OraMD for Fresher Breath and Healthy Gums

Lexington, Kentucky August 2016 – OraMD showcases the benefits of using their product for good oral health, strong teeth, fresh breath and healthy gums.

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More and more cases of oral ailment are growing every day. Periodontal disease is one of the ailments Americans are going through every day. Periodontitis is an ailment wherein the gums around the tooth is inflamed or what we call gingivitis.  In periodontitis, gums pull away from the teeth and form spaces called pockets.  If not treated, the bones, gums, and tissue that support the teeth are destroyed. The teeth may eventually become loose and have to be removed.

There are many ways to prevent periodontitis. First, avoid smoking, smoking is one of the factors that affect our gums, plus smoking has elements that lower the chances of effective treatment. Diabetes is also one of the risk factor of having gum disease. Blood sugar is too high that gums easily break down. Pregnancy, a pregnant woman has low calcium and teeth are becoming weak. Malnutrition, if the person’s diet does not provide enough nutrition.

One out of two Americans aged 30 are suffering from gum disease.47.2 percent or 64.7 million American adults suffer from mild, moderate to severe periodontitis. This condition is more common in men than women (56.4% vs 38.4%), those living below the federal poverty level (65.4%), those with less than a high school education (66.9%), and current smokers (64.2)

There are signs wherein you will know if you have periodontitis or gum infection. Bad breath or bad taste that won’t go away, red or swollen gums, tender or bleeding gums, painful chewing, loose teeth, sensitive teeth, gums that have pulled away from your teeth, any change in the way your teeth fit together when you bite, any change in the fit of partial dentures.


OraMD came up with their product designed to fight periodontitis, the pure ingredients in OraMD are grown here in the United States, using select varieties of spearmint and peppermint oils with specific properties. Careful timing and farming precision is taken into account when growing, cold-pressing and curing the ingredients that we use in OraMD. The blend of essential oils has been clinically proven to eliminate periodontal bacteria, plaque buildup and bad breath while creating a fresh, clean and healthy environment for your mouth. OraMD has interdental access to clean the areas between your teeth and gums which can be hard to reach during normal brushing and flossing.  OraMD can be used as an all-natural mouthwash and a breath freshener. OraMD is safe and effective for everyone 3 years and older.  This blend of oils is also safe for braces, veneers, bonds, crowns, fillings and dentures.

They have OraMD Original Strength that is blended for the maintenance of a healthy mouth. OraMD Extra Strength more aggressive than the original one, that will help faster and more advanced for gum problems. OraMD Breath Spray has the same ingredients as the original strength but is formulated for bad breath on contact and you can use it on the go for fresher breath and strong gums.


Benefits of Using OraMD

Benefits of OraMD -The Mouth Doctor-Proper oral hygiene is about more than clean teeth and fresh breath; it is one of the best ways to help maintain good overall health. Good oral hygiene is essential to prevent dental decay and gum disease. With the proper daily use of dental hygiene tools, a low level of oral bacteria can be easily achieved. Studies have linked poor oral health with cardiovascular disease, low birth weight babies, lung infections and even cancer. People whose immune systems are compromised, for example those who are taking immunosuppressant drugs, are especially susceptible to systemic effects of poor oral health and must have clean mouths in order to avoid systemic complications such as lung infections.

In our busy lives, there are really times that we don’t have the time to seek for professional help from the dentist Sometimes people are just contented with brushing their teeth and using mouthwash. But there are lots of ways to take care not just our teeth but also our gums. Most of the time people first see the smile you put on your face when they first see you. And by this we should always see to it that we have a perfect and sparkling teeth and of course fresh breath as much as possible.

Proper dental hygiene is not just about brushing your teeth, using mouth wash, flossing and cleaning your tongue. We also need to check our lifestyle. We should always see to it that we also have a healthy lifestyle to prevent Periodontal disease causes infections of the structures around the teeth.

One of the leading brand which uses organic ingredients have come up with a good oral hygiene product.

We have enhanced the 4-Step OraMD Oral Hygiene Program with an all-in-one product, OraMD, which contain ingredients that are potent bacteria fighters. OraMD is an all natural liquid toothpaste, mouthwash and bad breath freshener. The pure ingredients in OraMD are grown here in the United States, using select varieties of spearmint and peppermint oils with specific properties. Careful timing and farming precision is taken into account when growing, cold-pressing and curing the ingredients that we use in OraMD. We support the hard work that these farmers put into raising these particular species of plants and expelling the oils from their leaves and seeds.

OraMD is organic that you don’t have to worry about the ingredients used in the production of the product. OraMD is safe and easy to use and is really helpful in fighting plaques and cavities even gum boil treatment for better and healthier mouth.

Our blend of essential oils has been clinically proven to:

  •         eliminate periodontal bacteria
  •         eliminate plaque build-up
  •         eliminate bad breath while creating a fresh, clean and healthy environment for your mouth.
  •         has interdental access to clean the areas between your teeth and gums which can be hard to reach during normal brushing and flossing
  •         safe and effective for everyone 3 years and older
  •         This blend of oils is also safe for braces, veneers, bonds, crowns, fillings and dentures.


Q And A DAY: Leukoplakia and Coconut Oil

question answerQuestion: What Is Oral Leukoplakia?

Answer: Leukoplakia is an asymptomatic lesion in the oral mucosa – a specialized type of tissue that lines the mouth. Oral cancer, especially oral squamous cell carcinoma, often develops out of these lesions. Periodontitis increases the risk of developing oral leukoplakia and mucosal lesions that are predisposed to become oral cancer, according to a recent study in Oral Oncology.

The study’s authors reported that the findings provide clues into the complex relationship between systemic and local disease. Other studies have shown that as many as 18 percent of oral premalignant lesions will develop into oral cancer.

The oral cancer rate attributed to leukoplakia is between six and 29 per 100,000, according to the authors. Smoking and drinking alcohol are the main risk factors for this disease, but acute infections in the oral cavity may contribute to the risk.

Question: Can coconut oil help fight tooth decay?

Answer: Coconut oil may help to prevent cavities, according to a recent study. Researchers from the Athlone Institute of Technology in Ireland found that enzyme-treated coconut oil – similar to what  would happen to coconut oil after it’s been digested – is able to stop the growth of cavity-causing bacteria.

The researchers conducted their study on untreated coconut oil and the enzyme-treated coconut oil. They put the oils up against Streptococcus bacteria, including the tooth decay-causing Streptococcus mutans strain, and found that the enzyme-treated oil stopped its growth.

“Incorporating enzyme-modified coconut oil into dental hygiene products would be an attractive alternative to chemical additives, particularly as it works at relatively low concentrations,” says study researcher Dr. Damien Brady. “Also, with increasing antibiotic resistance, it is important that we turn our attention to new ways to combat microbial infection.”

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DENTAL NEWS: Industry’s First Green Dentistry Conference Coming In May

green dentistry conferenceThe Eco-Dentistry Association will hold the 2013 Green Dentistry Conference – the industry’s first dental conference devoted exclusively to high-tech, environmentally-sound dental practices – May 3 and 4, 2013 at the Robert Redford Conference Center in Sundance, Utah.

The Eco-Dentistry Association provides education, standards and connection to support the success of the industry and the wellness lifestyle of the patients it serves. Green dentistry offers new opportunities for manufacturers, distributors, product innovators and industry educators to achieve success in the emerging model of wellness lifestyle dentistry. The conference’s goal is to showcase information and products dental professionals need to create and maintain state-of-the-art green practices.

Dental professionals scheduled to speak include:

  •  Gary Takacs, Takacs Learning Center – the essentials of branding and marketing a green dental practice
  • Marty Jablow, DMD, Paul Feuerstein, DMD, and John Flucke, DDS – how dental technologies reduce waste and save energy and boost the practice bottom line
  • Bill Roth, a noted sustainability author and speaker, will lead a break out group – Green Builds Business


Panel discussions will cover everything from building and financing a high-tech, green dental practice to creating a successful green hygiene program. Unique, small group, hands-on opportunities with dental technology such as lasers and CAD/CAM systems will also be available. Optional morning yoga and meditation will be available for all attendees and there will be presentations focusing on the importance of work-life balance to support personal and professional success. On Sunday, May 5, attendees will have the option of hiking in the 6,000 acres of wilderness adjacent to the Sundance Resort, and can participate in fly-fishing, golf or the spa.

Discounted early bird registration opens Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013 and Continuing Education credits will be available – attendance is limited to the first 100 registrants. Customizable sponsorship opportunities are available for companies offering green dental, green building, or wellness products and services.

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NEW STUDY: Preventing Tooth Decay By Blocking Key Receptors

tooth decay preventingScientists from the University of Pennsylvania have discovered a possible mechanism than can prevent and even halt tooth decay due to periodontal diseases. They say that blocking out molecular receptors that the bacteria targets during the start of the disease can stop the bacteria from growing in the mouth. The scientists research on mice showed that this strategy prevents the disease from progressing and in some cases prevents it.

Previous research had shown that porphyromonas gingivalis – the bacteria associated with many cases of periodontitis – hijacks a receptor known as C5aR. The receptor – present in white blood cells – is part of the immune system and can cause serious inflammation if triggered. By blocking this receptor the bacteria are able to not be affected by the body’s immune system, and as time passes, grow in the mouth and cause the inflammation to become more severe.

A study published in 2011 stated that mice lacked C5aR and therefore did not develop periodontal disease. They also lacked a set of proteins called toll-like receptors – known as TLRs that are involved in activation of immune cell response – and did not show bone loss associated with periodontitis.

The current study published in the Journal of Immunology – found that activating these receptors triggers an inflammation and that blocking just one receptor – C5aR – with an antagonist C5aRA reduced the inflammation by 80 percent. When the mice were given C5aRA two weeks after an infection, the strategy still worked and the inflammation was reduced by 70 percent.

“Regardless of whether we administered the C5a receptor antagonist before the development of the disease or after it was already in progress, our results showed that we could inhibit the disease either in a preventive or a therapeutic mode,” said Penn’s School of Dental Medicine’s George Hajishengallis.

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GUEST POST: A Quicker Way To The Perfect Smile

veneersA perfect set of white teeth can go a long way in boosting your morale and giving your face an overall appealing look. Cosmetic dentistry has come a long way and today whitening porcelain veneers are among the top selling services. One of the initial means of getting a set of white teeth was through the lengthy process of teeth whitening. There are however several advantages to going the veneer way.

The Benefits Of Whitening Veneers

There are cases where discoloration of the teeth is totally irreversible. In such cases the process of whitening can only give you a surface level cleaning, which will turn dull in a few days. Whitening veneers on the other hand are universal in terms of application and can serve as a permanent solution to such discolored teeth. The aesthetic levels you get with veneers are far superior to teeth whitening, simply because the whitening process alters the degree of discoloration, while veneers give your teeth a natural, white look. This is because of the porcelain which works similarly to enamel, reflecting only a certain amount of light. Being able to spot the difference between real teeth and veneers is not easy.

With veneers you have the benefit of having perfect white teeth for a long while to come. There is no need for multiple sittings as is the case with the whitening process. The color of your teeth remains naturally white for almost two decades if cared for the right way. You will not suffer from any discoloration or dulling of the whiteness of your veneers. Of course, the process itself is quite efficient and you can have it completed in a short while with long-lasting results, with only a one-time investment.

Porcelain veneers can be used, besides tooth whitening to cover up:

  • Teeth that are cracked or that have splintered due to an accident
  • To correct minor alignment issues without multiple procedures
  • To cover up any gaps in your teeth


Things To Consider

To get dental veneers, the cosmetic dentist you approach has to be someone who is experienced and who works with quality products. You can narrow down a specialist in your area based on recommendations you get. Visit each of these dentists and let them evaluate your case. Most first-time appointments and evaluations are done for free. If your dentist can show you some before and after pictures of cases that are similar to yours and which they have done earlier, it will help you get a better sense of the procedure and the end results.

Check on the pricing. What you have to remember is that the cost of the procedure can vary depending on the city you are in, the qualifications of your doctor, the clinic they practice in and other such factors. Be sure to have all the financial details worked out initially so that you are not worried about anything once the procedure is done.
With the right kind of planning and research, you will be able to get a set of white teeth that will definitely have heads turning.

Author Bio:

Jessica Spencer is a niche blogger and currently works for dental veneers in Bellevue.


NEW STUDY: The Link Between Gum Disease, Estrogen And Pregnancy

estrogen-pregnancyA new research study – by the University of Helsinki – shows that women with higher hormone levels have a greater chance of developing gum disease during pregnancy. The study found that the levels of the hormone estrogen – found in pregnant women – strongly determined their risk of developing gum disease. Women with higher levels of estrogen and dental plaque – during all three trimesters – had more pregnancy-related gum disease than those with lower levels.

The study also revealed that estrogen levels of pregnant women significantly increased during their second and third trimesters and returned to pre-pregnant levels after delivery. Women suffering with higher levels of plaque experienced more bleeding gums compared to those with less plaque.

Karen Coates, a dental advisor at the  British Dental Health Foundation, calls the research a positive step towards improving the oral health of pregnant women. “It takes on increased significance, given that only recently we have seen new research linking preterm births and severe gum disease,” she says. “High levels of oestrogen are commonly seen in healthy pregnancies, and this only reinforces the foundation’s message that pregnant women really have to look after their oral health throughout those nine months.

“The good news is that taking steps to prevent gum disease from developing are relatively simple. It’s never too late to start looking after your oral health, and becoming pregnant should act as a catalyst to do so for those who may have previously overlooked it. Regular cleaning, regular dental visits and a willingness to keep on top of a good routine will certainly help.”

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Dental Industry Loses Inefection Control Pioneer

James CrawfordJames Joseph Crawford, Ph.D., whose body of dental infection control work includes bringing attention to how saliva can be a vessel for easily spread pathogens, passed away on January 11 at age 81.

Dr. Crawford was born in Springfield, Ill. He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in microbiology from the University of Missouri and a Ph.D. in microbiology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His post doctorate work at the UNC School of Medicine involved investigations of the bacteria in the nasal passages that cause hearing loss in children with cleft palates. This led to Crawford’s study of anaerobic organisms in the mouth and dental infections.

Crawford joined the UNC School of Dentistry in 1963 and later became a professor of microbiology there. His achievements also included consulting with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the ADA Council on Dental Therapeutics and the ADA Council on Dental Materials, Instruments and Equipment.

Dental Treatment Protection

Dr. Crawford also developed If Saliva Were Red – a visual depiction of how pathogens may be spread through saliva during the practice of dentistry. The Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention teamed with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 2003 to produce a video of the same name to illustrate how contamination can occur from routine dental treatment and how to take proper precautions to protect dental workers and patients.

Dr. Crawford was also a founding officer of the Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention. In 1998, OSAP established an annual award in Dr. Crawford’s name recognizing lifetime achievement in dental infection prevention and control and honored him as the first recipient. John Molinari, Ph.D., a microbiologist and consultant to the ADA Council on Scientific Affairs, and another founding officer of OSAP, was the second recipient of this award. “He (Crawford) brought microbiology and science into the area of dental infection control,” Dr. Molinari said. “Before then, there were clinical things, such as not wearing gloves. Some things were being sterilized, but others weren’t. He saw what was happening. He saw the potential for hepatitis B infection and other infections, and he was the first one to say, ‘We need to do something about it.’ ”

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Q & A Day: Fighting Off Bad Breath

question answerQuestion: Are there any tips you can give me to fight off bad breath?

Answer: Yes! Bad breath is typically caused by not following a good oral hygiene routine, but different infections can also play a role. Be sure to brush and floss your teeth daily.

To keep your gastrointestinal tract health and infection-free, make sure your diet consists of fruits, vegetables, proteins, carbohydrates and plenty of fluids such as water. Eat lots of citrus fruits – grapefruits, oranges and lemons – to improve your breath quality and activate mouth saliva to help keep bacteria away. Eat fibrous fruits and vegetables too – like apples, carrots and celery – to enhance saliva production and reduce plaque build-up. Take fish oils supplements – for the omega-3 to reduce mouth bacteria – or add fish to your diet.

Incorporate natural ingredients into your diet. Magnolia bark contains the natural ingredients magnolol and honokiol, which contain antibacterial ingredients and kill most mouth bacteria. Cinnamon sticks also contain basic oils that kill mouth bacteria. Black tea contains antioxidants that reduce plaque buildup as well and restrain bacteria development.

Use OraMD all-natural liquid toothpaste/mouthwash/breath freshener and follow an oral hygiene program to take care of your mouth and gums.

OraMD recommends its 4-Step Oral Hygiene Program for your good oral health routine.

1)      Brush normally twice a day – in the morning and evening – with 2 to 5 drops of OraMD on your toothbrush

2)      Floss every evening before brushing – or more frequently as needed – and get any food particles out from between teeth

3)      Use OraMD as a mouthwash twice a day – in the morning and evening – to kill the bacteria in the entire mouth including the back of the tongue. Put 2 to 5 drops into an ounce of water and then swish and gargle.

4)      Use OraMD in the mid-morning or mid-afternoon as needed. Put 2 to 5 drops on the tip of your tongue to coat the gum line and teeth to kill bacteria and keep your breath fresh.


DENTAL READING: Sciences Social Network Unveils Dentistry Category

audiology dentistryFor those interested in learning much more about dentistry, the Sciences Social Network – through its website ScienceIndex.com – has unveiled several new sections including a dentistry category that covers the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of teeth diseases. The section contains over 9,200 articles partly derived from over 100 scientific dentistry journals. The latest articles in this section are also available through a dentistry section RSS feed.

ScienceIndex.com is an Audiology and Dentistry Sciences Social Network established in 1998 to index the very latest news, headlines, references and resources from science journals, books and websites worldwide. The site covers news in all fields of biology, business, chemistry, engineering, geography, health, mathematics and society. The new dentistry category is located in the field of health sciences. A new audiology section – also in the health sciences section – has also been established. The health sciences category covers prevention, treatment, and management of illness by medical health professions. Its other sections include dermatology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, healthcare, immunology, medicine, neurology, nutrition, oncology, pathology, pharmacology, psychiatry, psychology, radiology, rheumatology, and surgery.

The Sciences Social Network contains over 1.93 million posts distributed among its 75 categories – 83,700 users monitor over 15,000 journals publishing within the scope of the site. Due to its further improved software platform, the delay between original publication and appearance at ScienceIndex.com is no more than 24 hours.

An article recently included in the dentistry section demonstrates elevated oral and systemic levels of soluble triggering receptor expressed on myeloid cells-1 (sTREM-1) in periodontitis. The aim of this study was to investigate the sTREM-1 concentrations in saliva and serum of individuals without periodontitis and persons with chronic or generalized aggressive periodontitis. The authors concluded that the increased oral and systemic levels of sTREM-1 in periodontitis denote a value for this molecule as a biomarker for the disease and may also have implications in the association between periodontal infections and systemic inflammatory response.

Another dentistry article provides evidence that brain activity is associated with human unilateral chewing. Brain mechanisms underlying mastication have been studied in non-human mammals but less so in humans. The authors, therefore, used functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to evaluate brain activity in humans during gum chewing. Their results provide evidence for specific brain areas associated with chewing in humans and demonstrated that brain activation patterns may dynamically change over the course of chewing sequences.

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