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Gum Disease

4 Ways Smoking Is Hurting Your Oral Health

Did you know that smoking-related healthcare costs the average New York household nearly $1,500 annually in taxes? That’s because just over 14% of New Yorkers are smokers — that’s nearly one million people. The health consequences of smoking are so severe that it causes one in ten deaths globally, according to a recent study. If [...]

Your Teeth Could Predict How Long You’ll Live

It’s easy to think of oral health as a niche area of health, separate from your overall health. But that couldn’t be further from the truth. In fact, your oral health is so tightly tied to your overall health that some studies have even found that the health of your teeth can be directly correlated [...]

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

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 your Regular Check Ups and Teeth Cleaning Rockland County