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Treating gum disease may lessen the burden of heart disease, diabetes, other conditions

July 23, 2014

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Julie Corliss, Executive Editor, Harvard Heart Letter

Julie Corliss is the executive editor of the Harvard Heart Letter. Before working at Harvard, she was a medical writer and editor at HealthNews, a consumer newsletter affiliated with The New England Journal of Medicine. She … See Full Bio
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Plainfield Pediatric Dentistry
September 20, 2014

Gum disease too much harmful . If it suffers a kids that is more suffering subject for kids and their parents .

September 10, 2014

This is very useful for all of us.through this post all we know about healthy and gums free teeth.thank you for sharing it.

September 10, 2014

nice post

Manjitsingh Bhalla
September 3, 2014

Truly, many dental problems, if remained untreated on time, will perhaps find their ways with much worsen bodily problems like stomachache, heart disease, diabetes and many. Thus, dental treatments sought prior to its excruciating contamination towards other physical parts should be practiced.

Periodontal diseases, known as gum diseases are the real threat to oral and physical health. Need to be careful about tooth decay, gingivitis that may likely lead to gum diseases. Proper teeth cleaning, oral hygiene with frequent dental check-ups from dentist can alleviate risks of such dental problems. People suffering from cardiovascular disease, arthritis can have their oral health frequently screened; even the pregnant woman to better oral health for herself and her baby!

August 17, 2014

Wow you surely managed to scare me. I’m afraid enough of the dentist to keep my oral hygiene at it’s best, but gum problems being connected to the other body, now that is a shocker.

Joseph Brighton
August 11, 2014

Wow you surely managed to scare me. I’m afraid enough of the dentist to keep my oral hygiene at it’s best, but gum problems being connected to the other body, now that is a shocker.

August 2, 2014

Dental hygiene has been practiced 1450 years back by Prophet MUHAMMAD (pbuh) keenly and certain evidence were found that if it was not burden over his followers, he would have asked them to do tooth cleaning five times a day.

August 1, 2014

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Great article supporting to importance of healthy gums.

July 29, 2014

What would happen if I have been told I have periodontal disease, but I don’t have the funds to get treated for it and no insurance? What can I do? What will eventually happen? Is it just a matter of my teeth falling out?

August 2, 2014

What you can do would depend on the stage of your periodontal disease. If mild, you would experience inflamed gums and minor pain while flossing. Your teeth only begin to shake at very advanced stages and at this point it is usually an indication of bone loss and severe recession of the gum line. Bone loss is not reversible but surgery and antibiotic treatment can reduce the rate of loss. If you are in the early stages of periodontal disease, the effects can be controlled by a few visits to the dentist and, more importantly, thorough oral hygiene. Be consistent and regular with your flossing and in the early stages of management it may help to brush after every meal. You should also use an antimicrobial mouthwash or hydrogen peroxide; but the hydrogen peroxide should only be used for the short term. There is a growing body of research which suggests that H.peroxide may be potentially detrimental to cells in the pulp which limit degeneration of the enamel. So the short answer: brush and floss very regularly and use a good oral rinse to keep bacterial levels down but you may need to make the sacrifice and get some extra help from a dentist who may get you started with some antibiotic treatment. Hope this helps… good luck

July 24, 2014

It is said that the best time to brush your teeth is 3 minutes just after eating. Take care of our teeth and it is really a suffering to get sore teeth.

John Evans BA(sc)BA Hons
July 24, 2014

Brush your teeth directly after Any food
Fill a small bowl of water sit quietly in tv room or your bedroom do a deep clean on your teeth for about 7 miunutes clean and water only rinse

August 2, 2014

how exactly is this deep clean done? and a water only rinse is fine only if you have a perfectly healthy mouth. awkward advice buddy.

July 24, 2014

Nice article! We gotta keep our teeth healthy

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