Periodontal Disease and Oral Cancers

Periodontal disease has been linked to many severe health conditions including diabetes and heart disease. Researchers in Germany appear to have found a correlation between periodontal disease and a type of oral cancer. Recently published in the journal Head and Face Medicine, the study found … [Read more...]

6 Reasons To Keep Your Smile Healthy

Looking for excuses for not flossing? You won't find them here. A healthy smile is key to your overall wellness. Here are 6 ways that a healthy smile helps you live a healthier life: The chronic inflammation from gum disease has been associated with heart attack and stroke. Oral bacteria can … [Read more...]

Could A New Drug Treatment For Gum Disease Be On The Way?

There are lots of diseases that can be treated by taking a pill - gum disease isn't one of them. Drug treatment for gum disease is currently limited to topical antibiotics but a drug called Oxantel may add to our arsenal of treatment. Gum disease affects one-third to one-half of the adult … [Read more...]

Taking Statins? Reduced Gum Inflammation a Plus

Many people take statin drugs to lower their cholesterol and new research has shown that the drugs also reduce the inflammation associated with gum disease. Gum disease affects about half of the US adult population and causes chronic inflammation. The study, published in the Journal of the … [Read more...]

Can a Clean Mouth Help With Weight Loss?

Can brushing and flossing regularly help you with the battle for weight loss? Surprisingly, a clean mouth may help shed a few pounds and here's why: When you brush and floss regularly, you’ll cut down significantly on the amount of bacteria living in your mouth. Excessive oral bacteria leads to … [Read more...]