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I will try to answer your question by using another perspective (risk factors for infertility). MALE Among the main causes of male infertility, "idiopathic" causes (ie not du to endocrine problems, genetic defects or sperm transport problems) represent 40%. In the last decades, increasing attention has been given to environmental factors. Here a brief ...


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Short You should brush, 20-30 minutes after eating on the night (just before you sleep) and, 10-20 minutes before eating your breakfast. Midday brushing, is not essential for most albeit, it's highly dependent on your dietary habits. The same rule applies: 20-30 minutes after eating or 10-20 minutes before eating. The time-rule is influenced/is-in-place to ...


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Yes. The acid in the food can harm the enamel and brushing it to soon can remove it. So wait at least 30 minutes, brush before or avoid acidy foods. Mayo Clinic: If you've eaten an acidic food or drink, avoid brushing your teeth for at least 30 minutes. These acids weaken tooth enamel, and brushing too soon can remove enamel. If you know you're going ...


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Good evening, The reason the abscesses in your mouth won't heal on their own is due to: The fact that the mouth is one of the areas of the body with the most bacteria Therefore, the immune system cannot get ride of all bacteria, especially when they reside in or around teeth, which are relatively poorly vascularised and doesn't regenerate after being ...


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Original Answer This comes from my high-school chemistry book (in German): Hexanhexol (sorbitol) is common in apples, cherries and other fruits. The sweet taste comes from the OH-Groups within the molecule. […] Sorbitol is half as sweet as sugar (glucose), but does not cause carries. Furthermore, foods containing sorbitol feel cool in the mouth, as ...


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As @LangLangC pointed out, bis in die is Latin for twice a day. However, usually drugs come with a prescription information a bit more elaborate, and twice a day is more commonly abbreviated as B.I.D. This example and further examples can be found here. In this example, p.o. (per os, latin for through the mouth) means oral consumption, and b.i.d (bis in ...


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Couldn't find any articles directly looking at effervescent tablets and dental problems, so I took a more broad look and searched for citric acid's effect on teeth. The combination of citric acid and sodium bicarbonate are routinely used in effervescent tablets designed for human consumption (according to Wikipedia ;). Citric acid is commonly found in many ...


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I'll limit this to alcoholic mouthwash and capsaicin, the chief spiciness compound in chilis. Alcoholic mouthwash I am too much of a wuss to do spicy foods. However, when I read the "burning off tastebuds" in title of your question, what came to mind was the real reason why I use alcoholic mouthwash -- for that sensation that comes around after 30 seconds ...


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First, some quote from British Fluoridation Society webpage (which text is based on some article authored by dr Levine, author of "The action of fluoride in caries prevention. A review of current concepts"): The relationship between fluoride and tooth decay is complex and probably not yet fully understood. However, it is known that fluoride interferes ...


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The answer to your specific question in particular, is rather indefinitive. However, when a the bean/extract of the Coffea canephora plant is used in a strong brew of black coffee it was shown to significantly defend the teeth from bacteria upon exposure! Cavities, are caused by bacteria! The conclusion of this study clearly shows that the very high ...


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The yeast (fungus) that causes thrush or yeast infection in both men and women are of the genus Candida. These fungi can be found as normal flora on skin however outgrowth results in yeast infection. Candida albicans, which is most likely the strain of thrush you saw on the lady, can be transmitted by both sex and oral sex. Most likely your mucosal immune ...


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Swishing with warm salt water may not help to prevent mouth disease in otherwise health individuals. Salt water rinse can be used as adjunct to routine mechanical plaque control for prevention of oral diseases. The study participants would have experienced some improvement not specifically associated with the therapeutic properties of the test ...


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One reason the mouth heals quickly because it's very well vascularized (meaning it has a lot of blood vessels). Yes, the mouth does have a lot of bacteria, but so does the rest of you: humans contain 10x more bacterial cells than human cells, and a lot of those bacteria are extremely helpful to have around. Natural bacteria alone will not reduce healing. ...


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Is dental floss really effective? The evidence shows that we don't know. Here the main issue is the lack of good evidence. How we find how effective is? Simple: we took a group of people with similar age, similar dental status, and divide randomly to one group who will use floss and other who don't. Then, we wait for one, two or five years and compare ...


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Like almost all products, there are some side effects that come with using chlorhexidine gluconate mouthwash (CGM). Luckily, they are usually very minor and the ones that are more serious are extremely rare. WebMD1 lists some of the common side effects of using CGM, such as teeth and mouth discoloration, taste problems, and an increase of tartar formation in ...


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First of all, the leaflet in question also states: Your doctor will tell you how much Daktarin oral gel to take and for how long you should take it. It is essential that your therapy is supervised by a physician, primarily because infections of the stomach and the gut may be serious. The doctor can monitor how you respond to therapy in terms of ...


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A tongue may have this appearance due to build up of dead cells on the surface. And then it's worse after not being used as there is no friction from food removing dead cells that might be trapped between the papillae. Some tooth brushes have another side that can be used to brush the tongue to remove these cells.


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As it is a front tooth, root canal and tooth coloured filling like composite is enough. A full crown is strongly recommended if the tooth is a back or posterior tooth in order to survive the strong masticatory forces. A root canal filled tooth has more chances of fracture when under masticatory stress compares to natural teeth. That is why a crown is ...


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It should be possible to just do the root canal treatment and cover that with a small composite filling on the tongue side of the tooth. My opinion is that this is the ideal way to treat the tooth assuming that there is not a big filling or a big break in the tooth right now. (Doing a full crown over a front tooth that has a root canal greatly weakens the ...


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Oral bacteria requires tiny amounts of carbohidrates to survive. In long term fast, the glicoproteins from the saliva brings necessary carbohidrates to them to survive. But the main actor from diet, from the bacteria perspective, is the sugar, so, a sugar fast could change the composition of oral microbiota. Now, we have the evidence that is the ...


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There is no difference between real and added sugar. Glucose (C6H12O6) as an example can be an additive or a "original" nutrition of any natural product. Carbonated water with sugar additives therefore has the same increasing chance of caries (and cavities) as the same amount of sugar as what companies might advertise as "Carbonated water with real sugar". ...


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Conclusion As your source points out, there are Health concerns with some acrylic mouthguards, if they contain BPA. However, the concerns are, according to the FDA, negligible and propose no danger to you. Ask your dentist whether the mouthguard in question does contain BPA and act accordingly.** As required, the Schein MSDS for “Easy Flow Acrylic ...


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First of all: even brushing with nothing – except the dry brush – is better for dental hygiene than doing nothing at all. Before the invention of the tooth brush people were actively caring for their teeth. One interesting example is found in the "toothbrush tree", which has a number of beneficial attributes. To address the questions: Abrasiveness is ...


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My oral surgeon told me the same thing ( apparently) but with more info. The bone of the upper jaw is less dense and grows back faster ; implants in the upper jaw were given 3 months to become solid. Implants in the more dense lower jaw were given 6 months to become solid. The higher density of the lower jaw makes it stronger.


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About sugar-sweetened beverages (SSB), the ingestion of 1-2 SSB daily increment the caries incidence at least in 31% (Source) The use of carbonate drinks without sugar added increase the incidence of dental erosion (source). Hence, any carbonated liquid is associated with dental erosion. If you add sugar, then is also associated with dental caries.


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Mucoceles can rupture. Usually that will resolve them though. If it persists, it needs a doctor most likely. You can find more details on that here and explanation of what a doctor would do for one that isn't resolving after rupture. http://www.steadyhealth.com/medical-answers/oral-lesions-oral-mucocele-and-canker-sores


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According to this page, http://sunvalleypediatricdentistry.com/statistics-brushing-flossing-oral-health/ 50% of Americans floss daily, 31% floss less regularly, and 18% do not floss at all.


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It's just a rough initial check. Sensitive teeth are indicative of exposed dentin, but not necessarily tooth decay. Teeth have layers to them: The top layer (enamel) is composed almost entirely of hard minerals. It is impermeable, and totally insensitive to physical stimuli. However, the next layer (dentin) is a little softer, and has many thin channels ...


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I didn't find any study about fasting and oral flora but in this study (PubMed Central, 2005), fasting for 8 days did not significantly change the intestinal flora in patients with fibromyalgia and rheumatoid arthritis. Even if the mouth flora can change after fasting, it sounds logical that it would change back when you start to eat (the same foods) again. ...


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As far as I know taking zinc pills increase the volume of your sperm. Also avoiding hot baths/creating a fresh environment for your scrotum increases the sperm count. Maybe some exercises to increase testosterone helps too. For best advice man you gotta see a health care professional.


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