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…
Some of us are born with perfect smiles, but it’s rare. Young children often receive orthodontic treatment for crooked teeth, along with less-than-satisfactory oral bone development issues. Getting an orthodontic evaluation can have a plethora of benefits. Orthodontic treatments, including braces, are extremely common in children and young adults to ensure teeth grow healthy and…
The health benefits of apple cider vinegar are well documented. Despite a growing body of research supporting these health benefits, many Americans are still unaware of this simple yet powerful type of vinegar. In this article, we review a few key health benefits and offer tips for anyone interested in making apple cider vinegar a bigger part of daily nutrition.
Are you neglecting your teeth and gums? If so, you could be at risk for premature cognitive decline later in life. According to a new study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, aging adults with dementia also exhibit higher rates of oral disease.
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.
Nearly a half million Americans die of a smoking-related illness each year. Since the mid 1900s, an overwhelming body of research has demonstrated how smoking causes devastating harm to the mouth, lungs, heart, and other vital organ systems. Few habits are known to cause more harm to the body, yet an estimated 16 million Americans…
There is a well-documented link between smiling, happiness, and overall quality of life. In one study, researchers found that healthy adults who reported high levels of life satisfaction also happened to be smiling in high school yearbook photos. Other studies show similar correlations between gum health, happiness, and life satisfaction. Read more to learn simple ways to improve health, strengthen teeth, and build happiness!
In the wake of a new study, health professionals warn women who are pregnant to be aware of the risks of sleep apnea. This condition, which robs women of energy, oxygen, and quality rest, may have a profoundly negative impact on unborn children. Dental technologies like the DNA® Appliance may help by realigning the oral tissues, which may significantly reduce the intensity and incidence of sleep apnea over time.
Cavities are a serious problem among Americans, particularly those 55 years and wiser. Statistics estimate that about 9 in 10 adults ages 20-64 have at least 1 cavity (i). This sobering statistic seems to be fueled by poor dietary choices, with the typical Western diet high in added sugar and high fructose corn syrup. The good news: Better food choices may reverse this trend, leading to stronger and healthier teeth. Specifically, a new study indicates that probiotics may help to prevent cavities. Probiotics are most commonly found in yogurt, kefir, kimchee, kombucha, and also in specially formulated probiotic supplements.
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).