Oral Health

Basic Info

The health of your mouth doesn’t just affect your teeth and gums. Because it’s the entry point to your digestive tract and respiratory system, bacteria in the mouth can cause infection, disease, and illness in all parts of the body. Untreated gum disease (gingivitis) can cause periodontal disease, a serious infection that can spread to the jaw and bones and set off an inflammatory response in the body. Gum disease has been linked to heart infection, diabetes, pneumonia and even Alzheimer’s disease. Cavities and tooth decay can cause distracting pain, depression, and harm self-esteem. Brushing and flossing after meals and regular dental cleanings can help prevent infections, gum disease, and tooth infections. Avoiding tobacco and reducing sugary drinks, candy, and sweetened foods can also help promote better oral health and help prevent cancer.

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An Important and Overlooked Cause of Alzheimer’s

An Important and Overlooked Cause of Alzheimer’s

Dentists could play a critical role in helping us avoid dementia, but most of them don't even know it

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Periodontal Disease Doesn’t Start in the Mouth

Periodontal Disease Doesn’t Start in the Mouth

Periodontal disease does not start in the mouth! But it can spread from the mouth to everywhere else in the body. It is true that irritations in the mouth from ...

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Cardiologist Speaks Truth About Cholesterol and Statins

Cardiologist Speaks Truth About Cholesterol and Statins

Is elevated cholesterol really a problem? In a word, absolutely! However, beyond that assertion, there is a lot about cholesterol that is little known or completely misunderstood. Elevated cholesterol levels feed the ...

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Medical Alert: Root Canal Procedures Threaten Human Health

Medical Alert: Root Canal Procedures Threaten Human Health

Can a root canal procedure increase the risk of disease?  The evidence is clear – allow me to explain. In our book The Toxic Tooth, Dr. Thomas E. Levy and I ...

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Is Mouthwash Ruining Our Health?

Is Mouthwash Ruining Our Health?

7 alternative mouthwash solutions that can do the job without the risk

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Centuries Old ‘Teeth Fixing Magic Formula’ Plus One Snack to Rescue Loose Teeth

Centuries Old ‘Teeth Fixing Magic Formula’ Plus One Snack to Rescue Loose Teeth

As we grow older, we may face oral health issues such as loose teeth and periodontal disease—some to the extent of requiring dentures, which can have a great impact on ...

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9 Toxic Toothpaste Ingredients That You Need to Avoid for Good Oral Health
Study Examines CoQ10’s Benefit for Gum Disease

Study Examines CoQ10’s Benefit for Gum Disease

New review of research says evidence is uncertain, complicating common advice

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Foods That Feed Healthy Teeth–or Cavities

Foods That Feed Healthy Teeth–or Cavities

Your mouth requires a balance of bacteria and saliva to keep teeth healthy, so feed them right

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Ask a Dentist: Causes and Cures for Shrinking Gums

Ask a Dentist: Causes and Cures for Shrinking Gums

If you're getting long in the tooth, pay attention, since it could have broader implications for your health

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How Dirty Is Your Toothbrush?

How Dirty Is Your Toothbrush?

Toothbrushes may harbor illness-causing bacteria, but the way you store and care for your brush may influence its bacterial load significantly. STORY AT-A-GLANCE Your toothbrush serves as a reservoir for ...

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Hidden Fluoride in Our Food, Medicine, and Environment
Impaired Mouths Implicated in Disease and Pain

Impaired Mouths Implicated in Disease and Pain

More dentists are linking narrow jaws and airways to pain, sleep apnea, low energy, anxiety, and depression

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Health Effects of Fluoride: The Science
Dentists: Unexplained Pain, Tooth Loss, and Bone Problems May Be Linked to COVID-19 Vaccine

Dentists: Unexplained Pain, Tooth Loss, and Bone Problems May Be Linked to COVID-19 Vaccine

Before business owner and busy mom Alana Parker experienced severe oral pain and facial swelling after receiving Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine in 2021, she had good dental health with never so ...

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Fluoride: A Miracle Cure for Cavities, a Poison, or Both
Yes, You Should Chew Thoroughly–Here’s Why

Yes, You Should Chew Thoroughly–Here’s Why

Your mother was right: It’s important to chew your food thoroughly before swallowing it.  Chewing is the first step in the digestion of the food we eat—it breaks down food ...

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Uncovering the Differences: Why Natural Fluoride and Synthetic Fluoride Are Not Created Equal
The Renewed Scientific Opposition to Water Fluoridation
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Tooth Loss and Diabetes Increase Dementia Risk, Expert Explains Why

Tooth Loss and Diabetes Increase Dementia Risk, Expert Explains Why

Tooth loss, diabetes, and Alzheimer's disease or dementia may seem like unrelated health issues. However, a growing body of evidence suggests that there may be a strong association between these ...

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Why You Should Address Your Oral Health First When Battling Cancer

Why You Should Address Your Oral Health First When Battling Cancer

When I interviewed biological dentists Dr. Stuart Nunally and his partner, Dr. Lane Freeman, I was not surprised to learn that they require their patients with cancer to first have ...

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16 More Reasons Black Seed Is the ‘Remedy for Everything but Death’

16 More Reasons Black Seed Is the ‘Remedy for Everything but Death’

Known since ancient times as a "remedy for everything but death," an increasingly vast body of scientific research reveals that black seed is indeed one of nature's most potent and ...

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Despite HPV Vaccine, Cervical Cancer Rates Keep Rising

Despite HPV Vaccine, Cervical Cancer Rates Keep Rising

It was hailed as a breakthrough that would slash levels of this deadly disease, but 17 years later there is a 'troubling spike,' despite 80% being 'protected.' Regardless, here's the ...

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There’s a Link Among Diabetes, Tooth Loss, and Cognitive Decline

There’s a Link Among Diabetes, Tooth Loss, and Cognitive Decline

Having both diabetes and tooth loss contributes to worse cognitive function and faster cognitive decline in older adults, according to a new study. “Our findings underscore the importance of dental ...

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Can a Dental Infection Cause a Massive Heart Attack?

Can a Dental Infection Cause a Massive Heart Attack?

For literally hundreds of years now, the idea that a dental infection could seed, initiate, and promote virtually all chronic degenerative diseases has been hotly debated in the medical and ...

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Probiotic Strain Offers New Weapon in Fight Against Infectious Disease and COVID-19

Probiotic Strain Offers New Weapon in Fight Against Infectious Disease and COVID-19

New research shows evidence Streptococcus salivarius K12 may combat infectious disease and COVID-19 respiratory infections

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