Archives for November 2011

Dental Checkups and Your Overall Health

A dental checkup does more than review the health of your pearly whites, it also reveals a great deal about your general health and well-being.  Your teeth and gums can tell the story of your overall health to a trained eye.  Loose teeth, for example,  may point to osteoporosis; cavities and gum … [Read more...]

Heart Arrhythmia Risk Increased for Sleep Apnea Sufferers

The danger  of heart arrhythmias like atrial fibrillation (afib) are increased in patients who have sleep apnea. The Journal of the American College of Cardiology published a study which showed that the risk of having an abnormal heartbeat was 18 times higher immediately after an apnea episode … [Read more...]

Poor Oral Health Linked to Worse Overall Health

A study completed in Ontario has concluded that poor oral health for older Canadians can contribute to serious medical conditions. According to the researchers forty-five percent of Ontario citizens older than 65 did not see a dentist in the past year which increased their risk of chronic disease … [Read more...]