Periodontal Disease and Oral Cancers

Periodontal disease has been linked to many severe health conditions including diabetes and heart disease. Researchers in Germany appear to have found a correlation between periodontal disease and a type of oral cancer. Recently published in the journal Head and Face Medicine, the study found … [Read more...]

Happy New Year and Happy Healthy Smiles

How's this for a New Year's resolution that you can keep - resolve to maintain a healthy smile in 2014! The easiest part of keeping this resolution will probably be the tooth brushing - most people brush their teeth every day. To maintain good oral health brush morning and night with a fluoride … [Read more...]

Save on Medical Costs by Treating Your Gum Disease

Yes, treating your gum disease can actually save you health care dollars - at least for patients in an oral health study conducted by United Concordia insurance. The annual medical expenses were lower by almost $4,000 per year for patients with rheumatoid arthritis and $2,400 for pregnant women who … [Read more...]

Brushing and Flossing for Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients

Rheumatoid arthritis patients need to be especially careful about oral health care, but pain and limited mobility can make brushing and flossing difficult. Here are some suggestions that might help. Try an electric toothbrush - these are great for people with limited mobility, there are various … [Read more...]

Your Oral Health and Your Arthritis Pain

Rheumatoid arthritis and oral health do have a link. For patients with arthritis it is especially important you see the dentist regularly to help prevent gum disease. Research shows a strong connection between gum disease and arthritis. A German study published in the Journal of … [Read more...]