Posts Tagged ‘ gum disease ’

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One Vitamin You Might Not Realize Your Teeth & Gums Need

As a healthy mouth depends on a healthy body – and vice versa – everything you do to keep your body healthy, strong, and resilient also supports your oral health. There really is no separating the two. Even so, there are some nutrients that have come to be strongly associated with oral health. Think vitamin […]

Healthy Gums for a Healthy Brain

Healthy teeth require healthy gums and bone to support them. Periodontal (gum) disease puts all three at risk. But that’s hardly the only reason to stay diligent about healthy eating, good home hygiene, regular dental appointments, and the rest. Gum disease also raises your risk of diabetes, heart disease, stroke, rheumatoid arthritis, lung diseases, some […]

Puffy, Bleeding Gums Mean Gum Disease – and a Greater Risk of Some Cancers, Research Suggests

Think about what you can do to lower your risk of developing cancer. Things like healthy eating, exercise, and limiting exposure to EMFs and environmental toxins probably come to mind. And those are all helpful, to be sure. But many folks don’t realize that maintaining good oral health is a part of that, too – […]

Is There a Role for CBD in Your Oral Health? Early Research Says Maybe So

Cannabis – the family of plants that includes marijuana – has been used medicinally for thousands of years, yet only recently have we seen surging interest in how it may support healing. It’s a trend that got a big boost from the 2018 Farm Bill, which created a legal distinction between marijuana and hemp. This […]

An Alternative to Periodontal Surgery that Draws on Your Body’s Own Healing Response

Just as gum disease is a progressive disease, so is treatment for it. Where scaling and root planing – “deep cleaning” – or ozone therapy may be enough to resolve it in its early stages, surgical measures may be called for as it worsens. Yet the thought of surgery – the cost, the potential pain, […]

Why You Really Should Make Oil Pulling Part of Your Oral Hygiene Routine

We’ve talked before about the benefits of oil pulling, an ancient Ayurvedic practice that essentially involves swishing oil around in your mouth. Those benefits are numerous, as a 2017 review of the science neatly sums up: . Oil pulling generates antioxidants which damage the cell wall of microorganisms and kill them. These oils will attract […]

How Are Oral & Overall Health Linked? Let Us Count the Ways…

It wasn’t so long ago that orthodox dentistry scoffed at the idea that oral and systemic health could be linked. These days, we have a World Oral Health Day that focuses on that very relationship. For oral health is much more than just a nice smile. Oral health and general health have a two-way relationship, […]

Want a Healthy Smile? Think Probiotic

Korean researchers recently found that people who eat less yogurt are more likely to suffer from periodontitis. But why should yogurt protective against this severe form of gum disease? Contrary to what some expected, it’s not because of its calcium content. As we’ve discussed before, periodontal disease is a chronic inflammatory condition caused by harmful […]

One Key to Kicking Gum Disease: Exercise

We’ve looked before at how exercise supports healthy teeth and gums just as much as it does your overall health and well-being. Now new research suggests that one of the ways this happens is by keeping inflammation under control. Inflammation, of course, is a common thread through the many health conditions linked to gum disease. […]

Attaining Optimal Oral Health When Diagnosed with Gum Disease

If you have an advanced stage of gum disease, you know how devastating to oral health it can be. Left unchecked, gum disease will destroy your connective tissue attachment and periodontal tissues. It’s aninfection that can cause pain, tooth mobility, and tooth loss. More than “just” an oral disease, the pathogenic bacteria present in gum […]