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Cause and Effect; Halitosis

Halitosis; Chronic Bad Breath

Halitosis, the condition of chronic bad breath, is widely suffered by millions of Americans. More than just “morning breath”, halitosis is persistent odor that does not go away by brushing or rinsing with mouthwash. The good news is that it is treatable. Causes for Halitosis There are a number of causes for halitosis, and understanding […]

Understanding Gingivitis

Gingivitis is the inflammation of the gums (gingiva) and it also the early stage of gum disease.  Most often it occurs because a film of bacteria, also known as plaque, has accumulated on the teeth.  This is called Dental Plaque-induced Gingival disease. Plaque will build up around the teeth and cause the gums to swell.  […]

National Public Health Week

Filling the Gap Between Overall Health and Oral Health April 3-9, 2017 is National Public Health week. This is a time that we focus on the importance of creating healthier families and stronger communities. So how does this affect your dental health? As we read through some of our other blog posts, there are numerous […]

Dental Care & e-Cigarettes

Electronic Cigarettes and Dental Problems

Extensive research has begun on electronic cigarettes and the overall damage to user’s health. Since the use of electronic cigarettes has grown the past few years, the amount of research into health conditions and side effects has also increased. Recently, researchers exposed a large number of mouth cells to e-cigarette vapor in the laboratory, only […]

The Effects of Smoking on Gum Disease

Periodontal Disease Linked to Tobacco By now almost everyone knows that smoking has been linked with lung disease, cancer, and heart disease. But most people are not aware that smokers are three to six times more likely to have gum disease, and two times more likely to lose teeth. Gum Disease Gum disease, also known […]