Research has linked gum disease to an increased risk for heart disease, as well as a connection between tooth loss and coronary artery disease. Poor dental health has also been shown to increase the risk for blood bacterial infections and levels of inflammation in the body.
Legendary actor Dick Van Dyke says he has solved a medical mystery that has baffled him and his doctors for years. The cause of pounding headaches that have plagued him for seven years are his titanium dental implants, he says.
Dental health and diet may have an impact on the development and severity of psoriasis, according to a study by dermatologists at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. Psoriasis is a skin disease that causes thick, itchy patches of red skin with silvery scales and affects more than 8 million Americans.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will host a public meeting in November to discuss ongoing efforts to evaluate dental amalgam and metal-containing implants and to address potential safety questions.
If you look at this interactive Meridian Tooth Chart you begin to understand the poor condition of some of your teeth and the corresponding problems you have that are actually linked, you can see that when we help fix a certain tooth we are helping to fix a certain area of your body too.
Oral health is being able to smile, speak, chew, swallow, touch and express feelings and emotions without pain, discomfort and disease. It gives you the confidence to live, work and play. Oral health is important for well-being and quality of life.
We are all too familiar with stress, and how it can affect our energy levels, sleep patterns and mood. What you may not be aware of is how stress can also have an impact on your mouth. As dentists, we are seeing more and more cases of patients with stress-related oral health problems. If you are concerned about your oral health, please visit your dentist for a consultation.
People with high blood pressure taking medication for their condition are more likely to benefit from the therapy if they have good oral health, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Hypertension.
September 5, 2019 — SAN FRANCISCO – Updates to periodontitis and peri-implant disease classifications can help dental professionals improve the care of their patients, according to a presentation at the 2019 ADA FDI World Dental Congress.
September 24, 2019 — U.S. patients are more concerned about their oral health than any other health issue, and the problem is compounded by patients’ limited access to dental care, according to a September 23 research report by DentaQuest.