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Gum Disease

An Unlikely Pair: Heart Disease and Gum Disease

February is hearth health month, and the spotlight is on making heart-healthy choices. When most people think of day to day habits they can change to benefit their heart, diet is probably the first thing to pop into their heads. Others may think of incorporating exercise into your lifestyle, or quitting smoking. But there’s one [...]

Study Links E-Cigarette Vapors to Gum Damage

Many people have turned to electronic cigarettes over traditional cigarettes under the impression that e-cigarettes are less harmful to one’s health. That may be the case, but a recent study from New York’s University of Rochester Medical Center indicates that e-cigarettes are not without potential harms. The research is the first to find a direct [...]

Dental Floss is Still Boss

Over the past week, substantial media coverage has been devoted to the federal government’s removal of flossing from its newest dietary guidelines after decades of declaring that flossing was integral in the prevention of tooth decay and gum disease. So if you’re a regular flosser, should you continue to include flossing in [...]

Why Oral Health Is Critical to Overall Health

Many people think that because you go to a doctor for your body and a dentist for your mouth, that the two are somehow separate. However, the truth is that your oral health and overall health are actually closely linked, and if you don’t maintain good oral health through oral hygiene and regular dental checkups, [...]

Research Connects Marijuana Use to Gum Disease

New York’s medical marijuana law — the Compassionate Care Act — was signed into effect in 2014, with the state’s first dispensaries opening earlier this year, and it remains the subject of much debate amid a renewed push for broader legalization. Questions also remain about the health benefits and risks associated with marijuana use. While [...]