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Fluoride / FluoridationOral Hygiene

Too Much Fluoride

Recently, headlines everywhere were hollering about the danger of fluoride-free toothpastes. “They won’t stop cavities!” concerned “experts” warned. Why the sudden interest? A new review of selected previous studies concluded that Personal oral hygiene in the...

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Periodontal Health

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...

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lung cancer cell division
Root Canals

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...

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