Cardiology

How flossing and brushing may be good for your lungs

Did you ever think that a simple task like brushing your teeth could actually keep your lungs healthy—in addition to preventing cavities and gum disease? From chewing sticks to using twigs, hog bristles and horsehair, people ...

Health

Why good oral health is more than a beautiful smile

Your oral health is more important than you might realize. Like other areas of the body, your mouth teems with bacteria—and those bacteria are mostly harmless. But your mouth is the entry point to your digestive and respiratory ...

Dentistry

New study explores the link between obesity and gum disease

Obesity and gum (periodontal) disease are among the most common non-communicable diseases in the United States—and studies show these chronic conditions may be related. This new study explores the effect of obesity on non-surgical ...

Dentistry

Oral health for older adults

Older adults are at an especially high risk for mouth and tooth infections and the complications that can come with these problems. Losing teeth, which is mainly caused by infection, not only leads to changes in our appearance ...

Genetics

Genes could play a role in tooth decay and gum disease

Tooth decay and gum disease impact on illness and healthcare spending, yet the role of genetics in dental problems is largely unknown. New research led by an international team, including researchers at the University of ...

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