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Have Amalgam Dental fillings? Amalgam and Mercury Levels In Your Blood

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Are your mercury amalgam dental fillings increasing the mercury levels in your blood . . . ?

Dental fillings composed of dental amalgam, a mixture of mercury, silver, tin and other metals, significantly contribute to prolonged mercury levels in the body, according to new research from the University of Georgia's department of environmental health science in the College of Public Health.

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Does Smoking Just Make My Teeth Yellow?

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Everyone knows that smoking is devastatingly harmful to the body. Every time you inhale a cigarette you are breathing in thousands of noxious, lethal and potentially cancer producing chemicals into your lungs and body.

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What Toothpaste Should I Use?

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When it comes to choosing a toothpaste, this comes down to personal preference. Most people will simply choose the generic brand that their family used when they were a child. Most often this will be a well known brand of the minty flavoured contains fluoride variety.

Toothpaste was originally invited to make toothbrushing taste nicer and provide some abrasion against the teeth.

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Feeling Guilty About Not Flossing? Maybe You Shouldn't

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So unless you are a dentist you may not have seen the news but there is no scientific evidence to back up that flossing makes any difference to the health of your teeth and gums! Now if like me you don't really like flossing and find it hard to do (yes even for a dentist its challenging - and growing up in the UK flossing is not something we tended to use) or you don't floss at all this may come as something of a relief. However, floss is great at removing food stuck between your teeth and many of my patients who floss do have healthier gums and less decay.

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How To Prevent Tooth Decay

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Preventing Tooth Decay

Cleaning your teeth and removing the plaque or bacteria layer is a great start to preventing decay but nutrition and underlying health must be part of this equation as research published in dental journals in the late 1960’ demonstrated that decay rates are intimately associated with the systemic health of your body.

The best solution to prevent tooth decay is to:

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