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Gum Disease

People with Diabetes Are Less Likely to Visit the Dentist

The Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA) released a surprising study at the end of March. After reviewing the data, they found the surprising fact that people with diabetes or prediabetes were less likely to make regular dental visits than people without diabetes. This was despite the fact that diabetes can [...]

How Your Dentist Can Help Protect Your Heart Health

February is American Heart Month, dedicated to reducing the impact of heart disease in America. Heart disease kills about 2300 Americans every day, and many of these deaths are young men and women who had much left to offer their families and their communities. Many cases of heart disease are preventable, and we understand the [...]

Most Americans Feel Good about Oral Health, but Many Face Problems

They may be bragging a little bit, but most Americans are happy with their oral health. However, this overall assessment glosses over problems faced by significant numbers of Americans because of their teeth. Feeling Good about Oral Health (or at Least Fair) The assessment of oral health comes from the National Health and Nutrition Examination [...]

OSU Research Suggests E-Cigs Might Be Worse for Gums Than Tobacco

Preliminary research recently revealed by a team from Ohio State University College of Dentistry here in Columbus shows that e-cigarettes have a distinct influence on your oral health. It shows that e-cigarettes are not less harmful than tobacco cigarettes and might be much more harmful. Influencing Your Oral Microbiome This team of researchers was looking [...]

E-Cigarettes Not Harmless to Oral Health

Many people have thought that e-cigarettes are a healthier alternative to smoking traditional tobacco cigarettes. That may very well be, but there are reasons to be concerned about their impact on oral health. The explosions of e-cigarettes, while rare, are not an inconsiderable danger. And then there’s the risk that they may actually lead to [...]