A cup of green tea a day may keep the dentist away. That's the finding of a study recently published in Preventive Medicine, which examined over 25,000 Japanese people aged 40-64. Those who drank at least one cup of tea daily had significantly lower rates of tooth loss.
Scientists suspect that antibacterial molecules called catechins may be responsible for the dental benefits of green tea, possibly reducing rates of gum disease. Green tea also has high concentration of fluoride, which can strengthen teeth and fight tooth decay.
Recent evidence-based research has confirmed the long-held belief that
it is indeed wise to remove wisdom teeth during adulthood as it not only
improves dental and oral health, but also may reduce the risk illness
later in life, according to studies from American Association of oral
and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS), surgeons and academics.
Even when wisdom teeth are not diseased or symptomatic when they come
into the oral cavity, their position and location in the mouth makes
them difficult to keep clean and supports the accumulation and spread of
harmful bacterial that can lead to more serious conditions later in
life, according to a news release.
All about Choices and Communication
you are not satisfied during the first part of your search-the phone
call to the dental office-move
on. If you are not satisfied with the second step-your initial dental
visit and exam (or "get acquainted" visit)-move on. If you
are not happy with the third step-the
dentistry itself-it is time to express your feelings in person to the
doctor. In other words, take charge. Let your fingers do the
research, your mouth do the talking, and, by all means, vote with
FOR THE RIGHT DENTIST FOR YOU!
the fear and mistrust of going to the dentist requires finding the
right person to take care of your teeth and gums. But before we can
advise you on how to find that person, you need to do a little
soul-searching because dentistry is a product as well as a service.
And, because it is also a highly personalized service, it is tough to
write a list of hard and fast rules concerning how to find a dentist
who is going to be just right for you. This is a process that will
take you time, research, and interviewing.