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Can straightening your teeth improve your health?

  Can straightening your teeth improve your health? We all know that going through a teeth straightening treatment like Invisalign or traditional braces improves your appearance. However, did you know that having straighter teeth can also improve your overall health? Malocclusion When your teeth are improperly aligned in your mouth it creates what dentists and […]

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Vicious circle: Diabetics prone to gum disease, which can worsen glucose control

By: Sheryl Ubelacker, Health Reporter, The Canadian Press TORONTO – People with diabetes are far more prone to developing serious gum disease than those without the disorder, but it’s not only tooth loss they need to worry about. Experts say chronic periodontal disease can also affect the ability to keep blood-sugar levels under control, leading […]

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New tests screen for gum disease, oral cancer – DesMoinesRegister.com

  New tests screen for gum disease, oral cancer DesMoinesRegister.com Dr. Jessica Lawson of Lawson Family Dentistry in Urbandale explains the simple procedure of a periodontal test to patient Sarah Perrin of Des Moines. / CHRISTOPHER GANNON/THE REGISTER/Christopher Ganno Future dental visits may involve more than a … and more » Original post by general dentistry […]

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Mom’s gum disease treatment safe for baby

By Frederik Joelving NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Pregnant women can safely be treated for gum infections without having to worry about their baby’s health, according to a new study. The concern among dentists had been that treating the problem could cause bacteria to get into the mothers’ bloodstream, where they could harm babies’ development. […]

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