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Periodontal Disease Can Hinder Fertility

A new study out of the University of Helsinki found that one of the bacteria that causes periodontal disease may also affect a young woman’s fertility. This is the first study of its kind and it really drives the point home that taking care of your teeth is one of the most important thing you can do for the health of yourself and your family.

The Study

The bacteria that cause periodontal disease have been making a lot of cautionary waves in dental studies as of late. It’s been linked to diseases like Alzheimer's, pancreatic cancer, kidney disease, cardiovascular disease, rheumatoid arthritis,...
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Linking Malnutrition and Oral Health

  Malnutrition is a serious problem that continues to plague our nation. Eighty-five percent of Americans do not consume the USDA’s recommended daily intake of essential vitamins and nutrients. While there are certain economic and geographic reasons for this nutritional deficiency, one of the major contributors to malnutrition may surprise you. Poor oral health is considered one of the main causes of malnutrition in the United States. As a Melbourne, Florida dentist Dr. Brazdo wants to make sure that her patients are healthy. By helping build strong smiles she can help her patients maintain their ability to eat nutrient-dense foods and stay as healthy as...
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It’s Time For A Dental Check Up

Taking care of your teeth is one of the most important things you can do for yourself. Thankfully, preventing cavities and other oral maladies like periodontal disease is possible with daily oral habits. Yet, one of the most important things you can do to keep up on your oral health is make twice-yearly appointments with your Melbourne, Florida dentist. A bi-annual dental check up can help you maintain and improve your oral health year after year, and the relationship you build with your dentist will benefit you for a lifetime.

Good Things Come In Twos

To take care of your teeth your...
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Preventing Oral Sun Damage

Here comes the sun. If you’ve stepped outside of your Melbourne, Florida home this week you may have noticed that spring has fully retreated. Summer is here and the sun is starting to shine even brighter than before. As we make sure our air conditioners are in full working order, it's also important to understand the risk we take with our oral health every time we step outside. Our lips are under constant attack from UV rays, and most people don’t understand how vulnerable this tissue is on a daily basis. This type of oral cancer is no less risky than any other variation...
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E-Cigarettes and Dental Health

It’s not news that tobacco products are harmful to your health. They cause tooth discoloration, aid in gum disease, and are the main cause of oral cancer. E-cigarettes have become wildly popular in recent years because they are believed to eliminate the risks of smoking traditional tobacco while allowing the “enjoyment” of inhaling flavored vapor that can be spiked with nicotine. Removing smoke from the equation seems to be a great benefit for the health of our society, and marketers of these products are quick to point to the ability to quit smoking because of E-cigarettes. Unfortunately the science coming in is determining that...
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