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Gum Disease

Is There a Gum Disease Diet?

In the early stages, you’ll probably notice plaque build-up, which causes your gums to become red and inflamed. This stage is known as gingivitis (gum inflammation), and can progress into full blown periodontitis that may result in bone and tissue damage, eventually leading to tooth loss. Both are forms of gum disease. If [...]

By |April 10th, 2019|Gum Disease|Comments Off on Is There a Gum Disease Diet?

Rewriting History With Teeth

After discovering a rare and expensive pigment in the dental plaque of a woman who lived some time between the 11th and 12th century, researchers at Ohio State University are rewriting history. Published in the journal Science Advances, the study hoped to provide a reimagined picture of the 11th century, the role of women, and [...]

By |February 6th, 2019|Gum Disease, Hygiene, Tooth Trivia|Comments Off on Rewriting History With Teeth

3 Ways to Fight Dry Mouth

Excessively dry mouth or xerostomia is a relatively common disorder with some devastating effects. Saliva is our mouth’s natural defense against tooth decay. It washes away food debris before it can form into plaque, and helps to regulate your mouth’s microbiome, keeping some particularly nasty bacteria from overpopulating your mouth. Without it, we’re 30 percent [...]

By |January 10th, 2019|Cavities, Gum Disease, Preventitive Dentistry|Comments Off on 3 Ways to Fight Dry Mouth

Brushing Away High Blood Pressure

High blood pressure or hypertension affects nearly 1 in 3 adults in the United States, totalling nearly 75 million Americans. What’s worse is that nearly one third of those 75 million may not know they have it, putting them at greater risk for stroke or heart attack. According to a new study conducted out of [...]

By |December 13th, 2018|Gum Disease, Hygiene|Comments Off on Brushing Away High Blood Pressure

Bacteria and Your Oral Health

It’s only within the last twenty-years that we’ve discovered just how important bacteria is to our bodies. The human “microbiome,” as it is often referred, has bacteria that outnumber human cells nearly 10 to 1. In fact, if someone were to collect all of our bacteria into a bucket, it would weigh between three and [...]

By |June 21st, 2018|Gum Disease, Hygiene|Comments Off on Bacteria and Your Oral Health