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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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People With Diabetes at Higher Risk for Developing Gum Disease

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, diabetes affects nearly 24 million people in the United States. In observance of National Diabetes Month, the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) encourages those with diabetes to pay extra attention to their oral health. Studies have shown that those with diabetes are more susceptible to […]

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Why is Oral Health Important for Women?

Sherri’s Story When I was pregnant, I began to have some bleeding around my gums when I brushed my teeth. My gums also looked swollen, and I started to get worried. I knew many pregnant women have some gum bleeding when brushing their teeth, but I decided to have my dentist check them out anyway. […]

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