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Regular dental visits may help prevent pneumonia, study shows.

Infectious Diseases Society of America News, 11/01/2016 That twice–yearly trip to the dentist could do more than keep teeth and gums healthy: It may decrease the risk of pneumonia by reducing bacteria in the mouth, suggests research presented at IDWeek...

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Should You Bother to Floss Your Teeth?

What recent research and our experts reveal about this dental-health practice By Sari Harrar October 13, 2016   Flossing isn't usually seen as an enjoyable activity. Fifty-five percent of Americans, in fact, would rather wash dishes, sit in traffic, wait in a checkout...

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3 Airplane Precautions for Pearly Whites.

JUNE 30, 2016  |   CAROLINE JACOBSON Travelers need to be organized—especially when it comes to teeth. So fasten your seatbelts and scan this safety card for your smile: 1. AIRPLANE WATER It’s dry at your cruising altitude. High altitudes call for hydration,...

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Chemicals in water bottles, food containers may permanently damage children’s teeth.

The chemicals in plastics and fungicides may hinder the growth of dental enamel, irreversibly weakening teeth. May 31, 2016   |   By European Society of Endocrinology   Chemicals commonly found in plastics and fungicides may be weakening children’s teeth by disrupting hormones...

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Sleeping with your mouth open damages teeth ‘as much as a fizzy drink before bed.

Dry mouth causes acid levels to rise, eroding teeth Breathing through mouth dries it out - removing protective effect of saliva  Saliva has natural ability to kill the bacteria in the mouth that produce acid As acid levels rise through the night,...

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How the Western Diet Has Changed the Human Face.

February 16, 2016 by Eirik   Most people know that children who grow up eating a processed, nutrient-poor diet are at increased risk of a wide range of medical problems, including obesity, type-2 diabetes, and hypertension. What is less known is...

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Study says sugar-free gum could provide savings to dental healthcare costs.

The NHS could save £8.2 million a year on dental treatments – the equivalent to 364,000 dental check-ups - if all 12 year olds across the UK chewed sugar free gum after eating or drinking, thanks to the role...

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Can COPD Make Gums Bleed?

Feb 12, 2016   |   Dava Stewart   Investigators looking at  the possible relationship between gum bleeding and respiratory health found there is a consistent but unexplained link. The study was conducted by Francisco Gomez Real of the Department of...

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Teens & Dental Care

Teens eat quick meals in the form of "nutrition" bars and fast food to stay alert and on schedule between school, extracurricular activities and part-time jobs. However, these habits can permanently damage oral and overall health. Teens should have...

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When To Avoid Dental Antibiotics.

At CJD we have been following the  guidelines as they are released.   http://www.consumerreports.org/drugs/dental-antibiotics/    

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