Potential Link Between Gum Disease and Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s is a disease that America is anxious to research. No one wants to see their loved ones slip away, so there is an urgency in this research. There has been some fascinating development this year. Scientists have detected a connection between gum disease and Alzheimer’s. What is gum disease? Gum disease, or periodontal disease,…

Dental Longevity

The Journal of the American Dental Association shared some exciting news at the beginning of this year: Americans are keeping their teeth longer than previous generations. The Findings There has been a 75% decrease in instances of total tooth loss in Americans aged 65-74. Data was obtained from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys.…

Partner Conditions

As much as we have learned about the human body in the past few centuries, there are still many mysteries. One of those mysteries is the existence of “partner conditions.” What are “partner conditions”? There are some ailments that patients may experience in combination with another one. For example, some patients that suffer from endometriosis…

Warning Signs That You Could Have Gum Disease

Depending upon your age, you may be suffering from a type of gum disease. Generally, it afflicts most adults that are 30 years of age or older. No one is immune to its damaging effects. Also called periodontal disease, gum disease happens when plaque deposits build up around the tissues of the teeth and become…

How Often Do You Really Need to See Your Dentist?

“See your dentist twice a year.” You have probably heard this recommendation many times, and it is a good guideline for many people. It is easy to remember and makes sense when considering how you attend to the rest of your healthcare needs. Nevertheless, there is no one-size-fits-all recommendation for how often you should visit…

Oil Pulling

With a recent push for more natural remedies for ailments of all sorts, oil pulling is enjoying a surge in popularity. While the desire for natural remedies is understandable, each remedy should be evaluated for both potential benefits and drawbacks. What is oil pulling? Oil pulling is the practice of swishing a tablespoonful of edible…

What Can You Do to Prevent Oral Cancer?

No one wants to see cancer looming in the future. Take some prudent steps now to ensure a long, healthy life for yourself. Here are some steps you can take to decrease the risks of oral cancer: Stop using tobacco products. Keep in mind that tobacco products can be smoked or chewed. Quitting can be…

Signs of Oral Cancer

The panic begins with mouth pain and infections that will not go away. “Is that a spot?” you might wonder aloud. Then, there is a quick search online for pictures of infections. Before you know it, you are worried about the big C: cancer. Before you panic, read on. There is value to being aware…

Oral Cancer: Risk Factors

Few words elicit as much fear as “Cancer.” Oral cancer carries a special kind of terror because your mouth is necessary for both speaking and eating. Another phrase you often hear is, “early detection.” While early detection certainly saves lives, do not wait for symptoms to start thinking about making changes. There are some things…

Hormones and Your Mouth: Menopause

Just like puberty, menopause is a change that affects your entire body and every aspect of your life. You may be familiar with some common ones: hot flashes, chills, trouble sleeping, mood changes, etc. In this myriad of changes, do not forget about your mouth. You may experience altered taste, burning sensations, and increased sensitivity.…