Although it may not have the name recognition that cavities do, gum disease is an equally serious dental condition affecting many Americans. In fact, gum disease is the number one cause of tooth loss in adults. A growing body of research shows that gum disease may increase your risk for other serious health conditions, such as Alzheimer’s disease. Today, we want to talk about gum disease, warning signs to look for, and the potential link between gum disease and Alzheimer’s disease.
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There have been many well-publicized trends in oral health care over the last few years, but not all of them are good for your teeth! Here are a few dental fads to avoid in order to protect your teeth! Brushing with Lemon Juice & Baking Soda
Both lemon juice and baking soda have been touted for their whitening abilities, but each carries its own separate dangers for your teeth. Lemon juice is highly acidic, and repeat exposure means risking the integrity of your ...Read more
If you have dentures, or even if you haven’t, chances are you’ve seen TV advertisements for denture products. Because dentures and teeth loss can be emotional topics, it’s no surprise that the advertisements try (let’s call them) unconventional approaches. Sometimes they try too hard to be funny, sincere, or authoritative. Other times they go for realness and end up somewhere closer to too-much-information.
But for all their flaws, these ads are speaking to a sizable market. Over 60 million people in the ...Read more
Five Signs You Might Have Sleep Apnea… and One Thing You Can Do About It At one point in time, maybe even only a few years ago, sleep apnea was not well-known among the public. Now, thankfully, public awareness of sleep apnea is much higher. After all, it is a dangerous condition, and because it is a disease that affects sleep, many people who have sleep apnea aren’t even aware of it. If you suffer from sleep apnea, you will temporarily stop ...Read more
A Brief History of Grills "I got my mouth looking something like a disco ball
I got the diamonds and the ice all hand set
I might cause a cold front if I take a deep breath
My teeth gleaming like I’m chewing on aluminum foil"
- Grillz, Nelly (featuring Pall Wall & Ali & Gipp) Grills (or grillz) are, if not popular, at least fairly recognizable these days. Made of precious metals (gold and platinum being the most common) and often studded with diamonds, most grills are ...Read more