More Exercise + Healthy Weight = Less Gum Disease

by Jason 3/27/2014 8:00 AM

A study in the Journal of Periodontology found that increasing your physical activity leads to healthier teeth and gums. During the trial, researchers measured the body mass index (BMI), body fat percentage and maximal oxygen consumption in a group of volunteers. ... more...

Secondhand Smoke: A REAL Danger to Your Kids

by Jason 2/25/2014 8:00 AM

If you smoke, consider perhaps the most compelling reason for you to quit – your kids.

Children are extremely vulnerable to the ill effects of secondhand smoke. Exposure to secondhand smoke increases the risk for sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), respiratory illness, asthma, middle ear infections and tooth decay.... more...

Birth Defects and Oral Health

by Jason 1/28/2014 8:00 AM

When you are pregnant, the advice is never-ending! But there is very little conversation around how oral hygiene may affect your pregnancy. With all the mayhem of morning sickness, sleeplessness and crazy food cravings, who has time for oral hygiene? You should. Studies show that the oral hygiene of pregnant women has an impact on the pregnancy and the health of the baby. ... more...

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