Evolve Dental Blog

4 Healthy Foods That Are Bad For Your Teeth

Lollies and sweets are bad for your teeth. Well, that’s not a surprise; even a 3-year-old child knows that. But people are always caught off guard when they hear that certain healthy foods are just as unkind to your teeth and can cause them to rot.

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Chew More Eat Less

Nutritionists in China found when both lean and obese young men chewed more at a meal, they ingested fewer calories and had more favourable levels of gut hormones in their blood, lending credence to the saying "Eat less, chew more”.

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Happy Birthday Evolve

We'll this week has marked two big milestones for Evolve with the 1st August seeing us celebrate 6 years since we first opened in Kenmore and today being our 1 year anniversary in the new premises on Kenmore Road.

I do not know where the time has gone but it has been incredible. There has been many ups and downs along the way so far but i wouldn't change a thing. I have learnt so much about myself from running a business and managing staff, it has been a massive period of personal growth for me and a true unfoldment.

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Menopause and Tooth Loss

New research forecasts that over one in four post-menopausal women are likely to suffer from tooth loss over a five year period.

A study of over 1,000 post-menopausal women indicates that around one in four are likely to suffer tooth loss over a five year period, and the risk increases to nearly 90 per cent if other risk factors are present, especially diabetes and smoking.

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Dentists Diabetes Detectors

Dentists Can Diagnose Undetected Diabetes

In a study, Identification of unrecognized diabetes and pre-diabetes in a dental setting, published in the July 2011 issue of the Journal of Dental Research, researchers at Columbia University College of Dental Medicine found that dental visits represented a chance to intervene in the diabetes epidemic by identifying individuals with diabetes or pre-diabetes who are unaware of their condition. The study sought to develop and evaluate an identification protocol for high blood sugar levels in dental patients.

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Seawood Super Food?

A Rich New Source Of Heart-Healthy Food Ingredients - Seaweed

In an article that may bring smiles to the faces of people who consume no dairy products, scientists have identified seaweed as a rich new potential source of heart-healthy food ingredients. Seaweed and other "macroalgae" could rival milk products as sources of these so-called "bioactive peptides," they conclude in an article in ACS's Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry.

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Crowns from China

Some of you may have seen the story on Channel 7 news last night regarding the use of cheap imported crowns made in China. Concerns have been raised about the quality of these products, the materials used and the risks associated with lack of regulation when it comes to infection control.

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Germs

People More Concerned About Germs On Their Hands Than Germs In Their Mouths

You might think that in an increasingly germ-o-phobic nation, people would take extra care to eliminate oral disease-causing germs from their mouths, but you'd be wrong. Nearly 80 percent of people in America feel concerned about germs on their hands yet only 66 percent worry about germs in their mouth.

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Headache - Go to the Dentist It Could Be Your Teeth

Oh how I hate it when I get a headache, the crushing pain in my temples, eyes that feel like they are about to fall out of my face and throbbing that makes me think my head might just explode! A headache has me quickly reaching for a pain killer and a lie down in a quiet darkened room with a soothing eye pillow on my brow until the headache subsides.

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Gum Disease & Anaemia

Gum Disease Linked to Anaemia

A new study suggests that severe gum disease (chronic periodontitis) may cause a reduction in red blood cells and haemoglobin leading to the blood disorder anaemia. As a holistic and esoteric dentist I have been saying for years that gum health and the health of the blood are very closely related as the gums reflect the level of vitality in the body.

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