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Almost everyone can agree that sugar tastes delicious. From candy to pastries and even cereal, sugar is added to many of America’s top selling foods in an effort to sweeten the deal for consumers. If you visit the dentist regularly, you are probably aware that too much sugar can cause tooth decay and eventually cavities. Most recently, however, a new study has been published that suggests an even more severe side effect to too much sugar consumption.
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.
Breast thermography is a non-invasive, non-radioactive, and painless procedure for detecting breast cancer. An estimated 1 in 12 women have breast cancer, according to statistics gathered by the National Breast Cancer Foundation. Early detection is critical when it comes to identifying, treating, and surviving breast cancer. This January and February, Assure A Smile invites Miami residents to schedule a breast thermography appointment to remain proactive in the fight against this pervasive disease.
The side effects of smoking are well documented and widely known. Now, a new study has found secondhand smoke to be among the most critical factors causing the rise in dental caries (cavities) among children.
For researchers at the College of Connecticut, there’s no question about it: Junk food is addictive. Most addictive are heavily processed snacks that have high levels of sugar and fat, like Oreo cookies. In fact, a recent study indicates that Oreo cookies are just as addictive as cocaine or morphine. This is a startling discovery for parents and children alike, as Oreos are one of America’s favorite sandwich cookies. Nevertheless, the discovery underscores and important fact: The American diet is rich in high-fat and high-sugar snacks that wreak havoc on the teeth, gums, and total body health.
In this article, we explore how insulin-related diseases can cause a rise in blood sugar levels that ultimately harms the holistic health of the body. We then examine how these conditions accelerate the development of gingivitis, periodontal disease, tooth decay, and undermine oral surgeries, like dental implants.
Have you been ignoring the agitation caused by inflammation and infection along your gum line? Read this article to learn more about these symptoms, what they mean, how they affect the health of the entire body, and how they can be effectively treated to eliminate both infection and pain.
As the Miami community dons pink ribbons in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Assure A Smile would like to take a moment to share new medical research on the role iodine might play in preventing this terrible disease. Iodine and cancer share a close relationship for which the public must be aware, according to studies by cancer expert and author, Dr. David Brownstein, MD. And since this October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the link between iodine and breast cancer takes a special media spotlight. Iodine deficiency can also lead to dry mouth, cavities, and a host of other oral health conditions, making it important to learn how this essential element can be used to improve total body wellness.
There are many perks to living in South Florida. Turquoise waters, soft sandy beaches, and sprawling tropical landscape are just a few. Even the Sunshine State has its downsides, however. One is the heat, which often becomes intolerable during the late-spring, summer, and early-fall months. Stay cool and hydrated during Miami’s hottest months with this delicious recipe for Rooibus tea, loaded with antioxidants and other nutrients known to provide far reaching health benefits.