Medical Research Into Link Between Kidney Disease and Gum Disease

Medical researchers have investigated links between oral health and heart health for several years. Now researchers at UC San Francisco are investigating possible links between oral health and kidney disease. According to Dr. Vanessa Grubbs, "This is a very new and emerging area, and there have only … [Read more...]

What is the Most Common Disease? Tooth Decay

Most people don't think of tooth decay as a "disease" but a recent study called the Global Burden of Disease 2010 founded that untreated tooth decay - also known as dental caries - was the most common of 291 major diseases and injuries. They estimate that cavities affect close to 4 billion people … [Read more...]

Meth Mouth and Soda Mouth

Which is worse - meth mouth or soda mouth? Drinking large quantities of diet soda can harm teeth and be just as damaging as abusing the illegal drugs, meth or crack cocaine according to a new study. The case study was published in the journal General Dentistry and found that the use of illegal drugs … [Read more...]

Smoking Plus Menopause May Equal Tooth Loss

Smoking has long been associated with losing teeth but women who are past the age of menopause tend to experience more tooth loss than men of the same age. A new study published in the Journal of the American Dental Association looked for reasons why this occurs. Postmenopausal women who have … [Read more...]

Your Oral Health and Your Arthritis Pain

Rheumatoid arthritis and oral health do have a link. For patients with arthritis it is especially important you see the dentist regularly to help prevent gum disease. Research shows a strong connection between gum disease and arthritis. A German study published in the Journal of … [Read more...]