Health

You could be flossing all wrong, if you're even flossing at all

Flossing is the healthy habit most of us love to hate. In survey after survey, Americans report dismal rates for consistent daily flossing—and they also admit lying to their dentists about it. But dentists already know ...

Cardiology

A simple mouth rinse could spot early heart disease risk

What if we could identify the earliest warning signs of cardiovascular disease from a simple saliva sample? Scientists think they have found a way to do so. Gum inflammation leads to periodontitis, which is linked with cardiovascular ...

Arthritis & Rheumatism

Gum disease may lie at the root of some arthritis flareups

It's a well-documented medical mystery: Patients with gum disease are less likely to respond to rheumatoid arthritis treatments. But new research may help explain this link between gum disease and an otherwise disparate condition. ...

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