The Beginnings of Bad Breath
Food you eat: Although garlic and coffee are two main offenders, other eats like onions and spicy food also can bring on bad breath. The odors of these foods enter your bloodstream and head right to your lungs, coming out with each exhale.
Food “trapped” in your mouth: We’re not talking about just a little spinach on your teeth. After a meal, any food particles that remain between your teeth, in your gums, or on your tongue can release their odor into your breath — which gets worse as that food decays. And without good care of your teeth and gums, this stuck food can set off a cascade of events leading to gum disease.
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“As the numbers of people with Alzheimer’s disease and other cognitive disabilities increase, scientists are investigating how these conditions may be related to oral health. After evaluating available research, the International and American Associations for Dental Research concluded that individuals with fewer than 20 teeth face a 26% greater risk of cognitive decline and 22% greater risk of dementia.
The researchers searched the MEDLINE, EMBASE, PsycoINFO, and Cochrane Library databases and identified 1,251 articles published between 1990 and 2014, choosing 10 for their systematic review and 8 for their meta-analysis. A pair of researchers reviewed and assessed the studies independently according to Strengthening the Reporting of Observational Studies in Epidemiology guidelines.”
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If so, be prepared — not for a lecture from your dentist — but for discovering that there is a host of new options to keep teeth healthy and beautiful.
Here are some of the newerdental care procedures and techniques that leading dentists are bringing into their practices.
Improving Dental Health: How High-Tech X-Rays Can Help
In some dental offices, digitized X-rays (think digital camera) are replacing traditional radiographs. Although digital X-rays have been on the market for several years, they have recently become more popular with dentists.
Digital X-rays are faster and more efficient than traditional radiographs. First, an electronic sensor or phosphor plate (instead of film) is placed in the patient’s mouth to capture the image. The digital image is then relayed or scanned to a computer, where it is available for viewing. The procedure is much faster than processing conventional film….
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