Archive for November 19, 2013

11/19/2013 Successful Self-Dentistry – White Teeth Naturally [ Dentist Denver]

Successful Self-Dentistry – White Teeth Naturally

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11/14/2013 Dental Health Sovereignty – A Six Step Dental Hygiene Strategy [Dentista Denver]

Dental Health Sovereignty – A Six Step Dental Hygiene Strategy

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11/11/2013 Green Tea’s Dental Benefits [Dentista Denver]

Green Tea’s Dental Benefits

By Kevin Getch

Green tea has been a popular beverage in Asian culture for many centuries, and has gradually grown in popularity over the last decade or so in the United States. Studies have supported its many benefits, but you may be surprised that one of those benefits involves your dental health.

Researchers believe that antimicrobial molecules inside green tea may help preserve your teeth. To get these benefits, though, you can’t add sugar to your tea.

Here is what the researchers have found:

– People between 40 and 64 years old who drank one cup of green tea a day were less likely to lose teeth.

– Drinking unsweetened coffee did not have a similar effect on keeping teeth.

The researchers believe that antimicrobial molecules called catechins in green tea, and to a lesser extent in oolong tea, provide the dental benefit.

“Green tea may have bacteriocidal effects, which would affect teeth, but only if you drink it without sugar,” said Alfredo Morabia of Columbia University in New York and editor of Preventive Medicine. Morabia wrote an editorial accompanying the new research.

“They also reported that drinking sweet coffee was actually deleterious,” he added. “Coffee alone had no problem, but sweet coffee would actually make you lose your teeth.”

Yasushi Koyama of the Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine and colleagues looked at over 25,000 Japanese men and women between 40 and 64 years old. They found that those men who drank at least one cup of tea every day were 19 percent less likely to have fewer than 20 teeth than those who did not drink green tea (32 is a full set of teeth if wisdom teeth are intact). Tea-drinking women were about 13 percent less likely to have less than 20 teeth.

Warm drinks wash out your mouth, which could be one reason for the benefits the researchers have found. But that alone is not unique to green tea, of course. And warm coffee, which also provides a mouth rinse, did not have the same benefit. This means something else is going on.

The most likely culprit is the catechins, which have been shown to kill mouth bacteria associated with tooth decay and gum disease.

“Previous research has indicated that regular consumption of green tea may lead to a lower instance of periodontal disease, a leading cause of tooth loss in adults,” said Samuel Low of the University of Florida College of Dentistry and President of the American Academy of Periodontology in a statement to Discovery News.

Periodontal disease is a chronic inflammatory disease that affects the gums and bone supporting your teeth. And, it’s not just something restricted to dental health. Periodonal disease has been associated with the progression of other diseases such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes.

“That is why it is so important to find simple ways to boost periodontal health, such as regularly drinking green tea — something already known to possess certain health-related benefits,” said Dr. David Cochran, DDS, PhD, Chair of the Department of Periodontics at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.

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11/4/2013 Benefits of Seeing a Dentist Regularly [Dentista Denver]

Dentist – Benefits of Seeing a Dentist Regularly

By Chris J. Phillips

From a very early age, we are taught the importance of regular brushing and flossing as a way to prevent cavities and keep teeth looking and feeling their best. Proper oral hygiene also involves visiting a dentist twice a year, which can be the best way to protect your teeth and gums. Dentists are able to get deep within the spaces that are difficult to reach through brushing and flossing alone. Furthermore, one of the main benefits of regular dental checkups includes early prevention of gum disease, tooth decay, and plaque buildup. Dentists may find signs of oral cancer or jaw problems early on, which can help you to treat them more effectively.

When you go visit the dentist for a routine checkup and cleaning, you can expect them to carefully examine your mouth, teeth and gums. The dental hygienist or other dental professionals will look for any of the first signs of gum disease, which could include bleeding or receding gums. They will also look for broken teeth, changes in your teeth’s position, tooth decay, and damage to tooth fillings. If there are any cavities, these can be filled during this visit to prevent the decay from setting in any further. In most cases, you will have dental X-rays taken, which will include a full image of your head, neck, bite, and jaw movement. Finally, your teeth will be polished, flossed, cleaned, and left feeling fresh and smooth.

For the prevention of future health problems, regular visits to the dentist are essential. Although having some level of bacteria inside the mouth is normal, and can be good, there are bad types of bacteria that need to be removed with these regular cleanings. Otherwise, the infection can spread to the rest of your body. This is particularly true for pregnant women, the elderly, and other high-risk groups of people. Gum disease can spread rapidly when left unchecked. These routine visits can also uncover signs of other symptoms such as vitamin deficiencies, diabetes, oral cancer, and osteoporosis.

Perhaps the biggest benefit of seeing your dentist on a regular basis, however, is that these dental checkups are the best way to prevent more serious health problems. By treating cavities early on, you can help prevent more complicated problems such as advanced tooth decay later. This can prevent expensive and painful procedures such as tooth extractions, root canals, dental implant surgery, or other more serious dental treatments.

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