Category Archives: Oral Health and Overall Health

IS YOUR HEALTH WORTH 5 MINUTES PER DAY?

Do you brush your teeth faithfully for at least two minutes twice a day? How about flossing? According to a recent survey conducted by the Chicago Dental Society, more than half of the dentists surveyed said that their patient’s top … Continue reading

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Toothbrush Advice – Don’t Make Yourself Sick!!

A toothbrush is a great tool to help keep your mouth healthy.  Mouth bacteria have been linked to heart attacks, strokes, pneumonia, low birth weight babies and many other conditions. So removing it is an important part of health prevention. … Continue reading

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Dental Xrays – Safe or Not?

Recently an article titled “Dental X-Rays and Risk of Meningioma” was published in the April 2012 issue of the journal Cancer.  The article describes a recent study that associates yearly or more frequent dental X-rays to an increased risk of developing … Continue reading

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ORAL CANCER

APRIL IS ORAL CANCER AWARENESS month. Did you know that in 2012 close to 40,000 Americans will be diagnosed with oral or pharyngeal cancer. It will cause over 8,000 deaths, killing roughly 1 person per hour, 24 hours per day. … Continue reading

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Canker Sores – Help!!

Do You Suffer From Canker Sores? A canker sore (or Apthous Ulcer) is a painful form of mouth ulcer.  Canker sores are white or yellow and surrounded by a bright red area. They are not cancerous.  A canker sore is … Continue reading

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Your Oral Health Can Affect Your Unborn Child

Your Oral Health and Your Unborn Child Recent research suggests that serious gum disease, called periodontitis, can cause your baby to be born too early (premature birth) and too small. For a long time we’ve known that many risk factors … Continue reading

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Link Between Perio Disease and Rheumatoid Arthritis

People with periodontal disease and a severe form of rheumatoid arthritis experience reduced arthritic pain and a reduced number of swollen joints and degree of morning stiffness when their dental problems are resolved according to a study published in the … Continue reading

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