Every woman has her favorite parts of her own body. But she will also have some areas that she isn’t quite so keen on. For most women, it’s the legs that cause them feelings of self-consciousness. And that is normally because there are a few different problems they experience with them. Here are some very common leg hang ups that most women have, and what you can do about them. Continue reading
Gingivitis is a chronic infection of the gums that can lead to bleeding gums, tooth decay and ultimately, tooth loss. According to estimates, more than 90 percent of people over the age of 30 have some form of active gum infection in their mouth, and more than two-thirds of people over the age of 15 have gum disease.
What’s Causing The Epidemic?
It used to be thought that it was just sugar which primed the mouth for gum disease by creating an environment in which bacteria could flourish and attack the teeth. But clinicians are beginning to realize that it is actually more complex than this. Aside from the sugar content of food, most experts now suspect that oral hygiene may be affected by the so-called “stickiness” of food.
By this, they mean foods that have a tendency to stick to teeth and not be removed through brushing. While you might imagine that foods like dates and raisins might be the stickiest foods (and the most prone to causing infections in the mouth), this is not the case. In fact, the stickiest foods are often processed foods where the individual food constituents are finely powdered into flours and mixed with oils. Prime examples include things like cakes, cookies, pancakes, and chips. These foods stick to teeth and provide bacteria with a sustained source of food. Continue reading