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Why Gum Disease Is a Very Big Deal

Why Gum Disease Is a Very Big Deal

Why do we make such a big deal about gum disease and periodontal health? For one, almost everyone is affected by it. According to one study, 93.8% of all adults were found to have some degree of gingivitis, or early stage gum disease that is largely reversible....
Good Nutrition Is the Foundation

Good Nutrition Is the Foundation

Despite studies like one of several we looked at last week, suggesting that exercise may be even better for periodontal (gum) health than improved diet, more research suggests that diet is crucial – possibly even enough to reverse gum disease on its own. It’s a point...
For Better Oral Health, Move More

For Better Oral Health, Move More

Exercise might be the last thing you think of when it comes to ways of taking care of your teeth (well, unless you’re a regular reader and remember this post), but it’s true. Yes, exercise. Physical activity. Walking. Running. Swimming. Working out at the gym. Playing...
The Gum Disease-Cancer Connection

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...