Tagged: "gum disease"

Infographic: Dangers of Poor Gum Health

Your mouth exposes more about your health than you may realize! Check out this infographic for how unhealthy gums can be an indicator of a variety of issues - and don't forget t...

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Are Your Teeth Moving?

During your late twenties, your teeth may start to shift due to subtle tooth growth, which impacts tooth alignment. It's natural for the teeth to gradually shift, even if you ha...

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How Often Should You Visit Your Dentist?

Most people have been advised to visit their dentist twice a year. Others have been told once a year is enough to keep teeth and gums healthy. Some people go frequently over the...

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Is Your Weight Affecting Your Smile?

Over one-third of the U.S. population is obese. This worrying figure means that one-third of Americans are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes, heart disease, certain cancers...

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Keep a Healthy Mouth for a Healthy Body

It’s not news that oral health is tied with other health issues in the body. But for the first time, researchers have found a connection between gum disease and psoriasis....

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Why Our Gums Deteriorate With Age

Age can be unkind, especially if we don't maintain good health, and our gums are one of the common casualties. But why, exactly do they deteriorate? New research from Queen Mary...

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Licorice May Help Prevent Tooth Decay

OK, we're not talking about the candy you loved as a kid or the Twizzlers you snack on during the movies, but dried licorice root, a staple in traditional Chinese medicine, has ...

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Can Healthy Gums Prevent Heart Disease?

Your gums should be pink in color, signaling that they are healthy and youthful. Inflamed, bleeding gums may be a sign of gum disease, which can destroy the surrounding bone and...

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Flossing 101

We all know how important flossing is: it is essential in preventing periodontal disease. If you're ignoring this, you could end up with inflamed, bleeding gums (not cute). Plus...

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Six Simple Steps To Fight Gum Disease

Studies show that over 30 percent of people suffer from periodontitis, an infection of the gums that can lead to tooth loss, and also heart disease, diabetes and pre-term labor....

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Green Tea For Great Teeth

As you probably know, coffee can stain your teeth, so if you're thinking of switching to tea for the sake of your smile, make it green tea. Your teeth will benefit in more ways ...

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