Month: November 2016

Why Good Oral Hygiene Is So Important

Good oral hygiene helps to prevent dental problems – mainly plaque and tartar (calculus), which are the main causes of gum disease and tooth decay, or dental caries. Good oral hygiene may also help to prevent or delay dental erosion. Dental plaque is a soft whitish deposit that forms on the surface of teeth. It …

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Combining Implants and Dentures for Total Tooth Replacement

Known as total tooth replacement, if you’ve lost all of your teeth we can fabricate an implant-supported full bridge or implant-supported full denture to replace them. Dental implants will be used to replace both your lost natural teeth and some of the tooth roots. As the most experienced specialists for dental implants in Littleton for …

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Oral Health of Seniors Declining

A recent briefing to congress in Washington, DC, titled “Oral Health in an Aging Nation: An Unmet Public Health Challenge”, focused on the importance of oral health in older Americans. Topics covered included the connection between oral health and systemic diseases, the economic and societal impact from the lack of access to services, and the …

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FDA Oral Health Warning about Homeopathic Teething Products

According to the American Dental Association, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning consumers that homeopathic teething products, such as tablets and gels, may pose a risk to infants and children. The FDA recommends that consumers stop using these products and dispose of any in their possession. Homeopathic teething tablets and gels are …

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Pregnant Women Should Brush Their Teeth More Often

Did you know that good oral hygiene and maintaining oral health also is vital for pregnant moms-to-be and her new baby? Recent research, published by the Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecological and Neonatal Nursing (JOGNN) , has established the importance of oral health during pregnancy. Because oral health is crucial to overall health, and because of …

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