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Can Your Gums Reveal Your Diet?

Can Your Gums Reveal Your Diet?

Written By Kevin Kerfoot / Reviewed By Ray Spotts

While most of us are aware that sweets and other sugary foods and drinks increase the risk of dental cavities. Research from Aarhus University in Denmark concludes that sweet soft drinks and lots of sugar increase the risk of both dental cavities and inflammation of the gums - known as periodontal diseases - and that healthy eating habits should be prioritized even more.

Link Between Gum Disease And Higher Risk Of Hypertension

Link Between Gum Disease And Higher Risk Of Hypertension

A new study compiling the best available evidence to examine the odds of high blood pressure in patients with moderate and severe gum disease has determined that people with gum disease – also known as periodontitis - have a greater likelihood of high blood pressure – also known as hypertension.
Dentists See Increase In Dental Caries

Dentists See Increase In Dental Caries

Reviewed By Ray Spotts

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg was so adamant about the effect of soda consumption on the health of New Yorkers that he tried tirelessly but unsuccessfully to impose a soda tax in New York much to the dismay of many New Yorkers. Now he seems adamant to spend more of his own money having just launched a $3 million television advertising blitz in the Chicago area using his own personal money in support of the "Cook County sweetened beverage tax."

Study: Oral Health Problem Looms For Aging Population

Study: Oral Health Problem Looms For Aging Population

Of those examined in the study - representative of the more than 14,000 New Zealanders living in aged care - recently published in the journal Gerodontology, about half had severely impaired cognitive function, and more than a third required fillings or extractions. Those with severely impaired cognitive function had greater numbers of teeth with decay. They also had higher oral debris scores, reflecting poorer daily oral hygiene care.
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