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How to Get Rid of Embarrassing Bad Breath

Bad breath is incredibly embarrassing, and no one wants to think they have halitosis! However, most of us will have bad breath occasionally, usually from eating something like garlic or onions. Other causes of bad breath in Courtice include poor oral hygiene, dental disease or undiagnosed medical conditions. Some of the most common causes of bad breath include: Food Food is a primary source of bad breath, and once the food is eliminated from your body, your halitosis should disappear. Low-carb diets can cause something called “ketone breath” where the body burns fat as an energy source. The end product created from this process is ketones and which create a fruity almost acetone like odour when exhaled. In diabetics, a fruity odour can indicate poorly controlled blood sugars. Smoking and Other Tobacco Products Using tobacco products and smoking is well-known for causing halitosis. Smoking also increases the risk of other…

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Oct 25, 2019 by
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Risk Factors for Tooth Decay and How to Manage Them

Did you know tooth decay is the most common disease worldwide? While it might not be life-threatening, treating tooth decay can be costly without prompt dental care in Newcastle, and you can lose time away from work or school during treatment. Also, tooth decay can cause toothache which is never pleasant! Traditionally, tooth decay is treated by drilling and filling the affected tooth, and which is very effective at eliminating decay and restoring the tooth. However, over the past few decades, we have learned much more about why tooth decay in Clarington develops, and why some people have recurrent problems with tooth decay while others have strong and healthy teeth, even when they share the same oral hygiene and dietary habits. Several factors can increase your risk of tooth decay and identifying these can help us to devise a preventative dental care plan so that together we can manage the…

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Oct 18, 2019 by
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Tips for a Healthier Halloween Party

With summer fast becoming a very distant memory, the stores are stuffed with Halloween costumes, decorations, and of course, sugary treats. While kids may love Halloween, it can be a different story for concerned parents and dentists in Newcastle. If you are planning a spooky soirée or will be taking your little ones trick-or-treating, we have a few tips on how to enjoy a healthier Halloween that is still fun for everyone. It’s All About Balance Halloween is only one night a year, and the foods that are eaten every day have far more of an impact on dental health. However, you can reduce your child’s capacity for sugary treats by filling them up with nutritious foods first. Serve a healthy meal before they trick or treating or put out the healthy snacks first at a party. You can choose recipes with a Halloween theme, and the internet is a…

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Oct 11, 2019 by
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What is Hypersalivation?

You need a certain amount of healthy saliva and adults typically produce between 0.75 and 1 L of saliva every day. However, with hypersalivation your saliva glands produce an excess amount of saliva which can even begin to spill out of your mouth, causing you to drool. Hypersalivation can be a sign of an underlying condition in older children and adults, and it can be temporary or chronic. This depends on the cause, as if you have a dental infection in Newcastle, your mouth might produce more saliva to help flush away the bacteria. Once the infection is treated, hypersalivation will usually naturally resolve. When hypersalivation is constant, it can be related to an underlying health condition affecting muscle control. What Causes Temporary Hypersalivation? Temporary hypersalivation can be caused by untreated tooth decay or a mouth or tooth infection, gastro-oesophageal reflux (GERD. It could be a side-effect of certain tranquillizers…

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Oct 4, 2019 by
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