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Are Dogs’ Mouths Really Cleaner than Humans’?

Dogs’ mouths are cleaner than humans’: urban myth, or is there some truth there? Either way, we’ve all likely heard the statement before, and promptly pictured our furry friend licking themselves or eating dirt. The answer, as it turns out, is a little more complicated, especially considering there are a few different ways to define [...]

Have Psoriasis? You Should See a Dentist

We know that oral health and overall health are closely linked. In fact, conditions like gum disease, tooth decay, and tooth infections are commonly linked to systemic conditions. And now a new study has illuminated another link: psoriasis and gum disease. This study shows that people with psoriasis are much more likely [...]

When Dental Care Can Save Your Life: Preoperative Dental Care Cuts Risks

We know that good oral health is a strong foundation for overall health. Now a new study shows a situation where getting dental care can literally save your life. In a large study in Japan, researchers found that getting dental care before surgery can reduce your risk of pneumonia and death. A [...]

Oral Health is Overall Health

Everyone knows that to keep your teeth and gums healthy, you need to practice good oral hygiene and brush and floss regularly. It’s been drilled into everyone’s heads that if you don’t brush your teeth, you’ll end up with cavities and maybe even missing teeth. But what may not have been drilled into your head [...]

Chew Your Food: It Could Protect You From Infection

As a kid, a parent may have told you to chew your food more as you gulped down a meal, eager to get back to playing. Or maybe as an adult, you’ve heard that rumor that you should chew your food 32 times before swallowing. Whether you’ve heard that it’s good for your teeth, helps [...]

By |February 17th, 2017|Food, Gum Disease|
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