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How Your Dentist May Prevent Pneumonia
Seeing your dentist on a regular basis may lower your risk of having bacterial pneumonia, according to an unpublished study presented at a conference.
Don't Forget About Your Pearly Whites
Proper care of your teeth and gums promotes dental health and lowers your risk for dental issues like tooth decay, gum disease and tooth loss, among others. 
Anesthesia Through the Nose
The US Food and Drug Administration has approved the first product that delivers anesthesia for dental procedures via a nasal spray.
The Link Between Gum Health and Cognition
In a new study, gum disease was linked to faster cognitive decline in patients with Alzheimer's disease.
The Link Between Your Mouth and Your Stroke Risk
Here's a reason to keep your mouth clean that you probably didn't expect: It might lower your risk of stroke.
Living up to Your Potential Life Span
No one lives forever. But you may be able to increase your life span.
Some Smiles Might Hide Untreated Cavities
Flashing those pearly whites might brighten up the room, but new data suggests that many US smiles could be hiding something — problems with tooth decay.
Got Arthritis? Take Care of Your Teeth
If those aching joints are a result of rheumatoid arthritis, it may be a signal to take extra care of your teeth.
The Health Risks of Kissing
Cupid’s arrow may have you puckering up this Valentine’s Day, but you could get more than just butterflies when you smooch your sweetie. According to past research, 80 million germs can be transferred in one 10-second kiss. So before you pucker up, make sure your kissing partner isn’t putting your health at risk.
The Health Benefits of Kissing
There’s a whole lot of kissing going on in the first few months of the year. From that midnight smooch on New Year’s Eve to all day Valentine’s Day — and every day in between — there are a ton of reasons to give your sweetie a smooch.  And it could be good for your health, too!