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Oral Health

What’s Causing Your Toothaches?

A toothache is one of the most common conditions that brings people to our office. Ideally, you should see a dentist regularly for preventive treatment. This can help your heart as well as your teeth. However, if you’re the kind of person who only looks for treatment when you experience pain, here’s a brief guide [...]

Before You Give Up Brushing, Check the Details of Stories

The story seems like a revelation: two women who gave up brushing their teeth now enjoy beautiful, healthy smiles. Reading that, you might be tempted to give up on oral hygiene. But before you throw your toothbrush away, it’s important to pay attention to the details of the stories and see that, actually, these women [...]

Oral Health Side Effects to Look out for

Your body and your mouth are part of an integrated system. What affects one of them can easily affect the other, so it’s not a surprise that many medications you may be taking for other health conditions can have significant impact on your oral health. Here are some of the oral health side effects that [...]

Fat from Oral Bacteria–Not Food–May Be Clogging Your Arteries

We know that a heart attack or stroke is the climactic event following a slow degenerative process called atherosclerosis. In this process, the arteries scar, harden, and clog with fatty deposits. Scientists have long believed that the source of the artery-clogging fat was the food that we ate. But research hasn’t confirmed that eating a [...]