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The unexpected dangers of gum disease

Posted on October 14th, 2019 at 4:52 PM

Gum disease is common and unpleasant, but, according to a growing body of evidence, it could also play a role in a surprising range of seemingly unrelated health problems.

Put down the pop, pick up the water: new study shows sugary drinks linked to increased risk of death

Posted on October 10th, 2019 at 4:26 PM

For several years dentists and doctors have warned against drinking too many sugary drinks because of the danger it poses to overall health. A new study has given plenty of reason to say no to sugar.

Fluoride may diminish kidney and liver function in adolescents

Posted on October 3rd, 2019 at 5:01 PM

Fluoride exposure may lead to a reduction in kidney and liver function among adolescents, according to a study published by Mount Sinai researchers in Environment International in August.



Can You Actually Heal Your Teeth?

Posted on September 19th, 2019 at 3:41 PM

Tooth enamel is one of the hardest tissues in the human body. It acts as a protective layer for our teeth, and gives our smile that pearly white shimmer. But when enamel erodes, it can't regrow itself.

Athletes Have Poor Oral Health Despite Brushing Twice Daily

Posted on September 17th, 2019 at 12:36 PM

Elite athletes have high rates of oral disease despite brushing their teeth more frequently than most people, finds a new UCL study.


Sip All Day, Get Decay

Posted on September 9th, 2019 at 2:01 PM

It’s no secret there exists a strong link between soda consumption and tooth decay. Heavy soda consumption has also been linked to other health complications including diabetes, obesity and osteoporosis.

Common Dental Health Troublemakers

Posted on August 20th, 2019 at 2:10 PM

Do you crunch on ice or clench your jaw? Stop — you could be damaging your teeth. In fact, you should nix all 8 of these dental health no-nos.

Piercings and your oral health

Posted on August 14th, 2019 at 3:01 PM

Thinking about getting jewelry for your tongue, lip or cheek? Decide if the risks associated with oral piercings are worth it.

10 Fun Facts About Flossing

Posted on July 29th, 2019 at 2:24 PM

Not many people describe flossing as fun, but it’s an activity that pays off. Flossing helps keep your teeth healthy and clean and it can even help prevent bad breath.

Six Secrets to Dental Health

Posted on July 19th, 2019 at 4:24 PM

I f you’re 65 or older, you might find that your dental health is iffy. Twenty percent of older adults have untreated tooth decay, more than two-thirds have gum disease, and almost 1 in 5 has lost all of his or her teeth, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.