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People who drink more than 4 cups of caffeinated coffee a day could have half the risk of dying from mouth and throat cancer as people who drink coffee occasionally or not at all, says a new study from the US. Although this shouldn’t be taken as an excuse or a recommendation for everyone to drink upwards of 4 coffees a day; the findings need to be confirmed by more research.
There have been studies previously that have suggested a link between coffee drinking and reducing the risk for mouth and throat cancer, but it has been said that it may not be the caffeine in the coffee. Cancer can be prevented or slowed with the help of antioxidants, polyphenols and other compounds — all found in coffee.
The study, started in 1982, consisted of a wealth of lifestyle and health information on 968,432 men and women which included their tea and coffee consumption. None of the participants had cancer when they enrolled, but over 26 years, 868 died of mouth cancer or throat cancer.
Researchers found that those who reported drinking more than 4 cups of caffeinated coffee a day had a 49% lower risk of death from mouth and throat cancer after analyzing tea and coffee consumption in relation to deaths from these types of cancer.
The link was not affected by gender, tobacco or alcohol use. The researchers found an insignificant link with decaffeinated coffee, and none at all with tea.
However, one of the best ways to prevent mouth and throat cancer is to get screened at least once a year. Did you know Greenline Dental Centre uses the VELscope oral cancer screening system to diagnose potentially cancerous tissue? Contact us today to learn more or to book a cancer screening.
Did you know that tongue scrapers can save you from getting bad breath? In fact, they can help eliminate about ninety percent of the possibility of you developing bad breath. If you believe that your toothbrush can already do the job of cleaning your tongue, you better think again. The softness of the toothbrush doesn’t work to your advantage simple because when it is brushed against that tongue which is also a soft surface too, the brush isn’t be able to reach the crevices.
A tongue scraper has the perfect shape and stiffness that works very well in lifting the leftover food, bacteria and even dead cells left on the tongue. If you are worried that you might be developing bad breath even if you brush regularly, then perhaps the bacteria growth is not just on your teeth. It is important to note that bacteria growth can happen in both teeth and tongue and these are the bacteria that cause your mouth to have bad breath.
Despite the fact that bacterial growth in the mouth is considerably normal because it occurs naturally whether you eat often or you eat less. Bad breath is an effect of the continuous bacterial growth which is heightened by the food particles left inside. So despite your efforts of brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing, if you don’t use tongue scrapers, you will likely continue to experience bad breath. It is a must that you use tongue scrapers regularly even if the idea itself makes you uncomfortable.
Save yourself from all the embarrassment of having bad breath by using tongue scrapers. If you’re not sure where to buy a tongue scraper or how to correctly use tongue scrapers to clean your tongue, contact Greenline Dental Centre and we’ll be happy to help you out.
Have you ever wondered what a cosmetic dentist does? Although it may seem as if the services that a cosmetic dentist offers are only made for mere improvement of the aesthetics of one’s teeth, cosmetic dentistry enhances more than just that. Apart from helping you have the perfect teeth, a cosmetic dentist could improve your confidence in yourself. And yet after learning all about what a cosmetic dentist does, do you have any idea when you should seek their expertise? Here are some of the reasons why you should consider cosmetic dentistry:
First, if you are missing a tooth and you want to know if it is still possible for you to have a complete set of teeth, then getting in touch with your cosmetic dentist is your most ideal option.
Second, if you feel uncomfortable with your dentures, they might just have enough knowledge to help you deal with your false teeth. In fact, you no longer have to deal with the discomfort that awkward-looking dentures usually give. Now, you can get your dentures fixed or replaced and finally smile with confidence again.
Third, you always have the option of seeking dental implants instead. Aside from dental implants looking more natural than any dentures, they can be more comfortable too and incredibly durable and natural-looking. Though you may not be a candidate for dental implants, depending on your jawbone strength and amount of gums, it’s worth investigating whether dental implants would be a good option for you. Please note, we don’t do implants in our office. Ask us for referrals!
All that a cosmetic dentist does is improve your life; it’s not just about having brilliant white teeth, it’s about having the confidence to go through life with a smile and a warm demeanor. See if the cosmetic dentists at Greenline Dental Centre can help you by setting up a consultation today.
Sometimes, accidents are just bound to happen. No matter how careful you are or how well you take care of yourself, you can never really be sure about anything that’s about to happen. The same is true with your dental health. It may seem highly unlikely that you’ll ever need an emergency dentist, but it is better to know you have access to help and not have it, than need it but not know where to find one.
When a person gets into a fist fight and loses a tooth in the process or you are eating a meal and you bite on something particularly hard and damage your tooth fillings, or maybe you snag your braces on something and damage your teeth…these are just some of the common things that happen in our daily lives that require you to find an emergency dentist as soon as possible.
The best thing to remember and prepare for these kinds of situations is to develop a strong and personal relationship with your family dentist. This ensures you know who to call or talk to when emergency dental situations arise. Developing a relationship with your dentist will be beneficial in the long run as they will have a working knowledge of your dental records and history, which means they’ll know what’s the appropriate measures to take to help you immediately. Finally, you can always ask your regular dentist if they can help when it comes to an emergency dentist, because if they are unavailable, most likely they know someone who they can recommend and trust to be able to handle any emergencies.
When it comes to unforeseen situations and accidents, it is better to be prepared than to be sorry. Always keep the number of your dentist saved in your mobile phone. You never know when you or someone you know will need help fast.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Greenline Dental Centre today.
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You know that you need to take care of your teeth and protect them from the development of plaque and cavities. But did you know that our teeth have their own natural protection? Tooth enamel is a type of tissue that coats the exposed parts of a tooth and it is one of the toughest substances in a person’s body. The strength of the tooth enamel comes from the many minerals that it contains.
Tooth enamel is also semi-translucent, meaning the coloration of tooth comes from the dentin which is underneath the enamel. It coats the top crown of the tooth and serves as the primary defense of our teeth against bacteria.
However, tooth enamel is not exactly indestructible. The types of food we eat can affect the strength of our enamel. Tooth cavities dissolve and destroy enamel by stripping the minerals that make it strong. One of the primary causes of tooth cavities is the consumption of sugary foods and acids. Sugars feed bacteria, and as bacteria work hard to propagate, they release acids, thus destroying enamel.
Because of the importance of tooth enamel in the protection of teeth, you need to take steps to protect it as well. Fluoride is one of the best ways to do that. Fluoride helps restore the lost minerals of the enamel and reinforces it. There are many natural sources for fluoride and a good example would be water. By regularly drinking and swishing water in your mouth, you can help wash away food debris and bacteria.
Once tooth enamel is destroyed, that leaves our teeth exposed and vulnerable. Having said that, most toothpastes today have been formulated with fluoride. So remember to brush your teeth daily because that can greatly help maintain the enamel of your teeth.
If you’re not sure how strong your enamel is, or if you would like to learn more about how your dentist can help protect your tooth enamel, contact Greenline Dental Centre.
Your smile is not just about having the perfect set of teeth. It is about getting the boost of self confidence that you get every day, every time you smile. Here are the Top 4 Common Dental Problems that you might end up with if you don’t maintain your teeth properly.
Brushing regularly, properly using dental floss and using a tongue scraper are all examples of how you can take care of your oral health. To top everything off, it is best that you seek a dentist to ensure that your teeth and overall oral health is in perfect condition, every time. Greenline Dental Centre is here to help you fight common dental problems and keep your smile in top shape.
When people talk about dental health or cleaning our teeth, most of the conversation is often diverted to the kind of toothbrush you use or if tooth whitening toothpastes actually work, and if mouth washes are really effective. After all of these discussions, flossing is barely mentioned despite the fact that it is just as important as brushing your teeth. Our team at Greenline Dental Centre has always championed the use of flossing and we can even teach you how to properly floss after brushing your teeth or after you’ve eaten. To give some importance to flossing, we will shed some light as to how flossing works.
Flossing is important in any dental hygiene regimen. It’s actually very important because flossing allows you to reach the parts or sides of teeth that the tooth brush always misses and is unable to clean. A floss is typically a white waxy string that which you slip in between your teeth to remove any food that’s stuck or any plaque buildup. It also gets to work on the linings of your gums to achieve the same dislodging effect. This is typically how flossing works on your teeth to keep it free from any periodontal disease.
When you start to floss, make sure you get in between of each and every tooth. Flossing is especially important for the back sets of teeth because these are the teeth we use to grind and mash food so they are quite prone to food getting stuck. Additionally, these are the parts that are most difficult to reach with a toothbrush so flossing is doubly important for them. There are also many kinds of floss to choose from. Some have flavors, while others are unwaxed or have different colors.
Now that you know how flossing works, it’s easy to see why brushing your teeth and using mouthwash is not enough for a complete dental hygiene regimen. Ask your friendly doctors at Greenline Dental Centre to give you tips on how to properly floss your teeth and get a clean white smile, with fresh breath.
When you wake up in the middle of the night because of a toothache, you can’t just dismiss it because it causes the kind of pain that makes you not sleep. What do you do then? Well, the first things thing that you need to do is to know what can be done to alleviate your situation. Once you know whom you can turn to for help, you can easily solve any situation that may need experts in emergency dentistry. Luckily for you, despite the terrible pain that a toothache could cause you, you have more than a handful of options to get rid of your pain.
If your gums are bleeding or your toothache doesn’t go away even after drinking pain relievers and worse it’s in the middle of the night, then the best place to get help is the ER. Although the ER staff may not be able to perform a cleaning or to provide root canal services, they would be able to help you relieve the pain.
Perhaps the best thing that you can do to yourself is to call Greenline Dental Centre. It is not all the time that you will find yourself in emergency situations but it is definitely helpful to have a dentist you can call for help whenever needed. There are several dentists who also offer weekend services. Ensuring that you have a reputable dentist you can depend on is enough to make you feel confident that you won’t suffer from oral health problems. If ever you do, they will know how to help you.
We want you to know that we are open and observing Covid-19 safety protocols. Patient health and safety is our #1 priority, and we use personal protective equipment for all our staff to serve you in a safe and healthy environment.
If you have missed or had to cancel your dental hygiene appointment or had to delay any treatment plans due to COVID-19, now is a good time to book your next appointment.
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