Vitamin B: A Holistic Overview

Around 3 million cases of tooth decay are reported per year, often caused by excess bacteria, high sugar consumption and poor dental health habits. When decay goes untreated, cavities can form, increasing the odds of infection or tooth loss. But even if you do your best at brushing, flossing, visiting the dentist and eating healthy,…

Gum Health

Gum disease is a harmful condition that affects many adults, whether the damage is mild or severe. Gum disease, or Periodontitis as its formally known, is an infection of the soft tissue in the gums that surrounds the teeth. Research shows a link between gum disease and other health concerns including heart disease, pneumonia and…

Aside from the aesthetic implications of failing to care for your teeth and gums, poor oral health poses major threats for your entire wellbeing. Many common ailments and diseases are said to be linked to the oral cavity, including heart disease, diabetes, osteoporosis, obesity, lung conditions and rheumatoid arthritis. One study shows that people with serious…

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Sometimes, the urge to fall asleep trumps the nightly routine. Most of the time, however, missing your evening must-dos can be avoided. Hopping into bed at the same time every night is the best way to achieve a full eight hours of rest. Plus, maintaining a regular routine before your head hits the pillow forces…

Improve Oral Health at Home

Succumbing to the latest health trends might be part of your plight to achieve a fit physique, but do you select foods to help keep your mouth in tip-top shape? Much like overindulging in calories, failing to pay close attention to which foods impact teeth and gums is irresponsible. Consider the three following strategies for…

Gum Health

In the past, your dental professional might have warned you about gingivitis – or the mild form of gum disease that can usual be reversed by a more rigid home cleaning routine and regular office cleanings. In fact, many adults in the U.S. suffer from some form of gum disease or another, whether it be…

Last week, we explored how smoking cigarettes has recently been shown to alter the oral microbiome and increase the risk of developing tooth decay. This week, a new study has been published suggesting an even more fatal link between oral bacteria and health. According to a study presented at the American Association for Cancer Research annual meeting, changes in mouth bacteria have been linked to the development of pancreatic cancer.

Can gum disease cause arthritis? Physicians have been interested in the possible connection between gum disease and arthritis since as early as 1980. In one of the newest studies on periodontitis and swollen joints, physicians studied over 6,100 men between 1987 and 1998 to assess the prevalence of each condition. One shocking discovery: Of the men studied, those with severe gum disease were twice as likely to suffer with sever symptoms of Rheumatoid arthritis (RA).

Difficult things are often the most rewarding. And when it comes to oral health, this concept is particularly true. Flossing is one of the most difficult habits to adopt—most children and adults recoil at the idea of having their teeth flossed during a dental cleaning, much less every night. Yet flossing is one of the most important oral hygiene habits to develop.

This Valentine’s Day, the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) encourages men and women of all ages to love the gums you’re with. This health initiative spreads awareness for the holistic connection between the mouth and body—emphasizing the ways gum disease may significantly increase your risk of developing other serious illnesses. Visit this article to learn more about the AAP, gum disease, and ways to prevent serious illness.

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