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Gum Disease Linked to High Blood Pressure

A new study shows that people with gum disease are more likely to have high blood pressure, also called hypertension. Although the study was conducted in Italy, it’s based on data from the US. It reminds us that oral hygiene--including regular checkups and professional cleanings--does more than protect your teeth. It can [...]

Your Teeth Record Everything in Your Environment

A new field of environmental science is using teeth to track people’s chemical exposure to hazardous substances over their life. Although this procedure is primarily designed to help improve our environmental standards and track down dangerous pollution, it also reminds us of the wisdom of holistic dentistry. Everything you do has an [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]