Knowing Tooth Decay And Its Modern Treatments

Written by Charlene J. Nuble

"Tooth decay, also known as dental cavities, or dental caries, is a disease that is five times more common than asthma and seven times more common than hay fever." -- Michael C. Alfano, Dean ofrepparttar New York University College of Dentistry.

As warned byrepparttar 150005 World Health Organization, tooth decay is one ofrepparttar 150006 world's most prevalent health problems in industrialized and especially in developing countries. An estimate of 90% people inrepparttar 150007 United States has at least one cavity. Children and senior citizens arerepparttar 150008 two groups of people at highest risk.

In children, it usually happens when sugar-laden foods such as candies are frequently left onrepparttar 150009 teeth. Inrepparttar 150010 mouth, there are bacteria that live in plaque (a sticky, whitish film produced by our saliva) that convertrepparttar 150011 sugar into acids. These acids eat awayrepparttar 150012 tooth's protective coating also known asrepparttar 150013 enamel. Excessive destruction of this outer surface ofrepparttar 150014 tooth results in tooth decay.

What makes adults also prone to being afflicted with tooth decay is when aging causes gums to move back fromrepparttar 150015 teeth. Combined with gum disease, this gum recession exposesrepparttar 150016 tooth root to plaque. This will causerepparttar 150017 breakdown ofrepparttar 150018 tooth root. People who already have a number of dental restorations (fillings and crowns) may also suffer from tooth decay, especially aroundrepparttar 150019 teeth's edges, or margins.

The cost of spoiling your sweet tooth. Tooth decay, particularly inrepparttar 150020 front teeth, may become an impediment towards achieving a pleasing appearance, thus affecting self-esteem. Cavities can also impact an individual's emotional and social well being by causing pain and discomfort from toothache. In addition to this, it can also cause some serious health problem like malnutrition by interfering with an individual's ability to eat certain foods. If tooth decay is not treated early, complication from infection could cause swelling ofrepparttar 150021 face and neck, fever and blood poisoning.

Prevention is a lot less expensive AND less painful than treatment. Although tooth decay remains as one ofrepparttar 150022 most common chronic disease, today many people are in better oral health than before. The consolidated effort of dental associations and many other health organizations in raising oral health consciousness,repparttar 150023 support ofrepparttar 150024 government, and cooperation fromrepparttar 150025 public made this improvement attainable. Several community-based programs aimed at solving oral health dilemmas are carried out. These include extending fluoridated water and schools having sealant projects for children. However, these programs cannot reach many remote areas where ethnic minorities are and where many people are living in poverty. Their access to formal education and dental care is very limited. This showsrepparttar 150026 need for more community-based dental programs to help people take care of their teeth.

8 Ways To Fall In Love With Fitness

Written by Richard Moore

No, it's not impossible. You can fall in love with exercise instead of having that dreaded feeling every time you lace up your sneakers. The trick to falling in love with fitness is finding something you love to do, and trying new things because you may discover a dormant passion for line dancing, snow shoeing, or even something as exotic as fencing. It's time to uncover your inner athlete and fall in love all over again!

Balls, Bosu and Barrels If you wererepparttar kid who was always climbingrepparttar 149959 monkey bars and ropes atrepparttar 149960 park, you'll have tons of fun getting fit with these fitness tools. Exercise balls can be used for all kinds of abdominal exercises, a Bosu is a neat device for balance training and core stability exercises, and you can use a small barrel for practicing Pilates all inrepparttar 149961 comfort of your own home. So next time your atrepparttar 149962 park with your kids, they'll be chasing you onrepparttar 149963 monkey bars!

Square Dancing This energetic style of dance may look strange to you but it's great exercise and great fun! This folk dancing tradition has existed in Canada for hundreds of years and has maintained its popularity as a social activity often deemed "friendship set to music." Now this form of dance is even more popular as people are doh-si-dohing their way to being fit! Don't knock IT before you try it! You may forget you're getting fit because you're having so much fun!

Snowshoeing Snowshoes are thousands of years old, and Native Canadians used to use snowshoes as a form of transport. Only inrepparttar 149964 last century has snowshoeing become a recreational sport. Now, Canadians acrossrepparttar 149965 country are strapping on their snowshoes and heading forrepparttar 149966 trails to spend some time outdoors, at one with nature, while boosting cardiovascular fitness and toning their backsides. Today's modern snowshoes are typically lightweight, aluminum frames with fabric decks and strap bindings as opposed torepparttar 149967 classic bent-wood frames crisscrossed with rawhide strips. In recent years, many celebrities have talked aboutrepparttar 149968 physical benefits of snowshoeing, especially when it comes to toning your glutes and quads.

Snowshoes are inexpensive compared to skis and snowboards, and snowshoeing is not a difficult sport, but don't let that fool you into thinking you are not getting a good workout. Using poles, whether specially designed for snowshoeing or made for cross-country skiing, they will help you maintain balance and give your upper body a good workout too, especially when you're doing some intense climbing.

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