Gum Disease

Joyce Hollman

Health risks that could decrease if dentists talked to doctors

The connection between gum disease and more serious health problems is no secret. But recent large-scale research has painted a more comprehensive picture, and it’s not pretty. It’s time to stop thinking of the mouth as an independent system of its own…

Dr. Adria Schmedthorst

What your teeth can reveal about your dementia risk

You already know poor oral health can lead to heart disease. Well, there’s another concerning connection, especially if you’re already experiencing tooth loss. A large meta-analysis of scientific studies found that once you start losing teeth, dementia could be just down the road. That means the sooner you tackle the underlying cause, the better. These supplements can help…

Carolyn Gretton

Bleeding gums? Check your blood pressure

Keeping your teeth and gums clean can go a long way toward protecting the health of your whole body, including your heart, lungs, kidneys and brain. In fact, good oral health has been linked with an important measure of heart health: your blood pressure…

Dr. Adria Schmedthorst

The high-risk link between gum disease and COVID-19

From the beginning of the pandemic, experts noticed patterns in what appeared to be completely senseless and random to the rest of us. That was that certain conditions were the reason some survived COVID-19 and others didn’t. Still, seemingly healtlhy people were dying. Was it their oral health?

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

6 odd signs of heart disease (slideshow)

We’re conditioned to think of high blood pressure, elevated cholesterol and even shortness of breath when it comes to heart disease. But, there are outward signs, too. Here are the six signs you should look for…