In the province of Ontario, people wishing to have their teeth cleaned by a Dental Hygienist without the barrier of seeing a Dentist first, has been optional since September 2007. Dental hygiene is a regulated profession governed by the College of Dental Hygienists of Ontario. Many people will not see a Dentist due to fear, … Continue reading An Independent Dental Hygiene Practice
Poor oral hygiene could be a major risk factor for respiratory tract infection, especially for elderly people in hospitals and nursing homes. Many elderly take medications that contribute to dry mouth. Insufficient saliva flow cannot effectively wash away oral debris. This increases the chances that oral debris, containing bacteria, may inadvertently be inhaled into the … Continue reading Poor oral hygiene may create risk for respiratory tract infection.
Increasing evidence suggests that poor oral hygiene, during pregnancy can have a negative impact on your baby’s health. Oral infection plays a role in pregnancy complications, including premature birth as well as inhibiting the growth and development of the unborn child. Any oral disease, from mild gum disease (gingivitis), to severe bone loss (periodontitis), causes … Continue reading Poor oral hygiene may contribute to premature birth.
Individuals living with diabetes are well aware that infections can easily occur within the body. Cuts and bruises can become infected very quickly; healing can be slow and can lead to complications and greater infection. Infections also include oral conditions such as gum and bone disease. Areas of bleeding gums are an open invitation to … Continue reading Gum disease and diabetes….there is a link.
Xylitol looks and tastes just like sugar. The difference is that sugar has a destructive effect on the body and is acid forming, while xylitol helps build immunity and is alkaline enhancing. It is good for your teeth, stabilises insulin and hormone levels and promotes good health. Despite its’ chemical sounding name, Xylitol is … Continue reading Xylitol and oral health