Pregnancy and gingivitis

What is pregnancy gingivitis? As many as 60 to 70 percent of pregnant women will experience a condition called pregnancy gingivitis. Gingivitis in itself is an inflammation of the gingival tissue (the gum tissue) that is caused by plaque accumulation around the

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Dry mouth, its causes and effects on oral health

Dry mouth or Xerostomia results from inadequate production of saliva in salivary glands of the mouth. It is not a disease but rather a symptom or a side effect of some medications or treatment procedures. Many medications such as antihistamines, decongestants, painkillers

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Benefits of Fluoride

Fluoride is a mineral that helps fight tooth decay. It is found in public water supplies, toothpaste and many other dental products. Fluoride is effective in preventing and reversing the early signs of tooth decay. Research shows that fluoride helps to prevent

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Gum Disease and Heart Disease

Many scientific reports offer evidence that there is a link between Gum Disease (periodontal disease) and cardiovascular disease (CVD). While a cause-and-effect relationship has not yet been proven, research has indicated that periodontal disease increases the risk of heart disease. In fact,

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