Tag Archives: oral health

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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Root Canals Are Nothing to “Celebrate”

Another year, another National Root Canal Awareness Week…and rather than rehash – because what’s there to say about this auspicious event that we’ve not said before? – we want to share with you what remains one of the best documentaries … Continue reading

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Resigned to a Lifetime of Tooth Decay?

Like other chronic diseases, dental caries – tooth decay – is largely preventable. With that in mind, read it and weep: Over 40% of more than 1,000 U.S. adults surveyed believe they have little or no control over whether they … Continue reading

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What Your Oral Health May Mean for the Rest of Your Health

A naturopathic view:

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Worst Ways of Saving Money #43: Avoid the Dentist

We’ve said it before: If you want to spend a lot of money on dental care, one of the best things you can do is avoid going to the dentist. Now NASCAR driver Danica Patrick is making much the same … Continue reading

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Xylitol: “Not the Silver Bullet”

Over the past several years, we’ve heard more and more about xylitol as a means of preventing cavities. Does it work? As our regular readers know, the evidence has seemed mixed at best. A new Cochrane review of the research … Continue reading

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We Have a Winner!

Thank you to everyone who entered our drawing for a brand new Waterpik Aquarius Professional Water Flosser. We dropped all the names into a hat and picked one from the bunch. And the winner is (drumroll)…Stephanie Grisales! Congratulations, Stephanie! Even … Continue reading

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