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Why You Should Get an Oral Bacteria DNA Test

Our mouths are filled with numerous types of bacteria, but at least seven types of oral bacteria have been found to cause periodontal disease if not properly cleansed from the mouth each day. Unfortunately, due to poor dental hygiene or genetic susceptibility, millions of Americans end up developing some form of gum disease, which has  Continue Reading »

What is the Link Between Cancer and Gum Disease?

When your dentist tells you to brush and floss your teeth every day, you’re doing more for your health than simply preventing cavities. As numerous studies have determined, your oral health is directly linked to your overall physical and mental health. In fact, one of the most serious health risks linked to gum disease is  Continue Reading »

Does Periodontitis Damage Your Cardiovascular Health?

Did you know that brushing and flossing your teeth each day is not only keeping your teeth and gums healthy, but also protecting your heart? While scientists have determined that there is a link between oral health and cardiovascular disease, the specific cause has only recently been uncovered.  For example, the Academy of General Dentistry  Continue Reading »

The Oral Origin of Alzheimer’s Disease

In the past year, researchers have uncovered more details about the oral-systemic link between mouth infections and other diseases of the mind or body. Recently, researchers published a paper in the Journal of Oral Microbiology providing a possible connection between oral infection and Alzheimer’s disease. Across the globe, roughly 44 million people suffer from the  Continue Reading »

It’s in Your Kiss: What You Should Know about Contagious Oral Bacteria

When examining the oral-systemic link between periodontal disease and total health, it is important to identify how gum disease begins in the first place. Poor dental hygiene, sugary foods, and smoking are all well-known culprits, but did you know that the oral bacteria that causes tooth decay, which may lead to gum disease, is contagious?  Continue Reading »

What is the Oral-Systemic Link Between Periodontal Disease and Total Health?

In the past few years, countless studies have been published demonstrating how poor oral health is connected to systemic diseases, such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, stroke, arthritis, and even pregnancy issues. While both dental and medical professionals agree that some oral systemic links are more well established than others, such as the link between periodontal  Continue Reading »

Sedation Dentistry Can Help Calm Patients

Visiting the dentist is an anxiety-inducing, terrifying experience for a good number of men and women. Some people even have a phobia of going to the dentist, called odontophobia or dental phobia. In some cases, this causes people to avoid going to the dentist, which is bad for oral health and can lead to many  Continue Reading »

Should You Floss Before or After You Brush Your Teeth?

In addition to brushing your teeth before going to bed (or even after every meal!) flossing is an essential step in protecting your teeth and gums from harmful plaque and bacteria. But while it may be well known that you should floss your teeth at least once a day, one of the most common questions  Continue Reading »

Does the Strength of Your Bite Indicate Your Mental Strength?

Dr. Broome and the dentists at the Charlotte Center for Cosmetic Dentistry have spent their careers reminding patients that their dental health is connected to their total health, but researchers from Karlstad University and the Department of Dental Medicine and the Aging Research Center (ARC) at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden are finding that your bite  Continue Reading »

Beavers Reveal Secret to Stronger Tooth Enamel

Have you ever wondered how creatures of the animal kingdom protect and care for their teeth? Do animals even suffer from tooth decay the way people do? There’s one animal in particular that should be the envy of anyone who has experienced a toothache, and that’s the beaver. These industrious rodents constantly use their teeth  Continue Reading »

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