Salt Lake City Dentist Blog
8% of the U.S. population has diabetes. Diabetes is a chronic disease requiring continuing medical care and disciplined patient self-management to prevent complications. 20% of total health care costs or $116 billion, in the U.S. are attributed to diabetes.
With a number dental specialties out there (orthodontics, peridontics, endodontics….), it is hard to know what type of dentist you need. The following article provides a brief overview of dentist specialists, and suggests what services and amenities to look for with a general dentist.
The FDA announced today that it will require more prominent health warnings on tobacco products starting in September of 2011. The images are disturbing and graphic, but all paint an accurate picture of the damage tobacco use can cause.
What?!? It's true, but not what you think. There are many sweeteners called sugars. We're talking about the sweetener xylitol. It can be found in many 'sugar-free' gums and candies. It is a natural sugar or sweetener. Table sugar or sucrose is definitely bad for your teeth and when most people think sugar, that's what comes to mind. When the bacteria that live in your mouth are exposed to table sugar, they 'eat' it, and produce acid which makes holes or cavities in your teeth.
If left untreated, periodontal disease will lead to the loss of teeth. On the pathway to losing teeth, you may notice gums that bleed easily, teeth that are loose, and persistant bad breath. Periodontal disease is caused by an infection of the gums and the bodies response to that infection.
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