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Oral Health and Addiction: Dentistry as a Tool for Healing

Drug addiction seems to be a topic we can no longer avoid—and for good reason. The number of Americans who die due to drug overdose rises each year. According to the Centers for Disease Control, about 17,000 Americans died of an overdose in 1999. That number more than doubled in 2007, with 36,000 deaths. And […]

Stress Takes a Toll: South Korean President Lost 12 Teeth to Work

Stress is something that is bad for your overall health. It can impact your body’s ability to grow and heal, and lead to long-term health consequences. It also affects your oral health, and can lead to long-term damage to your smile.

In perhaps the most dramatic case we’ve heard of, an official claims the […]

Strengthening the Link between Gum Disease and Pancreatic Cancer

We know that gum disease isn’t just a disease of the mouth. Instead, it’s a chronic infection that can lead to health effects throughout the body. One of the most feared of these connections is with cancer, especially pancreatic cancer.

Pancreatic cancer remains one of the deadliest forms of cancer. The survival rate of pancreatic […]

When Toothpaste Does More Harm Than Good

The Smithsonian has a deep collection that is too big to put on display in actual museums but, thanks to the Internet, many of these items are getting out to the public. This includes a fascinating collection of artifacts from the early 1600s, taken from graves and other deposits of an early settlement in the […]

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 […]