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You Can Smile About These Healthy Tips
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.
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Seeing your dentist on a regular basis may lower your risk of having bacterial pneumonia, according to an unpublished study presented at a conference.
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.
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.
Another Reason to Brush: Tooth Loss May Mean Later Health Issues
Keep that dental hygiene up — losing your teeth could mean you’ll slow down more quickly in old age.
Periodontal Disease May Raise Risk of Kidney Disease
Healthy gums make for a winning smile, but poor gum health may lead to other health problems. A new study suggests that periodontal disease in blacks might increase their risk for chronic kidney disease.
Many Athletes Had Poor Dental Health
Athletes often deal with fatigue, sore joints or pulled muscles from playing sports. But new research found that many athletes also face dental health problems.