20Feb, 2019

What can cause gum pain?

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The gums are soft, fleshy tissue that support and protect the teeth. Gum pain can be a sign of irritation, infection, or injury to the gums and teeth. Gum pain can often be a temporary symptom, but other times a person may require dental treatment to prevent further health complications. In this article, we discuss some of the possible causes of gum pain. We also cover treatment, home remedies, prevention of gum pain, and when to see a dentist. Causes Gum pain can range from a minor irritation to severe […]
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13Feb, 2019

DEMENTIA AND GUM DISEASE: ALZHEIMER’S LINKED TO GINGIVITIS

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A bacteria that causes gum disease has been linked to Alzheimer’s disease in a study scientists believe could pave the way for new treatments targeting the debilitating condition. An enzyme called gingipains, which the Porphyromonas gingivalis (P. gingivalis) bacteria gives off, is the “main cause of Alzheimer’s disease,” Dr. Steve Dominy, study author and associate professor at University of California, told Newsweek. However, other experts in the field responded cautiously to the findings published in the journal Science Advances. Researchers first compared the brain tissue of patients with and without […]
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5Feb, 2019

The 4 Types of Teeth and How They Function

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Most of us take our teeth for granted — until something goes wrong. Not only do our teeth help us chew and digest food, they also play an important role in speech, and impact our health overall. By brushing up on your dental health knowledge, you’ll be taking the first step toward giving your teeth the attention they deserve. How much do you know about your pearly whites? The Development of Teeth Humans have two sets of teeth: primary (or baby) teeth and permanent (adult) teeth, which develop in stages. […]
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