Health Concerns Your Dentist Might Detect

Yahoo! Health contributor, Laura Tedesco, gives us a brief and clear rundown of what some of the health conditions your dentist might be able to detect by a simple dental exam.  She touches on diabetes, heart disease, dementia, osteoporosis, and acid reflux disease.  The link between two health conditions (heart…

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Older Adults and Oral Care

Older adults have about the same dental issues as younger adults.  There are, however, a few differences. Older adults are more prone to missing teeth as well as gum disease, broken fillings and tooth decay on the roots of teeth.  Some have trouble holding a toothbrush which leads to teeth…

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Obesity and Periodontal (Gum) Disease

In the medical profession obesity is considered a chronic disease.  The younger generation of our nation is becoming increasingly obese and this is mostly due to poor nutrition and eating habits.  Research has shown that obesity  is linked to arthritis, respiratory problems, diabetes, and even colon cancer. There is research…

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New Waves in Dentistry

Technology is always changing whether it’s the latest cell phone, medical devices or household items all of which help to improve our lives. Now new advancements are seen in dentistry.  Four noteworthy changes are listed below making you wonder what took them so long and how did dentists function without…

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Eating Healthy During the Holidays

Yes, we all know we should do it but it’s really hard to maintain a healthy diet during the end of the year holidays.  Everything starts going downhill during Thanksgiving.  There’s usually too much food served and you end up consuming leftovers for the next several days or so because…

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Your Toothbrush’s Hidden Secrets

It’s time for your trusty toothbrush to go.  Researchers at England’s University of Manchester found that a toothbrush harbors more than 100 million bacteria including E. Coli, which cause diarrhea and staphylococci that cause skin disease. These bacteria are actually from the plague in your mouth that gets transfer to…

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