Dan Jenkins

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  • dentistry

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  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Alternative/complementary Medicine:

    FRIDAY, April 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Allison Bennett of Palm City, Fla., plans to swish daily. Sloshing coconut oil around her mouth for a quarter of an hour every day will make her teeth whiter, she believes.

    Like Bennett, plenty of consumers are discovering an ancient practice cal...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Dentist:

    TUESDAY, Feb. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Children should begin using toothpaste with fluoride as soon as they get their first tooth, according to updated American Dental Association (ADA) guidelines.

    To help prevent cavities, parents should use a smear (an amount about the size of a gra...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Dentist:

    THURSDAY, Jan. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Having dental insurance doesn't mean people will actually take care of their teeth, a new study indicates.

    The findings suggest patient outreach and education are needed to ensure that people understand the importance of good dental health and t...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Dentist:

    WEDNESDAY, Dec. 18, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Too many Americans lack access to preventive dental care, a new study reports, and large differences exist among racial and ethnic groups.

    For the study, researchers analyzed telephone survey data collected from nearl...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Dentist:

    WEDNESDAY, Dec. 18, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Too many Americans lack access to preventive dental care, a new study reports, and large differences exist among racial and ethnic groups.

    For the study, researchers analyzed telephone survey data collected from nearl...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Dentistry:

    TUESDAY, Oct. 8 (HealthDay News) -- Here's another reason to take good care of your teeth: Gum disease may be linked to Alzheimer's disease, a small new study suggests.

    Researchers analyzed brain samples from 10 people with Alzheimer's and 10 people without the...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Dentistry:

    THURSDAY, Oct. 3 (HealthDay News) -- Dental implants are reliable replacements for teeth that are already missing, but they're not always the best choice for diseased teeth, a new study indicates.

    Instead, attempts to save the tooth with treatment, especially in cases of gum or periodonta...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Dentistry:

    WEDNESDAY, Oct. 2 (HealthDay News) -- The statin medications you take for your heart may have an unexpected side benefit: They help reduce inflammation of the gums, according to new research.

    Using advanced imaging techniques, researchers were able to see that when people with gum diseas...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Dentistry:

    WEDNESDAY, Aug. 21 (HealthDay News) -- People whose teeth and gums are in poor condition may be more susceptible to an oral virus that can cause certain mouth and throat cancers, a new study suggests.

    Researchers found that of more than 3,400 U.S. adults, those who rated their oral health...Full Article

  • Dan Jenkins
    Dan Jenkins answered:

    Cold sensitivity is experienced from various degrees of nerve exposure. This may be from a loss of the enamel, (due to decay or wear), covering the dentin, (which has nerves in it), or loss of gum which covers the roots.

    Prevention of this happening comes through regular check-ups to see what is causing

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  • Dan Jenkins
    Dan Jenkins answered:

    In the plaque and tartar are bacteria that, if left in place, will cause damage to the tooth surface as well as the gums that are attached to the tooth. These you know as cavities and gum disease or periodontal disease. Like high blood pressure is the "silent killer" in medicine, gum disease is the

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  • Dan Jenkins
    Dan Jenkins answered:

    Plaque and Tartar contain lots of bacteria that can dissolve the tooth structure causing cavities and bacteria that cause the gums to detach from the tooth as well as the bone supporting the teeth to dissolve away from the tooth.

    Another reason is to prevent the bacteria in the plaque and tartar from

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  • Dan Jenkins
    Dan Jenkins answered:

    Decay of the teeth is diagnosed by determining how soft the tooth structure is compared to other tooth structure in the mouth. While it is true that not everyone's teeth are the same hardness it is pretty standard that if a sharp instrument can stick into a part of a tooth it is sufficiently soft

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  • Dan Jenkins
    Dan Jenkins answered:

    Once the gums have receded the roots are exposed. The root surface is 9 times softer than enamel and has many nerves in it. Once the gums have receded the contour of the side of the tooth down to the gum is changed and food will trap there easier.

    With food trapped the bacteria in the mouth can break

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  • Dan Jenkins
    Dan Jenkins answered:

    Treating decay usually involves removing the decay and placing a dental material over it to protect the soft dentin and the pulp - this is typically a filling or for a larger cavity, a crown.

    If the decay is only in the enamel it is possible for it to be treated through remineralization using various

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