Dental Tips for Looking Younger

By Katrina Woznicki Reviewed by Laura J. Martin, MD Your mouth is more than just a pretty smile. It’s also a gateway to your overall health. Keeping that gateway clean may keep you healthier longer — and looking younger. “Just as white, straight teeth...

Child Oral Health

Cavity prevention is not the only concern parents should have when considering their children’s oral health. Recent studies show that periodontal disease continues to plague millions of Americans, including children. The best way to ensure that your child does not get...

Dental Plaque Increases Cancer Death Rate

An observational study featured in the online journal BMJ Open reveals that persistent dental plaque can potentially raise the risk of dying early from cancer. Dental plaque is formed by colonizing bacteria that attach to the surface of teeth and gums, leading to...

Female Hormones Impact On Gum Disease Risk

Women need to take better care of their teeth and gums than men, according to a comprehensive review of women’s health studies. The review, entitled ‘Women’s Health: Periodontitis and its Relation to Hormonal Changes, Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes and...