Tag Archives: Periodontal 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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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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Oral Health Benefits of Green Tea (Guest Post)

Thank you to Pride Dental for letting us share this post from their office blog. View original post. Green tea mouthwash may help ease pain caused by the swelling of oral tissue. That’s according to a small but promising study … 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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More Ways to Wreck Your Gums & Lose Your Teeth

If you want to wreck your gums and lose your teeth, smoking is a darn good way to do it. How strong is the association between tobacco use and gum disease? Although most studies report smoking to increase the risk … Continue reading

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Obesity: A Risk Factor for Gum Disease or Not?

No sooner had we started to write about this – when an email alert popped up with news of this – Is it any wonder why people think health news can sometimes be crazy-making? Over the past few years, research … Continue reading

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Biosis #38: Mapping the Route to Healing, Essential Oils for Perio Health, & More!

The November 2012 Biosis, Dr. Verigin’s quarterly newsletter, is now online. In this issue: JoAnne’s Motivational Minute: Feeding Your Brain Our self-talk is important! Most of us wouldn’t think of going a day without feeding our bodies with nourishing food. … Continue reading

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