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Everything listed under: Oral health

  • Have we found the smoking gun for vaping?

    E-cigarettes and other electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) have gained popularity in recent years among young people and former cigarette smokers as they’re perceived to be healthier and are a more socially-accepted alternative to conventional smoking. But are they as harmless as the promoters of e-cigarettes claim them to be?Electronic nicotine delivery systems were invented in 2003 by a pharmacist in China. They began to appear on the market in 2004 and have since been steadily g...  Read More...

  • Eat your way to healthier teeth

    We all know that sugar and acid are number one enemies when it comes to dental decay and erosion, but what about foods that promote good oral health? Recently there has been a lot of research into foods that contain compounds with anti-bacterial action. Herbs and spices add more than extra flavourHerbs and spices have been used as natural food preservatives for centuries—long before refrigeration and other methods of food storage were invented. It’s all thanks to phenolic a...  Read More...

  • The mouth is a mirror of your overall nutritional health

    In modern Western culture, the ‘nutrition and wellness’ industry is teeming with continuous revolving doors of trends, fads and superfoods. However, the science of fundamental human nutrition as changed very little; and still comes down to ensuring adequate intake of the right combination of essential minerals and vitamins. Your mouth can say a lot about what you’re eating, and your dentist may be the first person to spot potential nutritional imbalances.   Read More...

  • Should you try oil pulling?

    Maybe you’ve seen something about it on the Internet, or a friend of a friend swears by it—but you’re not sure exactly what it is. “Oil pulling” (swishing oil in the mouth) is a growing trend, but it’s far from new. This practice has been used extensively as a traditional Indian remedy for hundreds of years.   Read More...

  • New studies link gum disease to HPV causing oral cancer

    A recent study has found yet another link between periodontal disease and other health problems. According to researchers at the University of Buffalo, USA, the presence of chronic gum inflammation (periodontitis) may leave the mouth more vulnerable to invasion by a virus that can cause cancers of the head and neck. The culprit is Human Papilloma Virus, or HPV.   Read More...

  • Expectant mothers' oral health, vital to health of babies

    Can oral bacteria in an expectant mother really affect her baby? Sadly, more research is coming forward that demonstrates a link between build-up of oral bacteria and problems in pregnancy—such giving birth to a pre-term or low-birth weight baby. In Australia, about 8% of babies are born prematurely every year, at rate that is continuing to rise.   Read More...

  • Floss your teeth for healthy knees

    Do your knees hurt from arthritis? Well this just may be another reason for pulling that silly string out of the bathroom drawer! Here’s another link in the connection between periodontitis and poor general health.   Read More...

  • The key to better health

    It’s a new year… You’ve decided to turn over a new leaf: From now on, you’re going to eat right, exercise regularly, get enough sleep, and have quality time for you! Yes, this is the year you’re going to make yourself over into a glowing picture of health. It’s a noble goal, and one we can all achieve if we approach it sensibly.   Read More...

  • The link between smoking and oral health

    The last few weeks we’ve had a number of patients discuss the fact they’re having a go at quitting smoking. Today, there is an enormous amount of information available to indicate that smoking has a negative impact on your health and a huge array of aids to help in the quitting process. Most people are aware of the risk for oral cancer from smoking, but you may be surprised that eliminating smoking will do more for you than just about any other kind of dental health protocol (not that we advocat...  Read More...

  • Do People With Mental Illness Have Worse Oral Health?

    People with severe mental illnesses are over three times more likely than the general population to lose their teeth because of poor oral health. The research, published in the September issue of the British Journal of Psychiatry, shows that psychiatric patients haven’t shared in recent improvements in dental health. the study authors have called for free dental care for people with severe mental illness.   Read More...

  • How much is your general health affected by your oral health?

    How well do you feel in yourself? How healthy is your mouth?  Don’t think the health of your mouth can affect your general health? This article might just change your mind...   Read More...

  • Choosing a Mouth Wash That’s Right for You

    Following on from our last post, I though the following might make it a bit easier for you to choose which mouthwash is for you:- Choosing a Mouth Rinse That’s Right for You A stroll down the drugstore dental-care aisle can be dizzying, especially with all the mouth rinse products available. By Connie Brichford Medically reviewed by Pat F. Bass III, MD, MPH Anti-plaque, anti-gingivitis, alcohol-free — your pharmacy’s oral health section has dozens of mouth rinse products to choose from, all prom...  Read More...

  • Do I Need to Use Mouthwash?

    A question we get asked every day at Bite Dental, is “do I need a mouthwash” and the answer to this question is yes, but it is a personal decision, and I thought I would share with you the following article, which might answer the question for you. http://www.everydayhealth.com/dental-health/101/specialist/jacobs/need-to-use-mouthwash.aspx Ask Dr. James Jacobs Do I Need to Use Mouthwash?   Read More...

  • Pregnancy and Oral Health

    Pregnancy and Oral Health by The Dentist Brisbane Healthy Teeth and a Happy Pregnancy Congratulations – you’re going to have a baby!  This special time in your life calls for special attention to your health and well-being – and that includes your dental health.  Just as the condition of your teeth and gums affects much of your overall health, so too does it affect your well-being during pregnancy.  At Bite Dental, we’re well-versed in the particular needs of the expectant moms we...  Read More...

  • The Link Between Smoking and Oral Health

    The Link Between Smoking and Oral Health by The Dentist Brisbane Today, there is an enormous amount of information available to indicate that smoking has a harmful impact on your health.  While you may not realize it, this also includes oral health.  If you are concerned about oral cancer or other problems, then you may be surprised to find that eliminating smoking from your life will do more for you than just about any other kind of dental health protocol.  At the very least, you...  Read More...

  • Is There a Link Between Dental Health and Dementia?

    Is There A Link Between Dental Health and Dementia? by The Dentist Brisbane Can Healthy Gums Keep Your Brain Sharp? One thing we all dread about growing older is losing our memory.  ‘Dementia’ is the overall term for various types of cognitive impairment related to aging, including Alzheimer’s disease.  While there’s no known cure at this time, research is underway in many areas of medicine, looking for connections, causes and possible prevention measures.   Read More...

  • The Key to Better Health – Your Teeth!

    The Key To Better Health – Your Teeth! From The Dentist Brisbane You have decided to turn over a new leaf.  From now on, you’re going to eat right, exercise regularly, look after your teeth, get enough sleep and have quality time for you!  Yes, this is the year you are going to make yourself over into a glowing picture of health! It’s a noble goal, to look after your teeth, and one we can all achieve if we approach it sensibly, but are you forgetting anything?  What about includin...  Read More...