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Carolyn Gretton

Why your mouth is the gateway to health or disease in your body

We know it’s important to keep our teeth and gums clean, but we often don’t consider how much good oral hygiene is connected with our whole-body health. More and more research is showing just how much our oral health can influence our overall health — and vice versa…

Virginia Tims-Lawson

The answer to gum disease found in fish oil

By the age of 65, there’s over a 70 percent chance that you will suffer from periodontal disease. But a new study has found a simple and less invasive possibility for reversing the damage of periodontal disease, one that’s good for your whole body to fight inflammation.

Dr. Adria Schmedthorst

Missing link between gum health and heart disease found

Brushing and flossing your teeth is about far more than just avoiding cavities. In fact, the health of your mouth is tied to serious conditions from diabetes to heart disease. But until now, the reason wasn’t clear. Now researchers know it’s tied to a particularly powerful immune cell that, when hyperactivated, can circulate through your body to do major damage…

Dr. Adria Schmedthorst

The damage soda does to your teeth in a little as 10 minutes

The next time you get the urge to crack open your favorite soda, you might want to think again. Brand new research is revealing that these acidic, sugary drinks could irreparably damage your teeth. Here’s the latest on the enamel destruction caused by sodas…plus the simple secret to keeping your teeth healthy for life.

Joyce Hollman

3 ways red wine compounds promote a healthy mouth

Decades of research confirms a compound found in red grapes can make your heart stronger, make your skin younger and may even help prevent diabetes and Alzheimer’s. Now it appears that a glass of merlot may also offer oral health benefits for preventing cavities and gum disease…

Joyce Hollman

Vaping leads to a mouthful of disease-causing bacteria

Most people believe e-cigarettes are a safe alternative to the real thing and are a good way to quit. But e-cigarettes have their own dangers, including the risk of cancer, heart and lung disease, diabetes and Alzheimer’s. It comes down to a mouthful of bacteria that turns bad in a surprisingly short amount of time…

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Dr. Adria Schmedthorst

Fight Alzheimer’s with your toothbrush

Alzheimer’s is one of the scariest diseases on the planet. It doesn’t just steal your life, it steals who you are and the lifetime of memories you’ve accumulated. Scientists have proven that one of the easiest ways to postpone or even prevent Alzheimer’s could be found in your bathroom.

Joyce Hollman

The common factor that makes gum disease as dangerous as diabetes, obesity and heart disease

Inflammaging means that, as we age, our bodies become progressively more inflamed. The immune system army has been fighting disease for years, and it’s left some ‘destruction’ behind in its wake. So it’s time to get serious about the common factor behind this unifying theory of disease…

Dr. Isaac Eliaz

The 4 best supplements for oral health

Regular brushing, flossing and visits to your dentist are essential for maintaining oral health. But equally important is your diet. These self-care measures can make a significant difference in promoting dental health, reducing cavities and, most importantly, supporting your overall health.

Dr. Adria Schmedthorst

The number of teeth in your mouth may be measure of disease in your heart

You’ve probably heard the warnings before: take care of your oral health or you could end up with heart problems. New research shows the harm to your heart may actually be measured by the number of teeth you have. Even if you only lose a few, your odds for heart trouble increase…

Jenny Smiechowski

The ancient Greek gum that’s good for your teeth, liver and more

Studies show a plant-based gum can reduce the amount of cavity-causing bacteria in your mouth, lower plaque levels, reduce gum inflammation and neutralize mouth odor. That’s probably why chewing it has been a popular dental hygiene practice in Greece for centuries. But its medicinal benefits don’t stop in your mouth…

Dr. Adria Schmedthorst

How skipping out on regular dental visits leads to cancer

You know that you’re supposed to see the dentist at least once a year. But, are you following through? This might inspire you to set up that appointment you’ve been putting off: Dentists are detecting more cases of oral cancer and pre-cancer than ever before and it’s saving lives…

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