Tag Archives: gum disease

Putting the Gum Disease-Cancer Link into Perspective

If you smoke, you’re pretty much guaranteed gum disease. And, of course, your risk of a whole host of chronic, systemic illnesses soars. But just because you’re a nonsmoker, your gums don’t necessarily get a free pass. Despite smoking rates … Continue reading

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Research Continues to Support Oil Pulling

Since oil pulling turned trendy last year, research has continued to show that it works – and that it works with a variety of different oils, though sesame, as noted before, has been the traditional go-to oil. But it may … Continue reading

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Exercise Matters

Exercise is one of those things we all know we should do to stay healthy. Still, most of us fail to do enough of it. In fact, only about 20% of adults meet the standard guidelines for physical activity. There … Continue reading

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Product Review & Giveaway: Waterpik Aquarius Professional Water Flosser

Let’s face it: Most people don’t floss regularly. Why else would things like this and this be at all funny? Yet that simple fact goes a long way toward explaining why periodontal (gum) disease is so rampant. As many as … Continue reading

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Biosis #44: Power, Root Canals & Homeopathics

        The August 2014 issue of Biosis, our quarterly newsletter, is now online. In this issue: JoAnne’s Motivational Minute: You Have the Power Many years ago, I was introduced to my first computer – an Apple IIE. … Continue reading

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Is Coffee Really That Bad for Your Teeth?

The coffee that’s supposed to be so horrible for your teeth and gums? It may not be quite that horrible at all. Oh, sure, it can stain the heck out of ’em. And if you like to drink it loaded … Continue reading

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Homeopathics & Gum Disease

If you’re having a problem with gum disease – and nearly all adults are – the first thing to do is to NOT do nothing. Periodontal problems don’t get better on their own. They get worse. Doing nothing puts you … Continue reading

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