Monthly Archives:February 2019

Half of elite British sportspeople have teeth so rotten it affects their performances, research finds

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Half elite British sportspeople suffer tooth decay and two-thirds have gum disease, impacting on-field performance, new research claims. In the largest ever study of its kind, more than 350 sportsmen and women from nine GB Olympic teams, along with Team Sky, England Rugby and Reading FC, underwent oral health screening.

How brushing your teeth can help prevent Alzheimer’s

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Research suggests a link between poor oral health and Alzheimer’s – one more reason to brush regularly, writes Sim K Singhrao. For most people, teeth cleaning may just be a normal part of your daily routine. But what if the way you clean your teeth today might affect your chances of getting Alzheimer’s disease in

UK’s ‘sugar addiction’ leading to 170 NHS operations a day to remove rotten teeth

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The scale of “sugar addiction” in England and Wales has been laid bare in data showing that 170 children and teenagers a day are having operations in NHS hospitals to remove multiple teeth that have been rotted by sugar. There were 42,911 multiple tooth extraction operations in patients under the

More than 1 million patients unable to get NHS dentist amid rising tooth decay crisis

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More than a million people in England cannot register with an NHS dentist, with many “left in pain” and paying the price for ministers’ “indifference”, dental leaders warned. Analysis of the NHS GP Patient Survey found one in four patients, roughly 1.03 million people, are not on the books of an

What causes a bump on the roof of the mouth?

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A bump on the roof of the mouth can be worrisome, especially if it does not go away quickly. Most causes of a bump on this part of the body are easily treatable, but it may also indicate a more serious underlying condition. In this article, learn what can cause

Everything you need to know about gingivostomatitis

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Gingivostomatitis is a highly contagious infection of the mouth. Its main symptoms include pain, swollen gums, blisters, and sores. These sores can develop on the tongue, under the tongue, and on the cheeks inside the mouth, as well as on the lips and gums. In this article, learn more about

Side effects of apple cider vinegar

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Research suggests that apple cider vinegar may have several health benefits. However, consuming too much vinegar can cause unwanted effects. Apple cider vinegar is a common ingredient in food dressings, flavorings, and preservatives. It is also becoming popular as a home remedy for a number of health issues. According to

Flossing could increase exposure to toxic chemicals

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Eating takeout and flossing the teeth are routine tasks for many people. However, a new study has found that they could be exposing people to potentially dangerous chemicals. Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) have become a daily part of human life. These water- and greaseproof substances are present in many

Why does my tooth still hurt after a filling?

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When a person has a cavity in their tooth, a dentist will probably recommend a filling. Fillings are safe and effective, but some people might experience discomfort or tooth sensitivity afterward. Most of the time, this sensitivity is normal and will resolve within a few days or weeks. A person

Can the tongue microbiome help diagnose pancreatic cancer?

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Pancreatic cancer is typically an aggressive form of the disease, with a fairly low 5-year survival rate. Diagnosing pancreatic cancer in its early stages could help people receive treatment more quickly, but what kind of test would work best? The National Cancer Institute (NCI) report that approximately 1.6 percentof adults in

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