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Periodontal Health

Psoriasis & Gum Disease Are Linked, Too 

You may have heard about the links between gum disease and heart disease, diabetes, even rheumatoid arthritis. Psoriasis? Maybe not. Until now.  For a study published last summer, researchers sought to “explore the relationship between psoriasis and a combination...

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Mouth-Body Health

The Microbial Battle in Your Oral Microbiome

It’s been nearly a 100 years since J. Kilian Clarke of St. Mary’s Hospital in London first described one bacterium he found to be “fairly constantly present in early carious lesions.” He called it Streptococcus mutans. S. mutans is “an extremely active producer of...

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Dentistry

Strange, But True: Dental Edition

Teeth are a little strange. They look lifeless, yet each is a complex living organ. They’re easy to neglect - until something goes wrong, and then a painful tooth will never let you forget that it’s there.  At the same time, we’re aware that they’re essential - for...

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