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...]

Receding Gums – What To Do

You noticed a couple of the signs of receding gums and wonder what to do next. The first thing to do is call your dentist and schedule an appointment. Most cases of receding gums are caused by gum disease so let's begin there. If your gum recession is mild your dentist may be able to get your gum … [Read more...]

Losing Teeth Increases Risk for Heart Disease

Adults who lose teeth seem to be at a higher risk for heart disease according to a large international study. Tooth loss has already been associated with several risk factors for heart disease including diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure and smoking. Swedish researchers analyzed data from … [Read more...]

Do Germ Killing Mouthrinses Make a Difference?

New research shows that germ killing mouthrinses can make a difference in our oral health.  A study published in the clinical journal of the Academy of General Dentistry indicated that the uses of a germ-killing mouthrinse, in addition to brushing, can reduce dental plaque and gingivitis. The … [Read more...]

Brushing and Flossing for Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients

Rheumatoid arthritis patients need to be especially careful about oral health care, but pain and limited mobility can make brushing and flossing difficult. Here are some suggestions that might help. Try an electric toothbrush - these are great for people with limited mobility, there are various … [Read more...]