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More Evidence Linking Gum Disease and Dementia

For years, we have seen the signs linking gum disease with dementia, including Alzheimer’s. In 2018, the strongest link yet was established when researchers showed explicitly that compounds released by oral bacteria could actually damage brain tissue, making a direct link between gum disease and dementia. Now a [...]

Is Juice Good for Your Teeth?

The Washington Post recently ran an Op-Ed by diabetes specialists on the health dangers of fruit juice, which stand in marked contrast to the perception that juice is healthy. The authors did a good job of running down many of the risks related to fruit juice in terms of weight gain, insulin surges, and more. [...]

How an Unhealthy Mouth Can Lead to Weight Gain

You might blame your weight gain on what you’re putting in your mouth, but the truth might be that it’s your mouth that’s the problem. It’s an illustration of the complex, reciprocal relationship between oral health and your overall health. From encouraging unhealthy behaviors to directly triggering weight gain, an unhealthy mouth can contribute [...]

How to Care for Your Oral Microbiome During Shutdown

As New York begins reopening for business after NY PAUSE, Rochester is one of the areas that will begin reopening this Friday May 15. However, with the phased reopening process, many of us will continue to remain at home for the foreseeable future.  During this time, it’s important to be focused on your {{{{link [...]

Dry January Could Be Good for Your Teeth, Too

Over the holidays, many of us tend to drink more alcohol than usual. It often comes along as part of the usual social scene. Spending time with friends and family often come along with drinks, whether it’s wine with dinner, cocktails in the evening, or beers while enjoying the football or basketball games. But at [...]