Is Metabolic Syndrome Linked To Poor Oral Hygiene?

Science has already established a link between periodontal (gum) disease and metabolic syndrome. A group of Japanese researchers went looking for a more specific linkage. They wanted to know what the specific connection was between gum disease and metabolic syndrome. They believe they have found it.

Brush Your Teeth, Protect Your Heart

Kids grow up hearing “brush your teeth” repeated over and over by mom, dad, the dentist and lots of other folks. While I never understood why the dentist was trying to put himself out of work, it’s perfectly understandable why mom and dad would say it. Dental work is expensive! Now, new science is backing… Continue reading Brush Your Teeth, Protect Your Heart

Oral Hygiene May Mitigate Alzheimer’s Risk

You don’t only avoid holes in your teeth by keeping good oral hygiene, researchers at the University of Bergen have discovered a clear connection between gum disease and Alzheimer┬┤s disease. The researchers have determined that gum disease (gingivitis) plays a decisive role in whether a person develops Alzheimer┬┤s or not. “We discovered DNA-based proof that… Continue reading Oral Hygiene May Mitigate Alzheimer’s Risk