Archive for August, 2012

Gum (Periodontal) Disease and Second Hand Smoke

Smokers have a higher risk of periodontal (gum) disease than non-smokers and smoking can be linked to more than half of the periodontal cases seen in the United States. However smokers are not the only ones effected. Research shows that secondhand smoke can also increase risk. Non-smokers suffer many of the same diseases (heart disease, […]

Back To School: Dental Checkups

According to The American Academy of Pediatrics, more than half of all children in the US aged 5-9 years old have at least one cavity or filling. This makes tooth decay the #1 most common chronic childhood disease. Tooth decay or cavities form when bacteria in the mouth combines with sugary substances from foods and […]

Heart Disease and Dental Health

According to the American Heart Association, it’s estimated that 785,000 Americans have a heart attack each year making heart disease the number one cause of death in the United States. Heart (cardiovascular) disease is caused by the accumulation of cholesterol and inflammatory cells in the vessels that bring blood to heart, brain, legs and the […]