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Brushing Teeth and Seeing the Dentist Can Reduce Heart Risks

For many years, the link between gum disease and heart disease was controversial. Now, that controversy is largely resolved. Most doctors and dentists agree that gum disease is associated with, and likely causes, increased risk of heart problems.  But now we have to ask: can we use this information to help people [...]

Sugary Drinks Linked to Cancer in New French Study

We know that sugar consumption is the primary reason why people develop cavities. The rapid increase in consumption of sugary beverages is one of the chief driving forces behind rising sugar intake. This means that, despite all the increases in dental technology, we aren’t able to eliminate the risk of cavities.  Now a new French [...]

Peace Corps Spreads Tooth Brushing Around the World

A century ago, tooth brushing was the latest thing in the US. The state of oral health in the country was terrible. Our diet had changed to include much more refined sugars, and we were coming to understand how badly that was impacting our teeth and gums. Across the country, kids learned how to brush [...]

Cracks Are a Major Threat to Your Teeth

Cracks are the third leading cause of tooth loss, after gum disease and tooth decay. And most people have at least one cracked tooth, although they may not know it. It’s important to see us regularly to identify cracked teeth before they fracture and may be beyond help. We can perform a close examination of [...]

Larger Families Can Mean Fewer Teeth for Moms

Moms are well known for giving everything to their families. It seems that, for women with larger families, that may even include their teeth. That’s according to a new European study that shows women with larger families are more likely to lose teeth than women with smaller families. The findings show that women with three [...]