BROKEN TOOTH  Rinse dirt from injured area with warm water. Place cold compresses over the face in the area of the injury. Locate and save any broken tooth fragments. Immediate dental attention is necessary. BLEEDING AFTER BABY TOOTH COMES OUT Fold and pack a clean gauze or cloth over the bleeding area. Have the child…

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Ever brush your teeth, then take a swig of orange juice only to curse yourself for drinking such a vile combination? Magazine and weblog Mental_Floss explains why this happens, and how to avoid it. The strong minty flavor is probably part of the problem, as you’d expect, but   Mental_Floss notes that it goes deeper than…

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  You must include minerals and nutrients in your diet in order for the body’s tissues to resist infection. The presence of too much or too little of any nutrient can have harmful effects, particularly on the mouth and teeth, and may contribute to oral diseases and infection.     Which vitamins and minerals are…

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  What is a Mouthguard?   A mouthguard is a flexible appliance that is worn in athletic and recreational activities to protect teeth from trauma. The dental profession unanimously supports the use of mouthguards in a variety of sports activities.       Why should I wear a mouthguard?       A mouthguard can…

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  Soda or Pop? It’s Teeth Trouble by Any Name   It’s called “pop” in the Midwest and most of Canada. It’s “soda” in the Northeast. And it goes by a well-known brand name in much of the South.   People across North America use different words to identify a sugary, carbonated soft drink. But…

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