plaque-and alzheimers

EARLY PLAQUE BUILD-UP MAY BE A SIGNAL OF ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE Alzheimer’s is characterized by the buildup of beta-amyloid, a protein that increases in the brains of those with the disease. But at least 20 percent of older men and women also have evidence of beta-amyloid growth in the brain on autopsy, despite having normal memory …

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oral health

Neglecting Your Teeth

Why neglecting your teeth can be really bad for your health as daily rituals go, it’s right up there along with getting dressed every morning. Whether you brush your teeth to avoid getting cavities or really bad breath, a clean, bright smile is a definite social necessity, yet a quarter of aussies don’t brush the …

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dental bridges

Dental Bridges

Dental Bridges   If you have lately lost a tooth or two, whether its due to an injury, medical condition, or natural causes, you may be thinking what your choices are to restore your smile. A missing tooth can create an unattractive gap, but it’s often more than a cosmetic problem. You can also sense …

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teeth grinding

Teeth Grinding

Teeth Grinding (also known as Bruxism)   Why Do People Grind Their Teeth? While teeth grinding can be caused by stress or anxiety, it often occurs during when you sleep, and is more likely caused by an irregular bite or missing or cracked tooth. It can also be caused by a sleeping disorder  such  as sleep apnea. …

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