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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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Healthy Gums May Lead to Healthy Lungs

Maintaining healthy teeth and gums may reduce risk for pneumonia, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. CHICAGO—January 18, 2011—Maintaining periodontal health may contribute to a healthy respiratory system, according to research published in the Journal of Periodontology. A new study suggests that periodontal disease may increase the risk for respiratory infections, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) […]

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The Perio-Cardio Connection, Relationship Between Heart Disease and Gum Disease

The Perio-Cardio Connection, Relationship Between Heart Disease and Gum Disease February 19th, 2010 By Dr. Edgard El Chaar Gum (periodontal) diseases are chronic bacterial infections that affect the gums and supporting structures of the teeth and, if left untreated, can lead to serious health problems including heart disease. When the link between cardiovascular heart disease […]

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Why is Oral Health Important for Men?

Men are less likely than women to take care of their physical health and, according to surveys and studies, their oral health is equally ignored. Good oral health recently has been linked with longevity. Yet, one of the most common factors associated with infrequent dental checkups is just being male. Men are less likely than […]

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