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Gum Disease

DNA Evidence May Link Gum Disease to Alzheimer’s

Ask just about any dentist and they’ll tell you: gum disease isn’t pretty. Starting out as red, irritated gums, when left unchecked, gum disease progresses into full-blown periodontal disease, which is considered the number one cause for tooth loss in America. But, wait! There’s more...and it isn’t pretty. As it turns out, [...]

By |June 19th, 2019|Gum Disease|Comments Off on DNA Evidence May Link Gum Disease to Alzheimer’s

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