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Gum Disease

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

Study Shows People with Diabetes Make Fewer Visits to the Dentist

Diabetes comes with many potential oral health complications. This means that people with diabetes should make more regular dental visits than people without diabetes. In some cases, it is recommended that they visit the dentist three or more times a year, rather than the twice annual visits recommended for most people. However, the Journal of [...]

By |May 10th, 2018|Cavities, Dentists, Gum Disease|Comments Off on Study Shows People with Diabetes Make Fewer Visits to the Dentist

How Common Are E-Cigarette Explosions?

Last week, a Hawaiian man lost four teeth when his e-cigarette exploded in his mouth. He got 40 stitches, and the loss of his teeth will have him looking for dental implants. He also suffered serious burns to his lips and hand. As e-cigarette usage becomes more common, we can expect more [...]

By |December 14th, 2017|Gum Disease, Tooth Injury|Comments Off on How Common Are E-Cigarette Explosions?

3 Ways to Fight Bad Breath

There’s little more embarrassing than having bad breath, particularly in social or professional situations where you’re interacting with people in close quarters. Bad breath can sour a date or make a meeting uncomfortable, not to mention that most people don’t enjoy the self consciousness and foul taste in the mouth that accompanies it. And if [...]

By |October 19th, 2017|Bad Breath, Gum Disease, Home Remedy, Hygiene, Root Canal|Comments Off on 3 Ways to Fight Bad Breath