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Heavy Metals May Harm Your Heart

Of all the heavy metals, mercury is one of the worst for your health – and the most commonly encountered one in dentistry, thanks to its use in so-called “silver” amalgam fillings. Oh, there’s a little bit of silver in them, along with some tin, copper, and zinc. Their most abundant component, however, is mercury. […]

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P. gingivalis: Bad for Your Gums, Bad for Your Heart

Chances are, you already know that good oral health is essential to overall health. But did you know that gum disease is more common in heart attack patients than in healthy individuals? Not only are both conditions marked by chronic inflammation; many of the bacteria involved in gum disease also appear to play a role […]

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8 Dental Details That May Help You Avoid Heart Attack

Recently, we looked at a couple of studies highlighting the association between missing teeth and heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and death. Why should missing teeth be predictive of these other conditions? In a word, disease. Apart from accidents, disease in the teeth or gums is the main reason a person loses teeth. Oral infections may […]

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Missing Teeth Can Break Your Heart

It’s never fun to lose a tooth. Though extraction may relieve your pain, no one enjoys being at the end of all options. Losing a tooth is hard – really hard. The resulting gap can be unsightly. Your ability to chew food may change. Over time, your teeth may shift, drifting toward the empty space. […]

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3 Foods for Healthy Gums and Hearts

Dental research indicates that people with gum disease are two to three times as likely to suffer from heart disease. So, if you have a gum problem, it might be a good idea to visit your dentist on a regular basis to protect yourself from being another statistic in the journals of medical archives. As […]

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Grind Your Teeth? Got Gum Disease? The Two May Well Be Related

It’s long been thought that bruxing (tooth grinding) and gum disease are linked. Now, a new study in the Archives of Oral Biology sheds some new light on the matter. This small but intriguing study compared tooth grinding among two groups of patients, one with healthy gums, one with diseased. Activity in their main chewing […]

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You’ll Want to Check Out This New Documentary on Root Canal Teeth & the Oral-Systemic Link

While it’s one thing to talk about the science that shows how root canal teeth can become harbors of infection that can damage overall health, it’s quite another to understand the journey from health to illness and back again. One man’s story is the subject of a new documentary: Root Cause. The film opens with […]

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Guest Post: What Weston Price REALLY Learned About Root Canals

Our thanks to biological dentist Dr. Gary Verigin for letting us share this article from his office newsletter, Biosis. View the original article here. Explore other newsletter issues here. By Gary M. Verigin, DDS, CTN Every week, we get calls from people who desperately want to know if we remove root canal teeth. They say […]

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The Gum Disease-Cancer Connection

The link between gum disease and other inflammatory conditions is well established. Those systemic health problems include heart disease, arthritis, diabetes, and some cancers. Consider breast cancer, for instance. A while back, we looked at a 2011 study out of Sweden in which more than 3200 women in their 30s were followed for more than […]

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Root Canal Teeth & Systemic Disease

Root canals are often a last resort attempt to save diseased teeth. They’re also potential harbors for toxic bacterial infections. New research in the journal Dentistry offers further evidence of the link between root canal teeth and systemic illness. The root canal itself is the area inside each tooth that normally contains living tissue called […]

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