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...]

Why Aren’t You Flossing?

You know the drill (no pun intended), every six months you visit the dental hygienist and are told about the importance of flossing. The problem is that most people ignore the advice. Why aren't you flossing every day? Flossing does about 40% of the work required to clean all the plaque from your … [Read more...]

To Keep a Healthy Heart – Keep Clean Teeth

Clean teeth seem to help with at least one common heart problem. A new study in the International Journal of Cardiology shows that atrial fibrillation risk can be reduced by dental hygiene cleanings. The authors of the study propose lowering the risk of developing atrial fibrillation, a common … [Read more...]

Are You At Risk for Pregnancy Gingivitis?

The hormonal changes that occur during pregnancy may cause problems even if you've always had a healthy mouth and pregnancy gingivitis is common. Hopefully you planned your dental visits before you started planning your family. Starting out with healthy teeth and gums and keeping them that way is … [Read more...]

Researchers Find New Way to Prevent Inflammation

A researcher at the University of Louisville has found a way to block the signals of an enzyme that is related to damage caused by gum disease. The enzume GSK3b plays an important role in the body's immune response and blocking this enzyme could be a way to prevent the inflammation and bone loss … [Read more...]