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New Study Links Changes in Mouth Bacteria with Pancreatic Cancer

Last week, we explored how smoking cigarettes has recently been shown to alter the oral microbiome and increase the risk of developing tooth decay. This week, a new study has been published suggesting an even more fatal link between oral bacteria and health. According to a study presented at the American Association for Cancer Research annual meeting, changes in mouth bacteria have been linked to the development of pancreatic cancer.

By | 2016-04-25T09:59:00+00:00 April 25th, 2016|Gum Care, Holistic Dentistry, News|0 Comments

Can Gum Disease Cause Arthritis?

Can gum disease cause arthritis? Physicians have been interested in the possible connection between gum disease and arthritis since as early as 1980. In one of the newest studies on periodontitis and swollen joints, physicians studied over 6,100 men between 1987 and 1998 to assess the prevalence of each condition. One shocking discovery: Of the men studied, those with severe gum disease were twice as likely to suffer with sever symptoms of Rheumatoid arthritis (RA).

By | 2016-03-14T11:45:45+00:00 March 14th, 2016|Gum Care, Holistic Dentistry|0 Comments

Why Do We Hate Flossing?

Difficult things are often the most rewarding. And when it comes to oral health, this concept is particularly true. Flossing is one of the most difficult habits to adopt—most children and adults recoil at the idea of having their teeth flossed during a dental cleaning, much less every night. Yet flossing is one of the most important oral hygiene habits to develop.

By | 2016-02-15T03:59:11+00:00 February 15th, 2016|Gum Care, Holistic Dentistry, Strong Teeth|0 Comments

This Valentine’s Day, Love the Gums You’re With

This Valentine’s Day, the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) encourages men and women of all ages to love the gums you’re with. This health initiative spreads awareness for the holistic connection between the mouth and body—emphasizing the ways gum disease may significantly increase your risk of developing other serious illnesses. Visit this article to learn more about the AAP, gum disease, and ways to prevent serious illness.

By | 2016-02-08T03:34:23+00:00 February 8th, 2016|Gum Care, News, Strong Teeth|0 Comments