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What does my oral health have to do with my heart health?

What does my oral health have to do with my heart health?

Periodontitis: Several studies have shown a correlation between periodontal disease and heart disease. https://www.perio.org/consumer/heart_disease http://www.webmd.com/oral-health/features/healthy-teeth-healthy-heart ...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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Binge and purge. Is this harmful to my oral health?

Binge and purge. Is this harmful to my oral health?

Eats away at teeth: The stomach acid that will come up as u purge will gradually dissolve the enamel on the backside of your teeth due to recurrent exposure. As they begin to rot away other oral issues will become more apparent. ...Read more

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Under what situations can oral sex be a health risk?

Under what situations can oral sex be a health risk?

Please clarify: There are two different risk profiles for oral sex and crow genders to discuss. What are your specific activities and with what gender? ...Read more

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Are there any health implications for performing oral sex? Is it healthy?

Potential for STD's: Oral sex has potential to transmit a number of sti's. Herpes simplex, hiv, hpv, gonorrhea, chlamydia, syphilis ; hepatitis can be spread via oral sex. ...Read more

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Me & my boyfriend are both virgins & have only done stuff with each other and don't have any health issues. we have oral sex sometimes, are we okay?

Me & my boyfriend are both virgins & have only done stuff with each other and don't have any health issues. we have oral sex sometimes, are we okay?

? Define okay ?: Two people who have never had sexual contact with anyone else are at no risk for commonly listed sexually transmitted diseases. They can spread other things through contact, including Herpes from a cold sores that date back to childhood, hepatitis, and other diseases that spread through close contact. ...Read more

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There is a myth thats going around stating that oral sex is good for a womans health. Is that true?

There is a myth thats going around stating that oral sex is good for a womans health. Is that true?

It is not true: Do not believe on every myth you hear about. Do some research and use your common sense and judgement. There was a small survey study- a very biased study- that probably where the myth is from. To me the study is a joke. Don't waste your time to hear about those myths out there- and the answer is no to your question. ...Read more

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Dental experts! what types of health issues can develop from engaging in oral sex?

Dental experts! what types of health issues can develop from engaging in oral sex?

You've been asking: You've been asking so many questions on a regular basis. I'm just curious whether or not you are in the healthcare field? Perhaps you should read some books on dentistry. Are there any dentists there that you could observe, assist or question? ...Read more

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During oral sex eating sperm of male or female is good for health?

During oral sex eating sperm of male or female is good for health?

Oral Sex: Oral sex is a very common and normal part of the human sexual experience. There are no health consequences to this practice in general. ...Read more

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What are the health risks having oral sex with someone who just found out they are positive for cancerous hpv, suggestions to get around it?

What are the health risks  having oral sex with someone who just found out they are positive for cancerous hpv,  suggestions to get around it?

Nothing immediately: HPV infection can be passed on between the sex partners but it is unpredictable.Even if you caught infection, the immune system would clear it up in >90% of the cases. You can be easily checked for this infection in a few years down the road, if you wanted to be sure that you have it or not. It is one of those infection with which more than half of the US population lives without any concern. ...Read more

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I use oil mixture of almond, spearmint, and peppermint as toothpaste and mouth wash. Is excessive use harmful for oral health? Thanks.

I use oil mixture of almond, spearmint, and peppermint as toothpaste and mouth wash. Is excessive use harmful for oral health? Thanks.

All : All the substances you named can cause allergies and adverse reactions in certain individuals. They are not designed to be used as toothpaste. Why reinvent the wheel? There are so many toothpaste to choose from. Look for an american dental association approved toothpaste and you will not go wrong. Established companies such as crest, and colgate spend enormous amount of time and money on research. They have a lot to lose is their toothpaste does not do the job. It is far more important to worry about proper brushing technique. ...Read more

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Is swallowing semen during oral sex harmful?

Is swallowing semen during oral sex harmful?

Not usually: Oral reception of ejaculate is not in any way harmful except when your partner has a disease. Like for any other sexual activity, knowing your partner is important. Any acitvity carries some degree of risk, particularly if the partner is a disease carrier or sufferer. ...Read more

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Wil oral sex be harmful after applying lignocaine 2% local cream on penis? What if I apply nd wash it away after 10 mins, will the effect of cream be vanished because of washing or it'll stay??

"Numbing" question: Lidocaine is used to desensitized an area of the skin which it will do in this case. If oral sex is done without washing it off, it will be pleasurable for you, but lip "numbing" for your partner. ...Read more

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Due to painful intercourse, we started enjoying oral sex and sometimes i intake semen. Is it harmful? I have joint pains also. Pl advise

Due to painful intercourse, we started enjoying oral sex and sometimes i intake semen.  Is it harmful?  I have joint pains also.  Pl advise

Probably OK...: Check with a urologist or gynecologist out to see if you got UTI or some forms of infections in vagina or pelvis. This can be done with good history, proper physical exam with inspection and palpation on ext genital and internal pelvic organ, plus adequate urinalysis from properly collected urine specimen. For the time being, practice healthy lifestyle regularly, and avoid obsession and... ...Read more

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I am worried about my oral health?

I am worried about my oral health?

As you should be...: More people should be concerned about their overall health,. And since dental problems don't cure themselves, please see a local dentist for an evaluation. This will put your mind at ease. ...Read more

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What are the common oral health problems?

Cavities, Gums top 2: Tooth decay affects more than one-fourth of U.S. Children aged 2–5 years and half of those aged 12–15 years. About half of all children and two-thirds of adolescents aged 12–19 years from lower-income families have had decay. Advanced gum disease affects 4%–12% of U.S. Adults. More than 7, 800 people, mostly older americans, die from oral and pharyngeal cancers each year. ...Read more

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What are some ways to improve oral health?

What are some ways to improve oral health?

See a dentist: See a dentist & get a baseline evaluation for the state of health you are in now. Build on that baseline & eliminate any advancing problems. Learn how to be preventative minded toward the health of your teeth & gums. Learn how to be an expert on cleaning your teeth at home. After all they are your teeth to keep for your lfetime. ...Read more

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Dr. Kayvon Javid
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Oral Health (Definition)

Oral health is a topic that includes recommendations for keeping teeth and gums clean and healthy. Examples include brushing, flossing, ...Read more