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Can Teeth Grinding Damage your Jaws?

May 20, 2022

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Teeth grinding, also known as bruxism, can really do damage to your pearly whites, especially if you don’t realize that you have this habit. Individuals who suffer from nocturnal teeth grinding often do not consciously recognize that they are doing it while they are asleep.

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Do your Food Choices Influence Oral Bacteria?

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Choosing what to eat becomes a daily choice filled with many options. But, as we all know very well, sometimes the things that taste super good are not always the best for our health, especially when consumed frequently. Previous research has suggested that the foods we consume play a role in the types of bacteria we have orally. In addition, these bacteria, some of which can be beneficial and others harmful, can influence our overall health.

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Inflammatory Disorders and your Overall Health: What you Need to Know

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Our bodies are amazing and intricate structures. Our immune system functions to help fight against pathogens that cause infection and disease. But, when chronic inflammation occurs, this immune response can be detrimental to your overall health.

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National Arthritis Awareness Month

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Each May marks National Arthritis Awareness Month, which draws awareness to the condition. Approximately over 53 million individuals in the United States suffer from some form of arthritis, according to Flushing Hospital Medical Center. Arthritis can impact anyone of any age.

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Could High Blood Pressure be Influenced by Oral Bacteria in Postmenopausal Women?

April 21, 2022

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Could the bacteria in your mouth give clues about high blood pressure (hypertension) risk? An interesting new study reported by the American Heart Association (AHA) revealed a potential link between oral bacteria and high blood pressure. These findings, although not a definitive cause and effect relationship, can help improve research and our knowledge regarding hypertension prevention.

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Are you Playing it Safe? #NationalFacialProtectionMonth 

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This month, in addition to every month after, we want you to know how important it is to protect yourself from facial injury. Every April marks National Facial Protection Month, which is dedicated to spreading awareness on oral and facial injury prevention. With spring comes nicer weather and many opportunities to go outside and play during either recreational or organized sport events. Unfortunately, many doctors are faced with an influx of patients who have endured head, mouth, and facial injuries due to sports-related accidents. Sports safety equipment including helmets and mouth guards can go a long way in protecting you from serious harm.

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Sugar, Spice, but is it all Nice for your Teeth?

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Feeling spicy? Everyone likes to spice up their life every now and then, but doing so frequently with the consumption of spicy foods can take a toll on your teeth.

There are a few things you should know about spicy foods when consumed in overabundance:

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How does Alcohol Impact my Teeth?

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In 1987, National Alcohol Awareness Month was created and continues to this day. Founded by the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD), this annual observance is dedicated to educating the public about the health risks of alcohol dependence. Greater than 90,000 individuals lives are taken each year as a result of alcohol abuse and dependence.  In addition, about 29 people die in vehicle accidents due to an alcohol-impaired driver, as reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Other campaigns that highlight the dangers of alcohol misuse include D.A.R.E (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) and Know Your Limits.

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What Happens without Adequate Sleep

March 23, 2022

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Are you getting enough sleep? Your body definitely depends on a good night’s rest. Staying up to finish just one more episode of your favorite show or not having a regular sleep schedule can cause a lot more harm to your body than you may think. Every year, Sleep Awareness Week® sponsored by the National Sleep Foundation reminds us of the significant link between sleep and overall health. The National Sleep Foundation aims to improve health and well-being by advancing sleep health theory, research, and practice.

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Socially Isolated Older Adults & Faster Tooth Loss

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A new study conducted by researchers at New York University Rory Meyers College of Nursing suggested that in comparison to older adults with more social communications, socially isolated older adults have a higher likelihood of having missing teeth and losing their teeth faster over time. Tooth loss can play a major role in your well-being, and can not only impact the beauty of your smile, but also your speech, chewing efficiency, and much more!

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