Does Gum Disease Impact COPD?

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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a progressive respiratory condition that affects millions worldwide, ranking as the sixth-leading cause of death according to the World Health Organization. While smoking and air pollution are primary risk factors for COPD, recent research suggests a surprising connection between severe gum disease, known as periodontitis, and the exacerbation of COPD. In a…

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Link Between Osteoporosis in Menopause and Gum Disease

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Bone loss is a common occurrence for women going through menopause. At the same time, many women can develop gum problems as they get older. New research shows that these two conditions are very much interconnected. Understanding how they influence one another can help women protect their oral and overall health as they enter their…

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Can Gum Disease Treatment Lower AFib Recurrence Risk?

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Gum disease (periodontal disease), affects millions of adults worldwide and has long been recognized as a significant oral health concern. However, emerging research suggests that the consequences of gum disease may extend beyond the mouth, potentially impacting systemic health, including cardiovascular function. A recent study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association sheds light on…

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Link Between Heart Health And Gum Disease

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When we think of caring for our heart, factors like diet, exercise, and genetics often come to mind. However, an aspect of our health is gaining increasing attention in the realm of cardiovascular wellness, and it’s not directly related to our hearts but rather to our mouths. This intriguing aspect is the connection between heart…

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AAAHH!! Brain Freeze!

AAAHH!! The dreaded brain freeze  (also called an ice cream headache)…we have almost all experienced it when drinking an ice cold drink or eating ice cream way too fast. But, did you know that the dreaded brain freeze is actually considered a short duration headache? Do you know what causes brain freeze or how to…

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Dental Implants – What Can Go Wrong?

Dental implants in dentistry have become a highly successful dental procedure. Most studies show that dental implants have a success rate of around 96-98% when placed properly. Dental implants have become a highly reliable procedure for the replacement of lost teeth. This means, almost all patients who undergo the procedure for dental implants with a highly…

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Can Your Dentist Tell When You Are Not Flossing?

Most of us worry before we sit in the dental chair and we know the questions that are coming…”Have you been flossing and brushing regularly?” So what do we do, we frantically brush, floss, and use a mouth rinse right before our appointment. And when we finally sit down in the chair and we get…

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