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Everything You Need to Know About Cavities

In order to understand all that's involved in the making of a cavity, you've got to first understand the key players. Those players include saliva, pellicle, plaque and calculus and each resides in the mouth. Saliva is really important when it comes to protecting teeth and keeping our mouths healthy. Saliva keeps teeth, gums and other tissues inside the mouth lubricated and moist. Saliva helps break food down while eating, and afterwards it washes away some of the bits of food that get stuck on teeth. Saliva also can neutralize acids which lowers the amount present in the mouth.

Dental Checkup and Examination

The dental visit, most people enjoy it but others dread it. Here's an overview of the two most common types of dental visits: a dental checkup and a comprehensive dental examination.

Fluoride and Your Teeth

Fluoride plays an important role in keeping teeth healthy by helping to prevent tooth decay. That's why fluoride is added to many toothpastes and why fluoride treatment has become a routine part of dental cleanings.

Contact Lenses for Kids

There's no age restriction on contact lenses for kids. In fact, even very young children can wear them and many do for a variety of reasons. How can one decide whether contact lenses for kids make sense? Like any decision, it's important to consider the benefits against the disadvantages.

Risk Factors for Diabetes

The causes of diabetes are complex and only partly understood. Why any particular person gets diabetes isn't completely known. Complicating the situation is the fact that there are different types of the disease, though Type 1 and Type 2 are the most common. Each results from a combination of environmental and genetic influences.

What Is Diabetes?

The word diabetes is common enough. Nearly everyone has heard it and may know someone who has it. But how many know what it is? Diabetes is a medical condition identified by continual abnormally high levels of glucose in the blood.


Conjunctivitis is an eye problem in which the conjunctiva, which is the mucous membrane that covers the eyelid and the white part of both eyes, becomes inflamed. There are two main types of Conjunctivitis, or pink eye as it is more commonly referred to. The first results from a bacterial or viral infection and the other results from an allergic reaction.

Dental Care For Babies

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There is this belief among some people that dental care for babies isn't an important issue because those 'baby' teeth will be replaced by permanent teeth. They believe that because baby teeth fall out, the focus should be on the child's permanent teeth.

How to Prevent Muscle Cramping During Exercise

Perhaps you have joined a gym and have begun seeing results. Before long, however, you are doubled over in pain and you have a muscle cramp. Learn how to prevent muscle cramping during exercise using the following advice.

If Child Gets Bitten

Many families have pets or live in areas where others have them. When your family has a pet you can feel relatively confident that your child is safe. However, you can’t always know that when your children are out in nature or around animals you’re not familiar with. You want to know what to do if your child gets bitten by an animal.