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Nail biting can be harmful to your teeth

Nail biting can be harmful to your teeth

Nail biting can be a difficult habit to give up, but if you do not give up, your dental health may suffer much more than your manicure.

According to the Academy of General Dentistry, children or adults who chew nails can fracture, chip or wear their anterior teeth because of the stress caused by the habit. And those using orthodontic appliances create an even greater risk of root resorption (a root shortening) or dental loss, as the appliances already expose the teeth to increased pressure.

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Obesity, physical fitness and periodontal disease

Obesity, physical fitness and periodontal disease

A physically fit body can lead to a healthy mouth? You'll probably want to add regular exercise and maintaining a healthy weight to your oral health care routine, which already involves brushing, flossing, and dental visits. According to a study by Japanese researchers, people with healthy body weight and high levels of physical fitness had a lower incidence of severe periodontitis (gingival disease).

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How to prevent abdominal pain from reaching its peak

How to prevent abdominal pain from reaching its peak

Abdominal pain is a common problem, after all who never exaggerated a little at lunch and got that discomfort afterwards? It may be associated with a variety of everyday problems, such as poor digestion and gas, for example, and may end up causing discomfort all day long. "But this symptom can also be caused by pathologies in organs that stay in the abdomen or even pictures that radiate to the region, "explains the gastroenterologist Matheus Freitas Cardoso de Azevedo, of the São Camilo Hospitals Network, in São Paulo.

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