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Dental health is about more than just pretty white teeth. Poor dental health—in particular gum disease—is linked to a greater risk of heart disease and early labor in pregnancy. The first step to having healthy teeth and gums is to floss and brush your teeth regularly.

Dental Care News

  • Treating Gum Disease Might Help Prostate Symptoms: Study

    FRIDAY, May 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Treating gum disease may help reduce symptoms of prostate inflammation, which can make urination difficult, a small study suggests. Previous research has shown a link between gum disease and prostate inflammation — called prostatitis. The study included 27 men, age 21 and older, who had prostatitis and moderate to severe [...]

  • U.S. Lowers Recommended Fluoride Levels in Drinking Water

    The U.S. government has decreased its recommended level of fluoride in drinking water for the first time in a half-century, to prevent staining of tooth enamel caused by overexposure to fluoride.

  • Get Checked for Diabetes While Getting Your Teeth Cleaned?

    THURSDAY, Feb. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) — The dentist’s office may be a good place to screen people for diabetes, a new study suggests. “In light of findings from the study, the dental visit could be a useful opportunity to conduct diabetes screening among at-risk, undiagnosed patients — an important first step in identifying those who [...]

  • Fluoride in Drinking Water Tied to Higher Rates of Underactive Thyroid

    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A British study finds a correlation between the amount of fluoride in public drinking water and a rise in incidence of underactive thyroid. While the study is only able to establish an association, not cause-and-effect, experts say the link deserves serious investigation. “Clinicians in the United States should emphasize to [...]

  • Postmenopausal Women May Be at Risk of Gum Disease

    FRIDAY, Feb. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Postmenopausal women who are at high risk for broken bones may also be at increased risk for gum disease, a new study suggests. The research included almost 200 women, aged 51 to 80. They had all gone through menopause within the last 10 years, didn’t smoke and hadn’t taken [...]

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