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Did you know an unhealthy mouth could cause…this?

Brushing and flossing regularly are clearly important form maintaining strong, healthy, and pain-free teeth and gums. But perhaps what you did not know is that maintaining a healthy mouth can also fend off a slew of over diseases and illnesses? According to an article by Men’s Journal states, “The collateral damage from neglecting your teeth and gums stacks up fast: Heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and possibly erectile dysfunction and Alz­heimer’s can all be connected to an unhealthy mouth.”

What’s the cause? Well it’s the build-up of bacteria that sits around in the mouth and gums after neglected oral hygiene. What can you do to prevent it? Keep your floss close and your toothbrush closer.

[For the full article, check it out here: http://www.mensjournal.com/health-fitness/articles/how-oral-health-affects-the-rest-of-you-w481259]

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Test Drive This Awesome New Toothbrush from Oral-B

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Brent Dental arts is proud to offer a test drive this awesome toothbrush in our Cranbury, NJ dentist office. This brush has transformed the way customers care for their teeth at home and can have the same impact for you too. Watch the video below for more info. If you’re interested in setting up a test drive appointment, kindly call us at (609) 409-3992 or set up an appointment with us here.


Click below to schedule an appointment at our convenient Cranbury, NJ Office:

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If the Cavemen did it, so could you!

So what did the cavemen figure out that was so revolutionary for their time, yet so easy? Not talking about car insurance here. Also not implying that running out into the woods and rubbing a few sticks together to build a fire is the easiest task – (although it would be good to know). Instead, this suggestion stems from a study scientists in Spain have recently concluded, suggesting that cavemen may have figured out their own way to care for their teeth.


The earliest recorded toothbrushes were uncovered in Egyptian tombs around the 3500s (B.C.). That was our first written evidence of dentistry in the grand scheme of history. But that couldn’t have been the first occurrence – that’s like saying the first toothache occurred as late as then. That’s a little hard to believe.


Studies found that cavemen teeth recovered from the area of Spain, contained traces of many of the things we consume today – meat, fish, vegetables, etc. But what they also found came as a pleasant surprise – small pieces of wood. The cavemen probably purposed wood into toothbrush-like instruments to push unwanted food morsels out from between their teeth, (probably reacting to a toothache – rather than proactively brushing). But it’s not a wild claim to say after enough toothaches, cavemen found themselves in a routine of brushing and flossing with these makeshift brushes and toothpicks. So, if the cavemen could do it, it must not be that hard to pick that toothbrush and floss up from the counter twice a day.

 

Original article [Link] via The Washington Post

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You Don’t Need to be a Movie Star to get the Hollywood Treatment

It was reported this week that Disney’s research division has developed technology that allows scientists to simply take a picture of anyone’s teeth and then superimpose them into a 3-D character, say in a movie or video game.

What does this mean for you?

Say you aren’t interested in being digitally immortalized in a major motion picture, BUT, you dislike conventional methods of getting those goopy, runny, traditional impressions?

Well the technology Disney is working to develop actually already exists for commercial dentists.  Even better yet:  Dr. Brent has begun using the TRIOS Oral Scanner.  Not only has the experience been extremely more pleasant for our patients compared to traditional methods, it has been far more accurate as well.

Dr. Brent has some words on how this new scanner has benefited Brent Dental Arts patients thus far:

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Read This Before Playing a Sport This Week

Your Teeth Just Might Thank You!

 

We all know it’s important to exercise several times per week. What better way to do that than playing group sports? Without sufficient mouth protection however, that thirty minutes of endorphin-generating fun could result in a bitter ending.

 

So what could possibly go wrong?

 

The Risk

The KC Chronicle states, “players [who play a contact sport] without a mouthguard are 60 times more likely to damage teeth than players who protect their teeth.” It goes on to state that somewhere between 13 to 39% of all teeth-related injuries are caused by contact sports.

 

Chipped Teeth are Common

Not only are chipped teeth common in contact sports, they can be extremely tedious to repair, and with front teeth, may need to be reapplied or even eventually replaced with a whole crown.

 

Cheek and Lip Tears

Even unchipped teeth are quite sharp to begin with. It is not uncommon to lacerate or tear the cheeks or lips during a tackle football game for example.

 

The Solution…

We hinted at it before. Wearing a mouthguard can significantly reduce the risk of mental injuries, even if other body parts are left sore after scoring that winning hockey goal.

 

Full article: http://www.kcchronicle.com/2016/09/13/sports-and-your-teeth/a1g3knk/

 

 

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This $1 Habit Could Save You Thousands

It’s recommended to brush and floss your teeth after every meal.  With the fast pace of modern society that just isn’t always feasible, let alone possible.

Many, then still maintain a regiment of brushing in the morning and at night.  The challenge lies in the fact that there’s a full day in between the two brushing sessions, where bacteria are free to prey on precious enamel, and of course there’s that lingering omen – bad breath.

The best solution in this scenario?  It might be a habit you have already; now it just comes down to making that habit regular.  A trip to the big box store for a large case of packs of it could help.

That’s right, you guessed it:  sugar-free gum.

A recent study found that ” the National Health Service, the public health system of England could save more than 8 million pounds—the cost of more than 360,000 dental checkups—a year if every 12-year-old starting chewing gum after eating.”

Chewing sugar-free gum can save you thousands in dental work down the road, and it’ll leave your friends and colleagues with a much “mintier” impression of you throughout the day.  Talk about a double-wammy.

For more info, check out the full story here.

[Via Prevention.com]

 

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Many Baby Boomers Unaware Medicare Does Not Cover Most Routine Dental Care

In America, 10,000 people are retiring every day.  According to CNBC, a recent study by found that of people between fifty and sixty-four years old, several did not know that Medicare doesn’t cover most routine dental procedures.  “Medicare doesn’t cover most routine dental care, such as cleanings and fillings; procedures, such as tooth extractions; or supplies, such as dentures, dental plates or other dental devices.”

The folks at CNBC compiled a list of 4 easy tips to afford dental care later in life.  For the full details on all of the tips, you can read the full article: here

[Via CNBC]

 

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Poll Shows Dental Hygiene Highly Correlated With Americans’ Well-Being

A recent study by The Washington Post found that the most fulfilled Americans share quite a lot in common.  In addition to exercising, having healthy eating habits, and living in safe communitites, the study found, “they share at least one unintuitive characteristic: Good dental hygiene.”

“Places where people have good dental health also tend to be places where they report being generally fulfilled.”

For more information on the findings and the rankings of the most fulfilled communities, link to full article. [Via Washington Post]

To schedule an appointment for a cleaning, call (609)409-3992 or email us here.

Calgary Fluoridation Lack Leads to Decaying Teeth

Study Finds Source of Child Cavaties

According to The Globe and Mail publication, tooth decay in children living in Calgary has jumped significantly from 2004 to 2014.  The culprit?  A recent study claims to have found the answer.

“Calgary councillors voted to drop the fluoride program in 2011, while Edmonton’s continues. Tooth decay for children in Grade 2 in Calgary climbed by an average of 3.8 tooth surfaces in the 2013-14 school year compared with the 2004-05 year, while increasing by 2.1 in Edmonton, according to a study by researchers at the University of Calgary.”

While fluoride in the water has proven beneficial for the longevity of your teeth, it is no substitute for brushing multiple times per day.

To read more about this story, click here for the full article.

To schedule an appointment for a cleaning, call (609)409-3992 or email us here.