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How good is the waterpik for dental health?

How good is the waterpik for dental health?

Helpful adjunct...: The water pik can be part of the regimen to maintain good dental health. But it is not necessary to accomplish this, and if other techniques are not followed, it is not enough (see prior answers about good basic dental care). As for peroxide, would not use straight peroxide on any part of skin or mucous membrane or in mouth: too astringent. Perhaps diluted, or combined with baking soda, may be ok. ...Read more

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Dr. Hedi Kermani
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Dental Health (Definition)

Healthy non-swollen gums with no bleeding. No dental caries. No loose teeth, nor any missing teeth. No bone loss, with teeth in proper alignment providing good esthetics and proper function in speech, ...Read more


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When is the best time to chew gum for good dental health?

When is the best time to chew gum for good dental health?

Soon afer meals: Chewing sugarless - xylitol - gums would not only freshen your breath but also help reduce decay problems. But don't over do it and over work the tm joints and jaw muscles by constant gum chewing. If you already have jaw joint clicks or catching, you need to be even more careful with gum chewing. ...Read more

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Does good dental hygiene have an affect on cardiovascular health?

Does good dental hygiene have an affect on cardiovascular health?

Most likely: numerous studies have been and are being conducted to connect the two, but most researchers feel that there is a connection. google for articles and research ...Read more

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How do you get better dental health?

How do you get better dental health?

Regular dental check: Good dental health is one of the most important things you can do for general good health. We know, for example, that the risk of heart disease increases the poorer the dental state. Find a good general dentist, get the basic correction of problems--cavities, gum problems, etc; then have a good dental cleaning by a dental hygienist, and learn proper self-care. Hygienist will recommend next visit. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about dental health?

Follow these rules: 1. See dentist to make sure your mouth is optimally healthy. 2. Brush at least 2x/day for 2 full minutes by the clock. 3. Floss every day without fail. 4. Return to your dentist as often as recommended for routine maintenance. 5. If problems arise don't wait, call dentist immediately. ...Read more

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What is systemic dental health condition?

What is systemic dental health condition?

Almost any.: As much as we've tried, health care providers haven't been able (over the last 100 years) to separate oral health from systemic health. Research continues to point out how oral conditions affect the whole body & systemic conditions affect the mouth. Cardiovascular disease, diabetes, many different cancers, and health birth outcomes are all tied to a healthy mouth. Floss & see your dentist ;-). ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I could pay for my dental health?

Can you tell me how I could pay for my dental health?

Lots of ways.: You could save up ahead of time, purchase Dental Insurance, apply to a third party carrier such as Care Credit, ask Dentist if they offer extended terms, or borrow from financial institution . ...Read more

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What would happen if a diabetecs dental health is bad?

What would happen if a diabetecs dental  health is bad?

Lose your teeth: As a diabetic, your ability to heal is compromised. Add in poor dental hygiene/health and your oral cavity and all that is in it will suffer, often irreparably. Gum disease (periodontitis), bone loss, abscess formation, and tooth loss are all a greater risk for you. Optimum oral health is a priority. Set-up a 4 month recall program with your Dentist and see how you do.Good Luck. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: dental health?

What is the definition or description of: dental health?

No bleeding gums: Healthy non-swollen gums with no bleeding. No dental caries. No loose teeth, nor any missing teeth. No bone loss, with teeth in proper alignment providing good esthetics and proper function in speech, chewing, and lip support. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Wellness And Lifestyle (Definition)

Wellness and lifestyle refer to a person's daily life as a whole, as it relates ...Read more