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Is Gum Disease Putting You at Risk for Dementia? DNA Testing Can Tell

Although gum disease is an infection of the area around your teeth, its effects can extend far beyond your mouth, putting your health at risk in many ways. One of the more alarming connections that has come to light recently is the link between gum disease and dementia.  Researchers strongly linked the [...]

A Myth Proven True: “Gain a Child, Lose a Tooth”

“Gain a child, lose a tooth”—perhaps you’ve heard of this adage, a folktale saying which popularized the idea that for every child a woman births, she loses a tooth. The saying suggests that fertility is linked to tooth loss possibly because pregnancy interferes with calcium absorption, bone density and hormones that affect oral health. Regardless [...]

How Your Dentist Can Help Your Heart and Your Love Life

February is Heart Health Month, and with Valentine’s Day conspicuously parked smack dab in the middle of the month, it’s hard not to think of both the literal and metaphorical heart. Both the organ that is vital to life, and the symbol that is central to our conception of love. It’s convenient that dentists can [...]

Eating Yogurt Could Reduce Your Gum Disease Risk

Remember, protecting your oral health is about more than just brushing, flossing, and making your regular dental checkups. In fact, the most important factor in protecting your teeth from decay is probably controlling your diet. There are many foods that can either feed oral bacteria or cause tooth erosion. But there are also some foods [...]