Posts Tagged ‘ oral-systemic health ’

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 – […]

Bacteria in Your Mouth May Affect Your Risk of Cancer

Of all the links established between oral and systemic health, the relationship between oral health and cancer elsewhere in the body is perhaps the most surprising. Yet research continues to show that the oral microbiome – the community of bacteria living in your mouth – is a potential influence on cancer risk. Consider, for instance, […]

Could Hidden Jawbone Infections – Cavitations – Be Affecting Your Health?

Not all dental problems are obvious ones. Infections in the jaw can go on for years without causing any pain or discomfort – infections that can have a real impact on your overall health. One such infection that not many know about is chronic ischemic jawbone disease. “Chronic” simply means ongoing. “Ischemic” refers to a […]

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, […]