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Estimates show about 1.1 million men and women suffer for eating disorders in the UK. This figure is even thought to be higher since many people with eating disorders keep the problem secret.

A study done by University of Bergen in Norway, showed that patients who suffer from eating disorders, such as Anorexia and Bulimia, experienced substantially more dental health problems. For example, sensitive teeth, severe dental erosion and facial pain compared to people without eating disorders.

Gingivitis is an inflammation of the gums. This commonly occurs because of films of bacteria that accumulate on the teeth which is called plaque.  A person who has gingivitis will normally have red and puffy gums. Their gums will most likely bleed when they brush their teeth.      

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A study, published in the journal Microbiology suggests that Stripping some mouth bacteria of their access key to gangs of other pathogenic oral bacteria could help prevent gum disease and tooth loss. Oral bacteria called Treponema denticola frequently gang up in communities with other pathogenic oral bacteria to produce destructive dental plaque. This bacterial access key could be a drug target for people who are at high risk of developing gum disease.

Preventive dental care is the number one way to prevent tooth decay in children.  Primary (Baby) teeth are week and can quickly be destroyed by sugar and decay, causing pain and discomfort associated with tooth decay.  However prevention is the key to avoiding dental decay and high cost dental care. 

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Though the word is getting out about baby bottle tooth decay there are still many people that are unaware of the dental hazard that baby bottles can have on baby teeth.    

Some parents may put sugary liquids in bottles or dip pacifiers in sugar to make them more appealing to their baby.  However these are bad behaviors that can have an effect on your infants teeth. Increasing their chances of dental cavities.    

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Did you know you can spread dental decay to your child?  Though poor diet and hygiene patterns, adults can develop cavities. If the adult has a history of cavities, they can then pass the destructive oral bacteria on to their children. 

However research does show that once parents are aware that they can spread tooth decay, 91 percent of new mothers stop sharing spoons, cups, utensils, and other items with their young child.

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Good dental health care habits are learned at home.  Emphasizing the importance of oral health to your child early on will help keep your child’s teeth health for a life time.  Dental tooth decay is the second most common childhood illness and it is preventable with proper dental health care habits.  

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Study on the possible long term effects of using partial dentures.   

There are advantages of having partial dentures such as the appearance, function and cost.  However according to dentists in China dental lab there are possible long term effects that one should be aware of.   

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For many dental insurance companies dental implants fall under a cosmetic dental service or cosmetic dentistry.  The problem is that many dental insurance will not cover or offer benefits for this type of dental service.  One reason why that is the case, is that a general dentist normally do not provide implant services. In order to have implants you have to see a cosmetic dentist or a specialist. Keep in mind that many dental insurance plans do not cover for specialist either.   

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Insurance Program. In a study done by Joanna Bisgaier, MSW, from the Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Pennsylvania Dentists in the USA are much more likely to offer an appointment to children with private health insurance than those in the combined Medicaid/CHIP. Out of 170 paired calls to 85 dental practices, 41 of them participating in the Medicaid program some of the results showed: 36.5% of Medicaid/CHIP beneficiaries got an appointment 95.4% of privately insured Blue Cross children got an appointment Of the dental practices that were enrolled in the Medicaid program, Medicaid/CHIP beneficiaries were 18.2 times more likely to be turned down for an appointment compared to the Blue Cross children

Your card has a Medicare Number that’s unique to you, instead of your Social Security Number. This helps to protect your identity.

When you’re enrolled in Medicare, you’ll get your red, white, and blue Medicare card in the mail. If you’re automatically enrolled, you’ll get your red, white, and blue Medicare card in the mail 3 months before your 65th birthday or your 25th month of getting disability benefits. Your Medicare card shows that you have Medicare health insurance. It shows whether you have Part A (listed as HOSPITAL), Part B (listed as MEDICAL), or both, and the date your coverage begins. If you have Original Medicare, you’ll use it to get your Medicare-covered services. If you join a Medicare Advantage Plan or other Medicare health plan, in most cases, you’ll use your plan’s card to get your Medicare-covered services. You can get all of the Medicare-covered services in this section if you have both Part A and Part B.

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Dentists warn consumers about the safety of tooth whitening, now being offered at many beauty salons and clinics. The risk of teeth whitening procedure is manifold when it is performed by unqualified staff. The BDA and the General Dental Council have both reiterated that tooth whitening should be carried out only by registered dental practitioners.

For more information and to find publication copies visit or call toll-free, 1-800-772-1213 (for the deaf or hard of hearing, call our TTY number, 1-800-325-0778). They can answer specific questions from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday including an automated phone service 24 hours a day.

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A study done by Faculty of Dentistry at Malmö University that followed a cohort of dentists throughout their adult lives, show that our jaws decreases with age. The study showed that over forty years there was less and less room for teeth in the jaw. This crowdedness comes from shrinkage of the jaw, primarily the lower jaw, both in length and width. While this is only a matter of a few millimeters, but it is enough to crowd the front teeth.

In Ontario 45% of people 65 and older did not see a dentist in the last year. Studies show a lack of regular dental care increases their risk of chronic diseases and a reduced quality of life. Poor oral health can contribute to many serious medical conditions as well as affect a person’s ability to chew and digest food properly. With dental services not covered under the universal health-insurance program and many older adults not visiting dentists regularly, the study findings suggest that there should be more thought given into services provided to seniors in order to keep them healthy as they age.

The Internal Revenue Service supplies your tax filing status, your adjusted gross income, and your tax-exempt interest income to the Social Security Administration to determine if you have an income related monthly adjustment amount (IRMAA). The Social Security Administration will add your adjusted gross income together with your tax-exempt interest income to get an amount called the modified adjusted gross income (MAGI).

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