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Is it time to change your toothbrush?

Is it time to change your toothbrush?

Your soft-bristled toothbrush may look new after several weeks of use. While it may not seem like a lot of time, it’s important to consider the toothbrush’s mileage. If you’re brushing twice a day for the recommended time, that’s a lot of use that’s gone into removing...

Gum disease linked to increased risk for COVID-19 respiratory failure

Gum disease linked to increased risk for COVID-19 respiratory failure

COVID-19 patients with gum disease are more likely to experience respiratory failure, according to the Journal of California Dental Association. The findings put a new focus on oral health and the importance of primary care physicians and their patients discussing...

Study identifies link between gum disease and dementia

Study identifies link between gum disease and dementia

Hundreds of species of bacteria roam inside the human mouth. Several of them can lead to periodontal disease. The disease arises from infected oral tissues that hold teeth in place, which cause bleeding gums and even tooth loss. A new study by the Journal of...

E-cigarettes endanger oral health

E-cigarettes endanger oral health

Inhaling the vapor of an e-cigarette is known to pose serious health risks to the heart, lungs and other organs. As the use of e-cigarettes and other vaping products increase, a scientific consensus is emerging on a lesser known danger: the harm vaping can inflict on...

How microbe levels inside mouth correlate to dental hygiene

How microbe levels inside mouth correlate to dental hygiene

What role does dental hygiene play in balancing microbes that live inside the mouth? A new study out of Colorado State University sheds light on the inquiry, revealing a correlation between levels of microbes and frequency of dental visits and hygiene. It comes as no...

Line drawn between flossing and cancer risk

Line drawn between flossing and cancer risk

Flossing is obviously a cornerstone of a good dental hygiene regimen. A new study, however, suggests that the benefits are more far reaching than fresher breath and healthier gums. Flossing removes plaque, especially in hard-to-reach areas that a toothbrush misses....

Five ways to prevent gum disease

Five ways to prevent gum disease

Did you know more than half of all American adults suffer from periodontal disease? Gum disease is common. Luckily, it is also treatable. But the dangers of gum disease are real. It can lead to tooth loss and bone deterioration. Some studies also indicate that...

What is Myofascial Pain Syndrome?

What is Myofascial Pain Syndrome?

If you suffer from consistent pain deep in your muscles, you may have Myofascial Pain Syndrome (MPS). It’s typically caused by inflammation, triggering pain, and tight muscle knots. The pain originates from the fascia, the connective tissue over the muscle. It's also...

How does a healthy mouth lead to overall health?

How does a healthy mouth lead to overall health?

The rewards of excellent oral health go beyond a sparkling smile and minty fresh breath. There’s a significant body of evidence that a direct line can be drawn between oral health and a healthy body. For instance, the mouth can show the first signs of nutritional...

What you should know about gum disease

What you should know about gum disease

Periodontal, also known as gum disease, is more common than you think. Nearly half of all adults over 30 years old suffer from gum disease, including gingivitis. It's a reason for concern as tooth decay and gingivitis are two of the biggest threats to dental health....

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