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Dr. Kayvon Javid
536 doctors shared insights

Oral Health (Overview)

Oral health is a topic that includes recommendations for keeping teeth and gums clean and healthy. Examples include brushing, flossing, dental visits, fluoride, etc


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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. Kayvon Javid
536 doctors shared insights

Oral Health (Overview)

Oral health is a topic that includes recommendations for keeping teeth and gums clean and healthy. Examples include brushing, flossing, dental visits, fluoride, etc


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What is the oral health bible?

What is the oral health bible?

A book: The oral health bible is a book written by dr. Michael bonner a dentist. ...Read more

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Oral health (Tip)

Eat fresh foods in season, avoid processed foods, brush;floss, get reg dental care. ...See more

Dr. Peter Karsant Dr. Karsant
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Improving Oral Health (Checklist)

Keep sugars and sticky starches to a minimum
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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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So what should I buy for oral health?

So what should I buy for oral health?

Toothpaste!: Obviously a tooth brush, Fluoride toothpaste, Fluoride mouth wash and floss would be a good place to start..... ...Read more

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Dr. Charlene Sojico Dr. Sojico
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Oral health (Tip)

Do brush your teeth for two minutes do not forget o floss your teeth three times per day. ...See more

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What can I do for my baby's oral health?

What can I do for my baby's oral health?

Hygiene ,avoid habit: Other than the routine good brushing with children toothpaste, proper diet low in sugars and carbs you should avoid the baby bottle habit, pacifier and thumb sucking as soon as possible. These habits can result in abnormal pressures on the developing oral structures such as bone, erupting teeth, incorrect tongue movement. The negative effects can result in malocclusion or malpositioning of teeth. ...Read more

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What are ways to improve my oral health?

What are ways to improve my oral health?

Regular dental care: In addition to dr. Lockhart's answer, seeing a dentist regularly will help to avoid potential problems when they can be diagnosed early. Active decay in teeth can potentially become root canals or one may lose the tooth if not treated. Having regular hygiene visits can maintain a decline in periodontal health and bone loss, thereby helping you to keep your teeth for a lifetime. ...Read more

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Oral health (Tip)

Brush and floss regularly and eat healthy foods. Don't ignore your teeth... or they'll go away! ...See more

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Improving Nail Health (Checklist)

Cut the nails straight across
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Do not dig into the corners when cutting nails
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Avoid harsh chemicals
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What are the common oral health problems?

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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Why do I have to worry about oral health?

It is central: It is amazing how much oral health affects general health. E.G. Gingivitis (inflammation of gums) is caused by deficiency of coenzyme q10 an important "conditional" nutrient that affects all cells. Conditional means that it is normally synthesized in the body from other substances. If this mechanisme fails then it has to be obtaidned from diet. ...Read more

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Oral health (Tip)

Don't eat high sugar food. Avoid caffeine as much as possible. Smoking is the worst enemy. ...See more

Dr. Payam Rafat Dr. Rafat
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Improving Foot Health (Checklist)

Inspect your feet daily
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Dry well between the toes after shower or bath
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Avoid putting creams or ointments between your toes
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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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What is a fast way to improve oral health?

What is a fast way to improve oral health?

Floss Brush & Rinse: Flossing squeegees the plaque out from between the teeth. Proper brushing loosens plaque adhering to the exposed tooth surfaces. Once you have loosened all of these bacterial colonies, you want to rinse vigorously and spit them out. ...Read more

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Oral health (Tip)

Brush ; floss! there really is no short cut! ...See more

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Improving Heart Health (Checklist)

Find an activity you enjoy, and do it daily for at least 20 minutes
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Intensify workouts by doing max intensity for 2 min, every 5-10 min
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How is oral health impacted by one's diet?

How is oral health impacted by one's diet?

Substantially: Certain components of diet such as high sugar intake and citric acid of sodas combine with the oral bacteria to produce corrosive acids which etch enamel and cause both gingival inflammation and decay. BEST TO MINIMIZE THESE PRODUCTS AND GOOGLE INFO ON OTHERS AS WELL ...Read more

Dr. I. Jay Freedman Dr. Freedman
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Oral health (Tip)

If you are told by a dental professional that your third molars need removal, do it before age 30. ...See more

Dr. Adam Lewis Dr. Lewis
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Maintaining Vaginal Health (Checklist)

Wear clean, dry, breathable underwear
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Shower daily
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Do not wear a wet bathing suit after swimming for an extended period
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Maintain good nutrition to ensure good pH balance
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Why are cold drinks bad for your oral health?

Why are cold drinks bad for your oral health?

They aren't: Chewing the ice in the cold drinks is bad for your teeth, but cold liquids are not a risk. Sugar and acids in the drinks are bad , but the cold part is not an issue. However, if you have many metal fillings and/or root surfaces exposed, then you may cause trauma to the nerve in the tooth as the cold will be transmitted to it and irritate it. Sensitivity results. Good Luck. ...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