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Being Familiar With Orthodontics Today

Jun 22, 2008
If you're wearing braces, your diet is definitely going to change so you don't damage any of the brackets on your mouth. The most obvious type of food to stay away from are the hard, sticky ones like gum, chocolate bars, and candy. Besides getting stuck in between the bars, they can also cause tooth decay. Some other food to avoid eating regularly are hard steak, corn on the cob, bagels, raw hard vegetables, hard tacos, and potato chips. It might be difficult to remove them out of your diet but if you damage your braces, you are basically prolonging your treatment time. If you'd like fast braces treatment, follow a diet of softer food to make sure that your teeth and braces stay in prime condition during treatment.

Braces are often associated with a teenager's rite of passage but today, more and more people are getting braces as adults, sometimes along with their teenage children. Orthodontic treatment for adults are more complicated than teens; the latter has jaw bones that are easier to correct while adults have already had their mature teeth and dental problems for decades. In some serious cases, some patients have to go through jaw surgery along with their orthodontic treatment. The most popular kind of braces for adults are called fixed braces. No matter what your age is, this type of braces needs 9 to 30 months before results are achieved. Adults will also have to wear retainers longer than teenagers do.

A new drug has been made to reverse the effect of fat lips after dental extraction. True, it is very awkward to talk after you have had your tooth extracted as you may feel that your lip has gotten fatter. How about a drug that could reverse the effect? Sounds good?

Well, OraVerse is the right drug for you. It actually allows your blood vessels to hasten the blood travel by removing the anesthetic drug in an hour or so (normally, the anesthesia wears out more or less 3 hours from the initial injection). This drug is also safe as it has been approved by the FDA.

Brushing your teeth twice or thrice a day can help minimize, if not eliminate, dental cavities. Also, eating a healthy diet can aid a person in having oral diseases such as periodontitis and others. However, little do we know that a person's genes generally play a big role in the formation of dental cavities. Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh conducted a study amongst identical twins and found out that there are certain genes that are responsible in tooth decay. Now, how can this be? They said that the connection relies on the food preferences of the people and the production of saliva (an anti-cavity enzyme). You don't have to worry though, because there is also a gene that fights cavities.

Stress is something that cannot be avoided. It is an "everyday" circumstance and may arise at any given situation. Though the link of stress and heart attack is established, there is another disease that is recently connected to it: periodontitis. Although the connection's foundation is still hazy, researchers are doing their best to further develop the study.

They are currently looking into periodontitis as a disease linked with heart ailments. One of the theories states that inflamed gums do produce infected blood in the blood stream, making the other organs receive the said blood, and perhaps, cause damage to it.
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