Navigation Links
Health 'Bites': 8 Things You Didn't Know About Your Teeth

NEW YORK, Feb. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Oral health is often the window to your overall health. Evidence has supported the link between poor oral health and such conditions as stroke, premature birth and diabetes. Other conditions, such as HIV/AIDS and osteoporosis may show preliminary signs in your mouth, before other areas of the body are affected.  Also, some of your daily activities or habits can affect your oral health.  Therefore, it's wise to pay attention to your teeth and gums.

Brian Gold, D.D.S., Monticello, NY, and consultant to Majestic Drug Company, a leading provider of oral care products, provides this valuable insight into oral hygiene.

  1. Survey shows Americans unprepared for dental emergencies.  Although 72 percent of Americans have fillings, caps or crowns and one in six had a dental emergency during the past 12 months, most are not prepared to deal with a dental emergency, according to a recent survey conducted by Majestic Drug Company  It's wise to have a product such as Dentemp® O.S. on hand as a temporary repair for loose caps or lost fillings.  
  2. Bulimia and acid reflux can destroy tooth enamel.  Bulimics are often able to hide the disorder from others but not from their dentist.  Enamel erosion is a major sign of bulimic behavior.  And acid reflux, whereby stomach acid flows into the esophagus and mouth, can cause tooth and gum erosion.  
  3. Soda and citrus drink overuse can be caustic to tooth enamel. The average American drinks more than 53 gallons of soft drinks each year, more than any other beverage including milk, beer, coffee or water.  Phosphoric acid in soda and citric acid in citrus drinks can cause tooth enamel corrosion and the sugar can cause cavities.  
  4. Excessive chlorine in swimming pools can erode tooth enamel.  This can make your teeth more sensitive to heat and cold.
  5. Many people don't know they have bad breath.  Dr. Gold suggests this test: Using dental floss or a tongue scrapper, sniff either the floss or the scrapper.  If your mouth is clean, you won't have a telltale smell.  
  6. Infection and trauma can cause tooth enamel defects.  Nutritional deficiencies during infancy, antibiotic use such as tetracycline, high fever, and trauma can all lead to tooth enamel irregularities such as pitting.
  7. Eighty percent of Americans over the age of 35 have some form of gum disease.  It can range from simple gum inflammation, called gingivitis, to serious disease that results in damage to the bone.  
  8. One in four adults age 60 and older has lost all of his/her teeth. A good oral hygiene program should include twice daily brushing, flossing, eating a balanced diet, limiting between-meal snacks and regular visits to your dentist for professional cleaning and oral exams.  

For additional information, please go to .

SOURCE Majestic Drug Company



SOURCE Majestic Drug Company
Copyright©2010 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. For a Healthier, Cleaner Fitness Regimen - Venture Products Shock Athletic(TM) Mats and Interlocking Flooring
2. Binson's Home Health Care Centers Donates over $10,000 for Haiti Relief
3. Health & Sports: Former NBA Star John Salley Endorses STEMTech Stem Cell Nutrition Products
4. Say “I Love You” From Head to Toe with a Gift That's Healthy and Soothes Away Stress this Valentine's Day
5. Akron Institute of Herzing University Launches Its First Bachelors Degree Programs to Prepare Students for Even Greater Success in Business, Health Care and IT
6. Medical Imaging Northwest Completes Phase I of Its Healthcare IT Integration to Maintain Patient Care Improvements
7. CVS/pharmacy Begins Free Health Screenings in Communities Nationwide Through A Su Salud Program
8. Launches Unique Eco-friendly Seating for Health Care, Hospitality, Assisted Living Centers, and Home Use at Competitive Prices
9. Medibank Health Solutions: The New Name to Trust in Workplace Health
10. Virginia House Majority Leader Morgan Griffith Sponsors Legislation Enabling Mobile Solution for Health Care SALEM, Va.
11. Pioneering Hormone Therapist to Host Free Health Seminar
Post Your Comments:
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... PurhealthRX , a ... utilizing Purzorb™ technology. Applying the Purzorb™process to full spectrum CBD oil will revolutionize the ... a CBD form that can be easily incorporated into liquid products, while reducing costs ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... 2017 , ... The Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) of Somerset Hills is proud ... and unique items from across the nation, this holiday-themed event will raise funds and ... the VNA. The boutique will be open Saturday, November 4 (10:00 a.m. – ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... Software Development, has been awarded a contract by the Center for Medicare and ... aims to accelerate the enterprise use of Agile methodologies in a consistent and ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... 12, 2017 , ... Planet Fitness, one of the largest and fastest growing ... open a flagship location in Covington, LA at 401 N. U.S. Highway 190, in ... to Office Depot in the Holiday Square shopping center. Its location allows it to ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... Information about ... intend to develop to enable prevention of a major side effect of chemotherapy ... especially in pediatric patients. For cisplatin, hearing loss is FDA listed on-label as ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/12/2017)... Divoti USA will engrave and process all non-coated stainless ... FDA requirements, which stipulates new criteria regarding medical device manufacture and ... ID jewelry such as Medical ID Bracelets, can rest assured that ... the new FDA requirements . ... Divoti offers this dark mark fiber laser engraving process with ...
(Date:10/11/2017)... , Oct. 11, 2017  True Health, ... has amplified its effort during National Breast Cancer ... hereditary cancer risks. ... Clinical Oncology calculated that more than 10 million ... inherited mutations in BRCA1 or BRCA2 and have not ...
(Date:10/7/2017)... 2017   Provista, a proven leader in ... in purchasing power, today announced a new resource area ... Newsroom is the online home for case studies, ... bios, news releases, slideshows and events. ... of resources at their fingertips, viewers can also watch ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: