, exercise, and not smoking is key to reducing the chances of heart disease.

Recent studies have shown that periodontitis may be associated with the development of cardiovascular disease, also known as heart disease. There have been several theories developed regarding the connection between periodontitis and cardiovascular disease. One theory being that the inflammatory proteins and the bacteria in the periodontal tissue enter the blood stream and cause various effects on the cardiovascular system. A study behind this theory was done in which several hundred subjects were tested. After this study, investigators concluded that an increased level of blood vessel thickening was associated with the presence of the same bacteria found in dental plaque known to cause periodontitis.

Many aspects of a persons health should be considered when assessing ones periodontal status and coming up with a treatment plan. For people at risk of developing or people with pre-existing cardiovascular disease, some critical factors to consider may include how severe the disease is; the duration of the disease; the presence of other medical conditions; and the presence of coexisting risk factors for periodontal diseases.

Reducing bacteria and eliminating bio-film above and below the gum line are essential to oral and overall health. This can be accomplished with traditional scaling and root planing in addition to excellent oral care at home. Oral hygiene instructions are an important part of the treatment plan for all patients, particularly for high-risk patients, such as those with cardiovascular disease.

For more questions regarding the relation of periodontal disease to heart disease, check out:  http://www.colgate.com/en/us/oc/oral-health/conditions/heart-disease/article/periodontal-disease-and-cardiovascular-disease  
By Blog Owner 08 Sep, 2017
Throughout life oral hygiene is important for one's overall health no matter what age they're at. Over the years dental care routines might change depending on one's specific needs, but proper mouth care will always be important. Whether one has pearly whites or missing teeth here and there, the mouth should still be cared for.

Fluoride Is Still Important
Fluoride is taken first as a young child to prevent cavities and other kinds of decay that can naturally form in one's mouth. As someone ages these fluoride habits shouldn't subside, but stay consistent day to day. Those who are 50 or over are at an increased risk for developing such formations in the mouth. The use of fluoride combined with brushing and flossing twice a day can be the ultimate aid against cavities and other harmful mouth conditions.

Watch Out for Dry Mouth
Dry mouth can be a common issue in those who are older. Although age isn't necessarily the only reason for developing dry mouth, it is something to watch for as one climbs to their fifties. Certain medications or a chronic condition can increase someone's risk for dry mouth. On top of cavities dry mouth can affect someone's lifestyle greatly. It can harm someone's dentures and even cause chafing between the gums and the dentures themselves.

Figuring out the cause of this dry mouth is key. For example, if it caused by a certain medication, just adjusting the dosage might be the fix one is looking for to rid of this irritating symptom.

Caring for Your Dentures
Tooth loss can happen at any age, but even more so in those who are older. If one is in this group of people and using dentures as an aid, it is just as important to learn how to take care of their dentures as it is with any part of their mouth. Brushing should continue with the use of dentures. It is also important is make sure the toothpaste that is being used is specifically made for the dentures. Proper hygiene of the mouth, like brushing the gums and tongue is important to maintain an area free of bad bacteria and any sort of food partials before returning the dentures to their place in the mouth. Partial dentures can be a great choice for those who still have some teeth. In this case flossing between implants as well as brushing is highly important to make sure nothing is obstructing the denture placement. This also keeps harmful bacteria from becoming rampant. A dentist can give specific direction for how to take care of the different kinds of dentures.

Don't Forget about Gum Disease
No matter how many teeth are inside one's mouth, gum disease can always be a concern to someone at any age, but it is even more apparent in those who are 50 plus. Although gum disease is something someone older should be wary of, it doesn't have to inflict someone just because they are aging. Keeping up with proper mouth hygiene and making regular visits to a dentist can prevent it and treat it if it starts to form.

A mouth that is healthy is important at any age. Making sure daily habits are up to par, regular dentist visits are made, and tweaking certain routines as one ages will be the key to a happy and health smile.


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By Blog Owner 17 Aug, 2017
Pregnancy affects nearly every aspect of a woman's life, which includes her oral health. Although there are many changes during the time of pregnancy, however, it is incredibly important to take care of your mouth during these nine months. This article will help to explain issues women face especially when pregnant.

Pregnancy Gingivitis
Most women who are pregnant notice changes regarding there gums during this time. Some women notice that their gums look redder and bleed when they brush their teeth. And some women have severe swelling and bleeding. This condition tends to peak around the eighth month of being pregnant. To minimize the effects of pregnancy gingivitis, it is crucial to practice good oral hygiene such as brushing twice a day for at least two minutes each time, flossing every day, and using an antimicrobial mouth rinse can help to control gum inflammation. Some dentists suggest using rinses that doesn't contain any alcohol, however, it is not clear whether alcohol-based rinses have a negative effect on pregnancy.

Tooth Erosion
Women who experience severe morning sickness during pregnancy can often times notice the back of the front of their teeth losing enamel. Frequent vomiting can erode the enamel on your teeth, so it is important not to brush right away after you vomit, since the acid in your mouth will only help erode the teeth as you brush. Before brushing, try to rinse with a mixture of baking soda and water, or a commercial rinse designed to reduce the acid level of your mouth.

Dry Mouth
Many pregnant women complain about dry mout. Dry mouth can be less severe by drinking plenty of water and by using sugarless hard candies or gum to stimulate saliva secretion to help keep the mouth moist.

Excessive Saliva
Although this is less common during pregnancy, women sometimes feel as though they have too much saliva in their mouths. This condition is more likely to occur during the early stages of pregnancy. This condition should lessen after the end of the first trimester.

If you’re already brushing twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste and cleaning between your teeth once a day, keep up the good work! If not, there’s no better time to start. Poor oral health habits during pregnancy have been associated with premature delivery, intrauterine growth restriction, gestational diabetes and preeclampsia. Talk to your dentist about your routine and if you should make any changes. If you have any questions regarding your oral health during pregnancy, or would like to schedule an appointment, you are welcome to book an appointment with us by calling (802) 427-3235. Stop by our dentist office and Dr. Scott Bedell and the rest of the team at Scott T. Bedell Dental Associates PC will give you the information and treatment you need!

For more information on this article, check out:
http://www.colgate.com/en/us/oc/oral-health/life-stages/oral-care-during-pregnancy/article/how-pregn...
By Blog Owner 10 Aug, 2017
While brushing, flossing, diet, and dentists all have a significant impact on your oral health, research is beginning to show that genetics can also play a role in your oral health.

Here are a few tips about genetics and your oral health:

  • The risks for oral health disorders, such as sleep apnea, can be significantly be amplified due to genetics. However, even if you are genetically predisposed to a disorder or disease, it does not inevitably mean you will get it.

  • Known dental issues such as cavities and gum disease do come with certain genetic markers, but suffering from either rests much more on your lifestyle and oral hygiene habits than your genetics do. So whether your genes predict that your will be more likely to get cavities or gum disease, make sure to continue taking care of your teeth by brushing twice a day and flossing. 

  • Although genetics can enhance your chance for oral health issues such as tooth decay and gum disease, at this current time, there are no systems completely capable of correctly predicting your risk for developing them. This information should eventually allow dentists to use your medical history to help tailor a dental care plan that is specific to your needs. 

If you notice signs of an oral health disorder, we will strive to treat it. At our office located in Lyndonville, Vermont; we remain committed to your oral health. You are welcome to book an appointment with us by calling (802) 427-3235. Stop by our dentist office and Dr. Scott Bedell and the rest of the team at Scott T. Bedell Dental Associates PC will give you the treatment you need!
By Blog Owner 03 Aug, 2017
On your first visit to see a dentist, they will ask you about your health history. On follow-up visits, if your health status has changed make sure to talk with your dentist about it. Here is what to expect during most trips to your dentist.

A Thorough Cleaning
Checkups almost always include a cleaning, this will be done by either your dentist or a dental hygienist. Using special instruments, a dental hygienist will scrape below the gum line, removing built-up plaque and tartar that can cause gum disease, cavities, bad breath or other problems. Your dentist or hygienist will also most likely polish and floss your teeth.

A Full Dental Examination
Your dentist will perform a thorough examination of your teeth, gums and mouth. They will look for signs of disease or other problems. His or her goal is to help maintain your good oral health and to prevent problems from becoming serious, by identifying and treating these issues as soon as possible.

X-Rays
Depending on your age, risks of disease and symptoms, your dentist may recommend getting X-rays. X-rays can diagnose problems that would go unnoticed, such as damage to jawbones, impacted teeth, abscesses, cysts or tumors, as well as decay between the teeth. A modern dental office uses machines that emit virtually no radiation — no more than you would receive from a day in the sun or a weekend watching TV. As a precaution, your dentist will have you wear a lead apron when having an X-ray. If you are pregnant, inform your dentist, as X-rays should only be taken in emergency situations. Your dentist may ask for a Panoramic X-ray, or Panorex. This type of film provides a complete view of your upper and lower jaw in a single picture. Panorex images help the dentist understand your bite and the relationship between the different teeth and your arch.

If you have any questions regarding what to expect during your visit to the dentist, give us a call at (802) 427-3235

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By Blog Owner 27 Jul, 2017
There is no question that more children than not prefer to eat unhealthy food that is filled with sugar and other unhealthy ingredients. It is job as parents to make sure that we are providing our children good food filled with appropriate nutrients. Although most schools are trying hard to upgrade their lunch programs and offer the best food they can. But not every school cafeteria provides appealing, healthy lunch choices.

Here are 5 tips to give your kids a lunch makeover that even their dentist will approve of.

1. Say No to Applesauce:
Although cups of applesauce are practical, it is loaded with natural and added sugars that promote cavities.

2. Choose Real Fruit:
Fruit snacks and fruit leathers are popular among kids, but not definitely not for their dentists. These snacks are filled with sugar and encourage plaque build-up. Giving your child real fruit helps to limit the amount foods with a lot of sugar added that your child intakes.

3. Plain Milk is Best:
Milk is a wonderful source of calcium, however; flavored options, such as chocolate or strawberry milk contain added sugars that can cause decay. If your child doesn't like milk, string cheese is another great dairy option.

4. Skip the Starchy Snacks:
Salty such as pretzels, chips or crackers may seem okay for teeth because they’re low in sugar, however, simple starches such as these snacks listed above can be just as bad as sweets, if not worse. These snacks break down into a sticky goo that coats your teeth and causes cavities.

5. Choose Colorful Vegetables:
There is much evidence that kids are more likely to eat snacks that look appealing. The different colors in each vegetable feature different vitamins and minerals. Red and orange veggies are usually high in vitamin C which is good for gums, while leafy green vegetables are good sources of calcium which is good for building strong teeth.

For more information about this article, check out: https://www.deltadentalins.com/oral_health/5-ways-to-pack-your-kids-a-healthier-lunch.html
By Blog Owner 20 Jul, 2017
Wish you had a close to perfect smile? It's no surprise that a bright, white smile can make you appear more attractive. According to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, 96 percent of respondents surveyed believe an attractive smile makes a person more appealing.

Good dental health goes far beyond looks, as your gums affect your overall health. By following these steps, you’ll be taking important strides for the rest of your body, too.

Here are 7 dental health steps to creating a better smile and better overall health.

Step 1: Brush Regularly (Twice a day)
Brushing regularly helps to remove food particles and bacteria in your mouth. It also helps to freshen your breath and clean your teeth. 

Step 2: Floss Daily
Flossing helps to remove the bacteria from in between your teeth that your toothbrush cannot reach. This helps to prevent gum disease.

Step 3: Make Regular Visits to Your Dentist
Visit your dentist at least twice a year for thorough dental cleanings. Your dentist can spot the early signs of gum disease, and is more easily treated when caught in the beginning stages.

Step 4: Eat a Healthy Diet
Make sure to eat a lot of healthy foods, especially dairy and other calcium- rich foods. Calcium helps to maintain strong bones and teeth, and the vitamin C in citrus fruits boosts gum health.

Step 5: Don't Smoke or Use Smokeless Tobacco
People who smoke are four times more likely than nonsmokers to have gum disease, according to a study by the Journal of Periodontology.

Step 6: Whiten Your Teeth
While the benefits are solely cosmetic, with today's products, whitening is an overall safe procedure that will not harm your teeth as long as the products are used as directed and you are under the care of a dentist.
Note: Talk with your dentist before undergoing any whitening procedure to make sure your teeth and gums are healthy.

Step 7: Consider Cosmetic Procedures
In the past several years, there have been great advances in cosmetic dentistry. It is now possible to fix most cosmetic problems pertaining to your teeth. 

Note: Cosmetic dentistry is not covered by insurance, and it can be costly. It's important to schedule a consultation with an experienced cosmetic dentist prior to undergoing any type of procedure.

For more information on this article, check out:  http://www.everydayhealth.com/dental-health/101/better-smile.aspx
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By Blog Owner 19 Oct, 2017
As the holiday season approaches avoiding the not so healthy sweets and treats is often hard to do, but here are some tips to avoid the cavities that can potentially come with certain foods and beverages.

Timing matters
Most everything someone consumes is fine in moderation, but the high sugar foods can be less of a risk to your oral heath if enjoyed shortly after or with meals. This is due to the increase of saliva production during a meal. This saliva then cancels out the bacteria and particles caused by the sweets.

Be picky if it's sticky
When choosing which foods can be healthiest for our nutritional well being we tend to think of fruit as being a health option. Many times people reach for dried fruits as a healthy and delicious snack without considering it's sticky factor. These dried fruits can actually be the cause of some oral cavities, because they tend to stick around a little longer, literally. Be sure to rinse your mouth out if you tend to reach for this snack often.

Limit your alcohol intake
During this time of the year the sweet and tasty drinks such as egg nog tends to be the choice of the season. Unfortunately these types of drinks can often dry out your mouth causing oral problems in your future. If you choose to partake, be sure to wash them down with a glass of water after.

Take it easy on the hard candies
Candies in general are not the best for your teeth, but hard candies in particular can cause issues due to the large amount of sugars in them. These hard candies also tend to be a hazard because they can break and chip teeth, causing the loss of enamel. Another food that puts your teeth at risk for these chips are nuts, so be careful with those as well.

Watch out for starchy foods
A food that we tend to not think of as a harmful consumption for your teeth is starchy foods. These foods can end up between your teeth and staying there until they are flossed out. Be cautious with how long you decide to go without flossing.

You can still have fun
Sometimes it is hard to do your best when choosing what to eat and what to avoid during this tempting season. Although there are foods to try and avoid, there is still a lot that won't risk your oral health. Choosing lean proteins such as lean beef or fish and switching up your diet can do wonders to your overall health. Whole grains and fat-free or low-fat dairy foods can also be a better choice for your teeth. There are several ways of enjoying the holidays and having a healthy smile at the same time.



To find out more click:  http://www.mouthhealthy.org/en/holiday-foods
By Blog Owner 13 Oct, 2017
In today's market of dental products there is a wide variety to choose from. Knowing just what will suit your specific needs will allow for a healthy and comfortable experience when it comes to your daily mouth cleaning procedures.

Toothbrushes
There are many styles, sizes, shapes, and even bristles to choose from. Deciding which one will work best for your mouth can be overwhelming when checking out the toothbrush isle. Here are some tips to guide you to the best toothbrush to fit your needs:

  • Dental professionals tend to recommend a soft-bristle brush, because it preforms the best when tackling plaque and other debris from the teeth and gums. Along with the soft bristles, having small-headed brush can maneuver best when fitting into small crevices and reaching the back of the mouth which can be hard-to-reach.
  • Although the smaller the brush, the easier it can be to reach certain areas of the mouth, choose whatever size or style that is most comfortable for your mouth shape. 
  • Choosing a powered toothbrush can be a great option for those who are struggling to use the proper amount of force when brushing their teeth. This kind of toothbrush also allows someone with limited hand coordination to do a better job at brushing.
  • An important aspect to remember which is often overlooked, is the fact that a toothbrush wears out and gets old. Try to replace your toothbrush when wear becomes apparent or three months have past, whichever happens first. 
  • Along with importance of choosing the right toothbrush for yourself, choosing the right toothbrush for your child is also an important factor to consider. Choosing the wrong kind of brush can potentially have negative consequences on the gums and overall mouth care. As an infant they should have a very small toothbrush and as the child grows, choosing a brush that is small and can fit properly and comfortably inside their mouth is important. 

Toothpastes
Figuring out which kind of toothpaste you should use can seem confusing with the many comparative toothpastes that advertise enamel strength, whitening, cavity prevention, etc. Many of these toothpastes that advertise such offerings are great, but making sure your toothpaste selection includes fluoride is important. Unless you're allergic or your dentist suggests otherwise, choosing fluoride as an ingredient in your toothpaste will save your teeth from tooth decay, cavities, and sensitivity.

Mouthwashes and Mouth Rinses
Mouthwash and mouth rinse can sound very similar in comparison, but the actual ingredients that goes into them make them two completely different products. Mouthwashes are an anti-bacterial wash that can effectively control the amount of plaque and bad breath germs that consist in the mouth. Mouth rinse is what contains fluoride. Fluoride is what coats the teeth to strengthen them and prevent cavities and decay. Be weary that some mouthwashes contain alcohol as an ingredient. This is not a good substance for children to have in their wash. Always check the label for warnings and ingredients to avoid, to prevent your child from coming in contact with something that could be harmful.

Floss
Flossing is an important part of keeping good oral heath, but unfortunately it is one of the biggest overlooked daily regimens out there. Reminding yourself and your children to floss daily will be one of the best preventative measures against debris and other unwanted substances between the teeth. Like toothbrushes, floss also comes in many different types to choose from. It is available to different styles, flavors, and sizes which can determine what kind of floss you would prefer. For those with little mobile dexterity there are floss holder options which allows the user to better reach far back teeth and angles.

Water Irrigation Devices
Water irrigation devices can be a very helpful tool when it comes to removing particles in and between the teeth. Although this tool isn't mandatory it can be a great device for those having trouble with excess pressure on and around the gums. It can eliminate gingivitis, bleeding, and plaque. This tool can also be helpful for those with certain orthodontic appliances such as braces.

Don't be overwhelmed next time you go to choose a dental product. Reflect on your personal needs and decide what will be the best fit for your overall oral health.

To learn more about selecting dental products click the link here: http://www.colgate.com/en/us/oc/oral-health/basics/selecting-dental-products
By Blog Owner 29 Sep, 2017
Heart disease is the biggest reason for deaths among men and women in the U.S. This disease has taken over 600,000 lives each year and is continuing to be the number one reason why people are cautious when determining their heart health. Research has brought light to the connection between this deadly disease and gum health.

The connection between the two shows an outstanding increase of heart attacks. According to the Karolinska University Hospital there is a 28% risk of heat attacks due to those affected with gum disease.

This finding of whether one causes the other to result is not a yet a fact but rather a warning to suggest a strong connection between the two. Some of the risk factors that are involved coincide with one another. These risk factors are said to include poor nutrition, diabetes, and smoking. Periodontal disease is also said to be the reason behind inflammation that then causes the condition.

Prevention is the best medicine

Having healthy day to day habits can greatly decrease the chances of developing these diseases. If one or more of these diseases are already apparent, these healthy habits can lower the amount of impact they have.

  • Brushing and flossing the teeth. It is important to remove plaque and bacteria from the mouth. By brushing and flossing twice a day the risk of such diseases goes down.
  • Having a health diet. By choosing good nutrition and lowering the amount of starches and sugars will have positive effects on the overall health of the body. 
  • Quitting smoking. Smoking habits are a big factor when it comes to the state of the gums and the heart. Eliminating this from the everyday routine can greatly decrease the chance of having gum and heart conditions down the road.



To find more information on the topic click the link:  https://www.deltadentalins.com/oral_health/heart.html
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