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COVID-19 and the Negative Effects on the Teeth

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COVID-19 and the Negative Effects on the Teeth

The Teeth and How Covid Can Interfere     SARS-CoV-2 also known as Covid, coronavirus, and COVID-19 is a big family of virus that surfaced in 2019. The virus first appeared in Wuhan, China. It was said to originate in bats. The virus was airborne and is heavily contagious.  With people being able to travel during that time, some traveled back to the U.S. bringing the COVID-19 virus with them. And thus, at the beginning of 2020, many countries around the world including the U.S. went through a pandemic. COVID-19 has similar symptoms as the cold and flu. The most...

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Alcohol and the Teeth

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Alcohol and the Teeth

Alcohol and the Teeth Alcohol can have a major effect on the teeth. The CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Preventions states that moderate alcohol consumption for women is one drink a day and two drinks a day for men. Any more than that would be considered heavy drinking. Heavy drinking can cause gum disease, tooth decay, and mouth sores. Alcohol can cause staining to the teeth, and mouth dryness Teeth-Staining Mixed drinks such as an Adios, Margarita, Long Island Iced Tea, and Midori Sours can definitely stain your teeth. Even dark drinks such as rum and coke. The reason...

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Braces for Adults

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Braces for Adults

Braces for Adults There has always been a misconception that braces are meant for children and teens. While that is true, adults can also use braces as well. The reason why it was easier for children and teens is that their teeth are still developing and growing. It is easier to intercept any issues before it becomes a problem. That doesn’t mean adults are not able to get braces. If they feel like they want straighter teeth, adults are still able to get braces. There are four reasons to get braces. Braces can align the teeth to prevent gingivitis. Braces...

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Diateethus. How Diabetes Can Affect the Teeth

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Diateethus. How Diabetes Can Affect the Teeth

Diabetes To start off, we must first understand what diabetes is. Diabete a long-standing condition that influences the conversion of food to energy in your body. Insulin is created from having blood sugar going into your body’s cell. That in return creates energy for your body. But to create insulin, food must be digested and broken down into glucose (type of sugar). The higher the blood sugar, the more insulin is generated for energy. The reason why diabetes occurs is due to the fact that your body makes an insufficient amount for your body or underutilized insulin in your body....

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The Myth of Charcoal Toothpaste

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The Myth of Charcoal Toothpaste

The Myth of Charcoal toothpaste Activated charcoal items, the new “big thing”. In face masks, oil balm, soap, shampoo, in food, and even in toothpaste, activated charcoal has been utilized in many items and taken the world by storm. Before it became the “big thing”, people used activated charcoal as tablets to filter out bad water. They were “emergency” products for people who are going camping outdoors. Activated charcoal is not as simple as getting charcoal from your nearest Lowes. Activated charcoal created when charcoal is exposed to high heat. Once burning charcoal at very high temperatures with specific types...

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