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What’s the connection between your oral health and general health? Can you name the number one cause of tooth loss in adults? It’s not decay, accidents or teeth grinding. Instead, the culprit is periodontal (gum) disease—a “silent” malady that affects around one in two adults, yet often isn’t recognized until it has progressed to a…

The DOs and DON’Ts of keeping your mouth comfortable and healthy. Got saliva? OK, maybe that’s not going to catch on as a dental slogan, but the question is important for your health and well being. Saliva is the naturally beneficial fluid that keeps your mouth feeling moist and comfortable. It has many other important…

A healthy diet is important for your overall health and your oral health. Follow these healthy eating guidelines to help protect your teeth. Every food you eat or beverage you drink comes in contact with your teeth, which means those choices continually impact the health of your teeth and gums. Many foods in a typical…

Whether it’s waking up first thing in the morning with bad breath (dreaded morning breath), after eating certain foods or just most of the time, you may have experienced bad breath. The cause of bad breath may be certain diseases such as diabetes, respiratory infections, infected tonsils, stomach conditions and others. Studies report approximately 80…

How good are you at guessing someone’s age? Can you place them in the right year — or even the right decade? According to a recent study, this is harder to do if the person is smiling. That’s because we tend to perceive smiling faces as more youthful and attractive. Yet many of us start…

Despite the marvels of modern technology, tooth decay is still a prevalent disease on a global scale. Around 64 million Americans have a serious gum condition called periodontitis which is known to lead to other health issues. This equates to around half of the population over the age of 30. While gum disease has been linked to…

Contrary to what a lot of people think, dementia is not an inevitable part of getting older. It is caused by diseases like Alzheimer’s and is the fifth biggest cause of death worldwide. Alzheimer’s is preventable in some cases, but the problem is the direct causes of it aren’t fully understood. However, new research, published in…

It may come as a surprise, but mental health is closely related to oral health. Issues such as depression, stress, and anxiety can have an impact on the integrity of your teeth. According to the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, almost two-thirds of people diagnosed with depression reported experiencing a toothache, while half of all clinically…

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