Antibiotics: Your Heart, Joints and Dental Procedures II - Dr. Charles Bell

by Dr. Charles Bell 10. October 2014 09:45
The current guidelines recommend the use the use of preventive antibiotics prior to certain dental procedures for people with: artificial heart valves history of infective endocarditis cardiac transplant that develops a heart valve problem the following congenital heart conditions: unrepair... [More]

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Antibiotics: Your Heart, Joints and Dental Procedures I - Dr. Charles Bell

by Dr. Charles Bell 3. October 2014 09:42
This is a topic that has caused a significant amount of confusion over the years, partly because of some misconceptions and partly because of some major changes to the guidelines over time. Before some dental treatments, patients who have certain heart conditions and those with artificial joints nee... [More]

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Mouthwashing moms less likely to have a preemie - Dr. Charles Bell

by Dr. Charles Bell 26. September 2014 09:26
I came across this article from Reuters Health by Kerry Grens and it shows a growing body of evidence that oral health in pregnant women is vital to the baby's health. Pregnant women with gum disease are known to have a significantly higher rate of premature births when compared to women with health... [More]

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20 Things That Can Ruin Your Smile… con’t - Dr. Charles Bell

by Dr. Charles Bell 19. September 2014 11:56
18. Overzealous Whitening: It is not clear whether constant bleaching erodes tooth enamel or not. In general it is felt that when done in sensible moderation, the enamel remineralizes its surface and does not experience any permanent damage. It can however cause increased tooth sensitivity when done... [More]

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20 Things That Can Ruin Your Smile… con’t - Dr. Charles Bell

by Dr. Charles Bell 12. September 2014 10:15
16. Not Flossing: Most people are fairly consistent with their brushing, but the same cannot be said about flossing. This is very unfortunate, because in reality they are of equal importance. Flossing is very important in terms of gum disease and preventing cavities from forming in between teeth. "F... [More]

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20 Things That Can Ruin Your Smile… con’t - Dr. Charles Bell

by Dr. Charles Bell 6. September 2014 08:51
14. Aging: This is definitely a hard one to avoid. But the often recited myth that tooth loss is inevitable as you get older is absolutely false. The real issue is oral disease not specifically aging. However aging does make you more susceptible to decay near old fillings and root surfaces now expos... [More]

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20 Things That Can Ruin Your Smile… con’t - Dr. Charles Bell

by Dr. Charles Bell 29. August 2014 09:46
12. Dieting: Vitamins and nutrients are essential not only for your overall wellness, but also your oral health. Restrictive diets and or poor diet can deprive you of the vitamins and nutrients necessary for a great smile. Halpern states "Poor nutrition can affect your entire immune system, increas... [More]

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20 Things That Can Ruin Your Smile… con’t - Dr. Charles Bell

by Dr. Charles Bell 22. August 2014 10:36
10. Puberty: Much like pregnancy the basis for this problem is the rise in hormones during puberty that can result in swollen gums that are more sensitive to the normal levels of bacteria in the mouth. This can lead to gum infections, gingivitis, and mouth sores, say Halpern. He also states "But ty... [More]

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20 Things That Can Ruin Your Smile… con’t - Dr. Charles Bell

by Dr. Charles Bell 15. August 2014 09:39
8. Teeth Grinding: "People who have otherwise healthy teeth and gums can clench so often and so hard that over time, they wear away their tooth's enamel, causing chipping and sensitivity," says Halpern. Teeth grinding also called bruxism can affect you jaw, cause pain in both the jaws and jaw joint,... [More]

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20 Things That Can Ruin Your Smile… con’t - Dr. Charles Bell

by Dr. Charles Bell 8. August 2014 09:35
6. Pregnancy: For something that is as natural as having a child, pregnancy can really have some profound health effects on your body. Academy of General Dentistry spokesperson Gigi Meinecke DDS states “Changes in hormone levels during pregnancy, particularly surges in estrogen and progesteron... [More]

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