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Is Low Vitamin D the Culprit in Cavities?

Wednesday, July 15th, 2015

The Vitamin D Council recently posted an article about vitamin D’s impact on dental health in children. Dr. John Cannell writes:

“Severe early childhood caries (S-ECC), also known as bottle rot, is a syndrome characterized by severe decay in the teeth of infants or toddlers. S-ECC is commonly caused by a bacterial infection with Streptococcus mutans. Its prevalence is epidemic; in the US, the rate is highest in minorities, at times infecting over 70 percent of minority children. The disease process begins with the transmission of the bacteria to the child, usually from the mother… Subsequent cavities and surgery is common.”

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What are the Stages of Gum Disease?

Wednesday, July 15th, 2015

What is Gum Disease?
Gum disease is an inflammation of the gums that can progress to affect the bone that surrounds and supports your teeth. It is caused by the bacteria in plaque, a sticky, colorless film that constantly forms on your teeth. If not removed through daily brushingand flossing, plaque can build up and the bacteria infect not only your gums and teeth, but eventually the gum tissue and bone that support the teeth. This can cause them to become loose, fall out or have to be removed by a dentist.

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Routine Cleaning at the Dentist Saves 11-year-old Girl’s Life

Wednesday, July 15th, 2015

EDMOND, Okla. — A routine cleaning at the dentist likely saved an 11-year-old girl’s life.

Hygienist Rachel Stroble was cleaning Journee Woodard’s teeth when she noticed something odd.

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Your Jaw: Incredible Force + Amazing Precision

Wednesday, July 15th, 2015

EVER WONDERED HOW THE PRESSURE of the human bite stacks up against the bone-crushing pressure of a hyena bite? We may not have the power some creatures have—but the complexity and precision of the human bite is simply remarkable.

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Hormonal Changes Affect Women’s Oral Heath

Wednesday, July 15th, 2015

HORMONAL CHANGES CAN AFFECT nearly every part of our bodies—including the mouth and gums. They can even affect your orthodontic treatment.

If you, or someone you love, is experiencing sore, swollen, extra pink or bleeding gums it may be a result of such changes. Studies show that changing hormones particularly affect women’s periodontal health.

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Is Low Vitamin D the Culprit in Cavities?
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Routine Cleaning at the Dentist Saves 11-year-old Girl’s Life