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Did You Know That Bulimia Nervosa Affects Oral Health?

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Many of the behaviors associated with eating disorders, including anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa, cause changes in the mouth. Examples of these behaviors include self-induced vomiting, the use of diuretics and laxatives, or binge eating. Eating disorders are known to cause severe digestive and general health problems… and oral health is affected as well. For example, bulimia nervosa may result in poorly fitting braces and fillings. Repeated episodes of vomiting are common with those suffering bulimia nervosa disorders. Vomiting releases harmful stomach acids which wear away tooth enamel. Over time these acids will lead to gingivitis and severe tooth decay. … Continue reading

Fluorosis Causes, Symptoms, & Treatment

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Fluoride is a healthy compound that promotes strong teeth and has the ability to fight cavities and other dental problems… in normal doses. It can be found in safe drinking water, and ADA approved toothpaste, but exposure to too much fluoride can result in fluorosis. In addition, this dental problem may be caused by toothpaste or rinses that contain fluoride if they are accidentally swallowed, or if left to sit on the teeth too long.  What does Fluorosis do, anyways? While fluorosis does not greatly affect your health, it can create concerns with appearance as the related problems are aesthetic, … Continue reading

Types of Dental Crowns Available in Cosmetic Dentistry

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For anyone who’s lost a few teeth, dental bridges are the ideal solution. They restore a beautiful smile without having to use full dentures and are so original looking that others can’t tell they aren’t the wearer’s natural teeth. Bridges are dental appliances that are used to replace one or more missing teeth. In order to ensure a perfect fit and proper alignment, each dental bridge is individually custom made. The custom crafted nature of a bridge ensures that it won’t noticeable to most people. They are also extremely comfortable, restoring the natural line of the face and the contours … Continue reading

An Apple A Day Keeps The Doctor Away, But Bad Breath Keeps Every One Away!

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Are you or somebody you know, struggling with bad breath? The best thing you can do in this situation is be straight forward with this person (even if it means being honest with yourself.) It may help to understand that this problem may be caused by decaying particles of food and bacteria that have been passed into the blood stream and to the lungs. When this happens, an unpleasant smell is emitted from breathing.  Having bad breath really stinks, but only for as long as you allow it. Many people suffer bad breath in Chicago, and the worst thing to do … Continue reading

Learning More about Chicago Snap On Teeth – A New Smile Solution

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Just because you haven’t won the lottery doesn’t mean that having a perfect looking smile is out of reach. Many people hold back from smiling because they are ashamed of their teeth, and we don’t want this to be you! What Types Of Problems Can A Snap On Smile Conceal? Snap On Teeth can cover a multitude of smile breakers, including yellowed or stained teeth, crooked teeth, overcrowded or gapped teeth, and more. The cost for Snap On Teeth is roughly the price for a single veneer at most dentists’ office, and many clinics offer a warranty on the snap … Continue reading



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