Contemporary Dentistry

Gum Disease

Why Top Athletes Can Have Bad Teeth

A new study confirms that top athletes in Great Britain have bad teeth. Although the study looks exclusively at athletes from the UK, its results are much more broadly applicable than that–many top athletes are plagued by dental problems. Understanding why competing as an elite athlete damages teeth helps show why a Holistic Dentistry

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Your Household Environment May Determine Salivary Microbiome

It’s important to understand the oral microbiome if we want to properly prevent and treat oral disease. A healthy oral microbiome can help you avoid tooth decay and gum disease, but an unhealthy one can encourage decay and disease. Holistic dentistry teaches us that your oral microbiome is impacted […]

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Tooth Loss Linked to Heart Disease

We have more and more evidence that the way to your heart may not be through your stomach, but it is definitely through your mouth. Now a new study has made a very specific link: your tooth loss during middle age is tied to an increased risk of heart disease.

This reminds us of the […]

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This Is Why You Should Consider Plant-Based Mouthwash

Oral hygiene is one of the most important steps to ensuring good oral health. Typical oral hygiene includes brushing and flossing, but for some people a mouthwash may also be recommended to help control plaque and prevent gum disease.

Unfortunately, many commercial mouthwashes have additions that aren’t good for oral […]

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Is Gum Disease Really Causing Cancer?

In recent years, several studies have been published showing that gum disease is associated with higher risk for many different types of cancers. Some studies show a strong link with breast cancer. Other links have been shown with lung cancer, pancreatic cancer, and, of course, oral […]

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