This tooth-mounted sensor helps you watch what you eat

This tooth-mounted sensor helps you watch what you eat

Scientists have designed a way to precisely monitor the food we eat using a sensor on our tooth. No longer will we be able to get away with that bag of chips when no one's looking.

The links between diet and health are deep and complex. In their simplest terms, we know that we should eat more fresh food and much less processed salty, fatty, sugary, and delicious food.

However, in the real world, there are plenty of shades of gray in-between.

Because scientists now know that diet is a very important factor in health, getting to grips with what we eat, how much we eat, and when we eat it is of growing importance.

Midlife tooth loss may compromise heart health

Midlife tooth loss may compromise heart health

Tooth loss in middle age is tied to a higher risk of cardiovascular disease, independent of traditional risk factors such as high blood pressure, poor diet, and diabetes.

This was the conclusion of preliminary research led by Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine in New Orleans, LA, and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in Boston, MA.

Soft food and mechanical soft food diets

Soft food and mechanical soft food diets

The soft food diet is one that includes foods that are easy to chew and swallow and excludes foods with a hard texture. With careful planning, it is still possible to eat a tasty, balanced diet from a variety of soft foods.

The mechanical soft food diet is another name for the diet, and refers to using equipment, such as blenders or food processors, to make food into a smooth puree.

In this article, we take a look at the foods to include and those to avoid when following a soft food diet.

When should someone follow this diet?

There are many situations where people are advised to follow a soft food diet:

What causes the bitter taste in the mouth?

What causes the bitter taste in the mouth?

A bitter or bad taste in the mouth could be a normal response to eating sour foods. However, when the taste lasts for a long time or happens unexpectedly, it can be concerning.

Taste is a very complex sense that can be affected by many factors, including poor dental hygiene, dry mouth, or pregnancy.

Treating a constant bitter taste would need treating any underlying conditions; however people can manage the unpleasant taste with some simple homemade remedies in the meantime.

In this article, we cover 13 possible causes of a bitter taste in the mouth. We also discuss symptoms and treatments

Signs and symptoms

What do we achieve with a good dental hygiene?

What do we achieve with a good dental hygiene?

Most of the people know that poor dental hygiene can lead to tooth decay, bad breath and gum disease, but not brushing your teeth could also lead to more serious diseases.

Here we are going to investigate what other - perhaps unexpected - health conditions are affected by poor dental health.

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Alberta's overwhelming dental costs are part of a national problem

Alberta's overwhelming dental costs are part of a national problemMultiply similar costs across the country and you have a solid economic argument for growing publicly funded dental care in Canada.

Last year, a provincial government report found that dental procedures cost up to 44 per cent more in Alberta than in neighbouring provinces. Does this inflated cost affects dental health? You bet.

The forecast for global dental imaging market

The forecast for global dental imaging marketThe global dental imaging market is anticipated to rise with a CAGR of 8.38% over the forecast period of next 8 years. The revenue generated by the market is expected to reach $4526 million by the end of 2025. The market is primarily being propelled by the rising demand for oral care and cosmetic surgery. The variety of technological advancements such as the emerging 3D imaging technology is significantly contributing to the market opulence.

Ontario Ministry of Labour's new laws

Ontario Ministry of Labour's new lawsAs we all know Ontario’s economy, like others around the globe, has changed. Work is different and, for many workers, less secure. Many people struggle to support their families on part-time, contract or minimum-wage work, and a lot of them are not able to take some time off due to illness.

In order to create more opportunity and security for workers in this changing economy, Ontario Government has introduced the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017. It was passed on November 22, 2017.

Some of the highlights are:

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