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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|

Research Shows E-cigarettes Cause Real Damage to Oral Health

You may have heard that smoking e-cigarettes, called vaping, are a good way to quit smoking conventional cigarettes. You may have heard that e-cigarettes are better for your health than cigarettes that contain tobacco. It's possible you heard that they aren’t bad for you at all. There’s a lot of rumor floating around about e-cigarettes, [...]

Scurvy Resurfaces in Sydney, Takes Toll on Oral Health

The recent outbreak of scurvy in Sydney reinforces the importance of diet to our overall well-being. The disease's oral health effects highlights the link between our systemic health and our oral health. Scurvy’s Return to Sydney Scurvy is caused by insufficient vitamin C, and the condition was a particular plague on sailors [...]

By |December 8th, 2016|Food, Gum Disease|

A Few Bacteria Make a Big Difference in Gum Disease

Gingivitis is a widespread form of gum disease. Conventional wisdom dictates that gingivitis can evolve into periodontitis--a severe infection that damages gum tissue and can eventually erode jaw bone that supports the teeth. But new research indicates that periodontitis is more than just advanced gingivitis, and perhaps the conditions aren't as closely [...]

By |September 16th, 2016|Gum Disease|

Research Takes Long-Term Look at Obesity, Gum Disease Link

The findings of a recent study with an Australian connection further strengthen the link between obesity and periodontitis, the severe form of gum infections broadly known as gum disease or periodontal disease. A New Look at Obesity and Gum Disease Prior research associated being overweight with an increased risk for periodontitis, but [...]

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