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The Link Between Gum Disease and Hypertension

The Link Between Gum Disease and Hypertension

Gum disease and hypertension. Yes, really. At the surface, it probably seems like these two conditions are worlds apart since your cardiovascular system and oral health operate independently of one another… or do they? If you read our article on the link between tooth...
How Safe Is Teeth Brightening?

How Safe Is Teeth Brightening?

A whiter smile has always been associated with better dental health and has even been a factor in whether or not someone will pass their next job interview based on some recent studies. Due to that, many people have turned to teeth brightening treatments — but how...
Does Tooth Loss Lead to Heart Disease?

Does Tooth Loss Lead to Heart Disease?

At first glance, it may seem as though tooth loss and heart disease have absolutely nothing in common with one another. After all, the former is a dental issue while the latter is centered around cardiac health. However, some studies have shown that there may actually...
The Importance of Good Oral Health During Pregnancy

The Importance of Good Oral Health During Pregnancy

Pregnancy is one of the most important experiences that a person can go through. When you think about bringing a new life into this world, terms like excitement and anticipation often come up. However, it’s important to take note of the risks as well so you can...
Can Sugar-Free Gum Prevent Cavities?

Can Sugar-Free Gum Prevent Cavities?

You’ve probably heard that gum can prevent cavities, but is it actually true? Well, the latest research paper from across the pond shows that it may be more accurate than you think. In this article, we’ll cover the key findings of the study and also look at the future...
What Causes Oral Cancer?

What Causes Oral Cancer?

Oral cancer kills over 9,750 people every year in the United States alone. That’s over one per hour, year-round. The high mortality rate of oral cancer is a result of the fact that it’s most often discovered when already in later stages. Today, we’re going to take a...
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