The unexpected findings could pave the way for the development of preventative measures in tackling gum, by manipulating the normal bacteria in the same way that probiotic yogurt works to protect the intestine. Researchers at Queen Mary’s Blizard Institute, including Medical Research Council Clinical Research Training Fellow Mark Payne, worked with scientists in the US; they published their findings in the journal Cell Host and Microbe.
Dental Health, Why you should see a dentist for regular dental check ups. Dental check ups consist of more then just X-rays and cleanings. The dentist is looking at more then whether or not you have any cavities or if you been flossing good enough. Dental check ups also include oral cancer screenings. By going to the dentist for your regular check ups, the dentist or hygienist is also checking for any signs of oral cancer.
Oral cancer is a serious dental disease in which claims lives on a daily bases. However it is often highly curable if diagnosed and treated in the early stages. Many people do not have regular dental check ups due to lack of having dental benefits though their jobs and or due to cost of dental services and feeling they can not afford to go to the dentist. In some cases you can not afford not to go to the dentist.On this website and in every state we offer a low cost dental plans option or options, either by offering a low cost dental insurance plans or dental discount plans. Both will make having dental care more affordable.
If you have Gum Disease an no dental insurance currently, you may want to look into buying a dental HMO insurance plan. Dental HMO’s are typically a the lower cost insurance plan option, more importantly however, is that they generally do not have waiting periods. This is important when it comes to gum disease as you will want to treat it as soon as possible before it turns into an even larger dental care issue.
If you have gum disease it is important to have dental insurance in place to help you with the cost of dental care. If you are wanting to stay with your current dentist a dental PPO plans would let you do that. However, keep in mind many PPO plans to have waiting periods for major dental care services and treatment of gum disease in most cases fall into major services. Therefore you need to be ware of the waiting periods the plan has or buy one with no waiting periods. PPO plans without waiting periods tend to be more costly then those that do so get what best make sense to you and your budget
According to a growing body of evidence, gum disease could also play a role in a surprising range of seemingly unrelated health problems.
Heart Disease: Although not everyone with heart disease has gum disease, and not everyone with gum disease has heart disease, there does appear to be a correlation. Whether gum disease is an independent risk factor for heart disease is still being discussed, there are some theories as to how the two might be related.
Cancer: Gum disease and cancer do not, on the surface, appear to have much in common. However, according to a study published in 2008 which investigated tooth loss and cancer in 48,375 men, the authors concluded that there was, indeed, a link between gum disease and cancer. Another, more recent, study involving more than 68,000 adults found a strong association between gum disease and overall cancer risk, the link was also significant between gum disease and pancreatic cancer.
California Dental Discount Plans California.
In California there are many good dental discount plans that are available. On our website we offer a discount plan though Aetna. Dental discount plans are a good low cost dental plan option. They do not have many of the limitations that dental insurance plans may come with.
Many dental discount plans start within the next business day of your on line enrollment. Which is very good for those people that are in dental pain since they can see a dentist right away. Dental discount plans are not for everyone.
But they are a good way to reduce all your dental needs at a very affordable cost. When deciding between dental discount plans carefully review their fee schedules. The fee schedules show the discount prices on what you pay for each dental service listed. You also want to make sure there is a dentist in the dental plan you want to go to. Since there is no outside network benefits. I suggest calling the dentist listed and confirming they are still accepting the plan as well as new members.
Affordable dental insurance plans from an HMO have a limited pool of dentist to select, but it is a more affordable insurance plan. If you are self employed and looking for a more affordable dental plan, a discount dental plan may be an alternative.
Discount dental plans are not dental insurance plans. A discount plan partners with dentists to provide customers with a savings on visits to the dentist office. The downside to discount dental plans is that they are not regulated and you have limited recourse if you experience dental plan problems.
If you belong to a professional association, you might be eligible for a dental insurance or discount dental plan. Many associations partner with a PPO to provide their members with dental plans that offer very comprehensive insurance coverage at more affordable prices.Finally, dental schools may offer affordable dental services. Dental schools seem to be safe, but can be inconvenient and treatment for one problem may have to be addressed in multiple office visits.
You can obtain quotes for more affordable dental insurance plans from companies online and through your local insurance agent or broker. Please keep in mind that there are many web sites who give the appearance of selling dental insurance but instead only offer a dental discount plan which is not insurance. Your dentist may also have affordable dental plan options available to patients. Ask the receptionist if they partner with a dental plan company and see if one might be right for you.
Although most common cause of gingivitis is the accumulation of bacterial plaque between and around the teeth. There are other cause and risk factors listed below:
Hormones Changes: This may occur during puberty, menopause, the menstrual cycle, and pregnancy. The gingiva might become more sensitive, raising the risk of inflammation.
Some Diseases: Diseaseas like Cancer, diabetes, and HIV are linked to a higher risk of gingivitis. Drugs: Oral health may be affected by some medications, especially if saliva flow is reduced. Dilantin, an anticonvulsant, and some anti-angina medications can cause abnormal growth of gum tissue. Smoking: Regular smokers more commonly develop gingivitis, compared with non-smokers. Age: The risk of gingivitis increases with age.
Family History: Those whose parent or parents have had gingivitis have a higher risk of developing it too. This is thought to be due to the type of bacteria we acquire during our early life.If you have some of these risk factors make sure to talk them over with your dentist in order to maintain good dental health care.
The most common cause of gingivitis is the accumulation of bacterial plaque between and around the teeth. The plaque triggers an immune response, which, in turn, can eventually lead to the destruction of gingival, or gum, tissue. It may also, eventually, lead to further complications, including bone loss and the loss of teeth. Dental plaque can also cause tooth decay, and periodontal problems such as gingivitis and chronic periodontitis, a gum infection.
When plaque is not removed adequately, it can harden into calculus, or tartar, at the base of the teeth, near the gums. This has a yellow color. Plaque and tartar eventually irritate the gums, causing gum inflammation around the base of the teeth. This means that the gums might easily bleed. Calculus can only be removed professionally. Which is why it is important to see your dentist at least twice a year for basic check up and cleaning
Signs of gingivitis include red and puffy gums, that tpically bleed easily when the person brushes their teeth. As stated in the prior post (8/24/19 – What is Gingivitis) Gingivitis can often time be resolved with good oral hygiene, such as longer and more frequent brushing, and flossing.
In addition, an antiseptic mouthwash may help. This along with seeing your dentist for regular dental check ups and cleanings. In mild cases of gingivitis, a person may not even know they have it, because symptoms are mild. However, the condition should be taken seriously and addressed immediately.
Gingivitis means inflammation of the gums. It commonly occurs because of film of plaque, or bacteria, that can accumulates on a person teeth. Gingivitis is a non-destructive type of periodontal disease, but untreated gingivitis can progress to periodontitis. This is more serious and can eventually lead to loss of teeth. By having good at home dental care habbits ie: brushing and flossing daily and seeing your dentist for preventive dental care services twice a year, you can generally avoid gingivitis issues
Question: I been searching on line for a dental insurance plans and I notice that many websites seem to have many of the same dental insurance plans yet they do not all have the same price. How can I make sure I am receiving the best dental insurance quote. I do not want to pay more then I have too.
Reply: It is understandable that you would not want to have to pay more for the same dental insurance plan. However, even though many dental insurance plans may seem the same it is more likely they are not if price is not the same. Insurance rates are filed with the department of insurance therefore the monthly or annual cost of the plan dose not change due to whom may be selling it.
Assuming it is in fact the “same plan” What there may be is a different in fees, if the selling agent is adding any fees on their ends. So look for fees costs. That said really review each plan carefully. As an example, Just because you seen a Delta dental plan being offer on one website, it dose not mean it is the same Delta dental plan you seen on a prior site. As Delta dental had many different plan options and not everyone site is selling the same plan option that Delta dental may have offer.
Question: Looked for a dental insurance plan that would cost no more then $30.00 a month. Is there any dental insurance plans that would fit within my budget
Reply: I would say most HMO dental insurance plan would fit that budget for an individual. We offer dental HMO plans in most state. Check out what we have available to you in your state by enter your zip code in quote box provided. Call our office at 310-534-3444 M-F 8am – 4pm
Do it Your Self Teeth Whitening Techniques Putting Teens Dental Health At Risk
Dentists are worried that teenagers are putting their teeth and health at risk by trying dangerous do-it-yourself (DIY) teeth-whitening techniques found on the Internet. Children who are mixing up quantities of chemicals and applying them for long periods are at risk of eroding tooth enamel, damaging gums and increasing risks of infection. Ironically the erosion may expose the yellow-colored dentin that lies beneath the enamel.
In a study of blacks with normal kidney function, those with severe periodontal disease developed chronic kidney disease (CKD) at 4 times the rate of those without severe periodontal disease. The study that will be presented at ASN Kidney Week 2014 November 11-16 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, PA.
What is a dental extraction and why are they done?: A dental extraction is the removal of a tooth from the mouth. Extractions are performed for a wide variety of reasons. Such as when tooth decay destroys enough of the tooth structure to prevent restoration. This is one of the most frequent indication for extraction of teeth. Periodontal disease (gum disease) and dental trauma are other reason why one may have to have a tooth extraction
Simple saliva test may reveal deadly diseases early enough to treat them The study, the most comprehensive analysis ever conducted of RNA molecules in human saliva, reveals that saliva contains many of the same disease-revealing molecules that are contained in blood. It was published online today by the peer-reviewed journal Clinical Chemistry and will be published in the journal’s January 2015 special print issue, “Molecular Diagnostics: A Revolution in Progress.”
Is Having Root Canal Work Really so Bad ?
According to research, root canal work is not as bad as people think when compared to other dental procedures. A self-reporting of people dental health suggests that patients find the procedure no worse than other dental work which overturns the popular belief that root canal work is the most unpleasant dental treatment.