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Cigarettes Change Your Mouth Bacteria
September 5, 2021

Cigarettes Change Your Mouth Bacteria

According to the International Society for Microbial Ecology, cigarettes alter the mouth’s microbiome, which changes the way bacteria break down toxins. This inevitably leads to tooth decay and other oral disease. The human mouth contains over 600 species of bacteria and it is believed that 75% of all oral cancers can be linked to cigarettes

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Sports Drinks & Your Teeth
August 8, 2021

Sports Drinks & Your Teeth

The Olympics are here and athletes will be running, jumping and swimming their way to gold, silver and bronze. Throughout this period, lots of sports drinks will also be consumed. While sports drinks can effectively replenish electrolytes and fuel athletes through exercise, they are full of sugar and can be harmful to teeth. Sports drinks

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Researchers Link Gum Disease to Cognitive Decline in Alzheimer’s
May 12, 2021

Researchers Link Gum Disease to Cognitive Decline in Alzheimer’s

Keeping those pearly whites clean affects more than oral and heart health. Recent studies have shown that oral hygiene could also have an impact on brain and cognitive function. Research out of King’s College London and University of Southampton shows that “gum disease may be associated with faster cognitive decline among those with early Alzheimer’s disease.” The

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Studies Show A Link Between Depression and Oral Health
April 12, 2021

Studies Show A Link Between Depression and Oral Health

Recent studies have shown a connection between depression and oral health. Depression is a disease that affects a person’s ability to cope with day-to-day life and decreases their motivation for self-care. Needless to say, activities such as brushing teeth, flossing and trips to the dentist can fall by the wayside. During a study at Deakin University, researchers

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