We have discussed numerous times the importance of caring for your teeth. The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends brushing two times a day, flossing daily, and attending six-month cleanings and checkups to help you maintain your teeth for a lifetime.
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Men Visit Dentist Prior to Job Searching
A recent online poll indicated that men don’t visit the dentist regularly. Nearly 45 percent of the men polled stated they don’t see the need; 30 percent said they are embarrassed or afraid; 18 percent said they don’t have time; and 5 percent don’t even have a regular dentist.
Tooth Pain and Sinuses
As spring quickly approaches, allergy suffers begin to complain of sinus problems. Under certain circumstances, people may feel as if they have a toothache when in actuality, they are experiencing a sinus infection. People struggle to differentiate a toothache from a sinus infection because sinus cavities are so close to upper teeth.
The Truth About Gum Disease
The American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) estimates that three out of four Americans have some sort of gum disease. Despite this high number, only three percent of those suffering from gum disease will seek treatment. Since studies have shown that gum disease is linked to potentially life-threatening diseases, like diabetes, heart disease, certain forms of cancer, maintaining healthy teeth and gums is essential.
Vegetarians May be Prone to Tooth Decay
With obesity in America on the rise, many people are trying new diets, and many are becoming vegetarians. As with all dieters, vegetarians run the risk of taking in insufficient nutrients essential for healthy teeth.
Stressed out in Livonia?
Approximately 20 percent of adults clench or grind their teeth to extent of causing permanent tooth or jaw damage. Teeth grinding may be a sign of too much stress, TMJ disorder, or other underlying conditions. While it’s important to address the core cause of teeth grinding, there are a few things you can start doing right now, even before you visit my office.
Is it possible that a vaccine could make cavities a thing of the past? Right now, the answer is no! However, there could be hope in the future. I’m Dr. James Stewart, a Livonia dentist, and I would like to see an end to cavities and tooth decay.
Healthy Foods for a Healthy Mouth
They always say that you are what you eat! In today’s health conscious society, people concentrate on healthy foods to help them lose weight. But shouldn’t we also concentrate on the health of our teeth as well?
Vitamin D Deficiency and Periodontal Disease
What is the best way to obtain proper Vitamin D levels?
Research shows that the best way to obtain Vitamin D is from 10 to 15 minutes of sunshine at least two times a week on the face, arms, hands, or back. People who live in states with minimal sunshine should eat eggs, milk, sardines, and tuna. You can also take Vitamin D supplements, but be sure to consult your physician prior to taking any supplement or medication.
Timely Tidbits for Presidents’ Day
The third Monday in February represents the combined birthday celebration of our first and sixteen presidents, George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, along with recognizing all former presidents. Lincoln’s birthday is February 12th, and Washington’s Birthday is February 22nd.