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Arthritis and Gum Disease: Is there a Connection?

There are a great many landmines in the world in terms of potential health conditions. For this reason, much of medicine and science over the years has focused on what can potentially be prevented. Oral-systemic health research focuses on links…

Is Green Good for your Teeth?

Your pH levels inside your body can greatly affect your overall health. Too much acid in your system can make various parts of your body inflamed. This may include your gum tissues. Gingivitis (early gum disease) and periodontitis (advanced gum…

Cavities Infiltrate Low Income Populations

A new government report claims that one in five people have untreated cavities in the United States. This statistic is driven up by the prevalence of people in low-income neighborhoods who are neglecting going to the dentist. The relevance of…

What Does Tooth Pain Mean for Children

Babies and young children experience tooth pain as their teeth form in their gums and break through the surface. As children grow, their teeth continue to irritate their mouths as more emerge and others move to make space. While you…

CPAP Intolerance with Sleep Apnea

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is characterized by repetitive episodes of sleep arousal due to the collapse of the upper airway tissues during sleep. The tell-tale clinical symptom of OSA is usually excessive and persistent snoring. People that share a bed…

Is there a Connection Between Chewing and Dementia?

Many people are living into their 100s these days. In spite of impressive technological and medical advances, certain parts of our body will gradually decline as we age. Linking our oral health to our overall well-being is called oral-systemic health.…