Study: Poor Oral Hygiene Habits May Increase Hypertension Risk

Data From Nearly 20,000 Demonstrates Association Between Lack of Oral Hygiene and High Blood Pressure

CHICAGO, IL, Jul 28, 2015 (Marketwired via COMTEX) -- In a recent study, Korean researchers have found that poor oral hygiene habits may lead to increased incidence of hypertension. The study, published in the July 2015 issue of the Journal of Periodontology, suggests periodontitis and hypertension may be linked by way of inflammation and blood pressure elevation.

This from the American Dental Hygiene Association:

More research directly correlates decrease in intraoral bacteria with regular use of Xylitol!

For more information go to:  http://www.xlear.com/students-present-research-on-xylitol/

I saw this story from the Huffington Post and it warmed my heart...

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What are Digital Impressions?

Digital impressions are highly precise laser scans of a patient's mouth taken with a hand held device.  This information is then sent to the lab over the internet and the lab will begin making your crown, veneer or mouthguard immediately.

What are dental Sealants?

A sealant is a resin applied to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth. The sealant material flows into the pits and grooves. It acts as a barrier, protecting enamel from decay by sealing out plaque, bacteria and food. Sealants are usually clear or white, they are not noticeable when you smile or talk.

If a tooth is knocked out: 

Immediately call a dentist for an emergency appointment. It is important to see your dentist within an hour for the best chance of the tooth surviving the trauma. Handle the tooth by the crown (the top), not by the root (the pointed part on the bottom). Touching the root of the tooth can damage cells that are necessary to reattach the tooth to the bone. Gently rinse the tooth in water to remove dirt. Do not scrub the tooth! It is important not to let the tooth dry out.  The tooth could be placed in your mouth between the cheek and gum. It could also be wrapped in a clean cloth or gauze and immerse it in milk or saline solution (the solution used for contacts). If a baby tooth is knocked out, the tooth should not be replanted. The patient should be seen as soon as possible to make sure there are no remaining pieces of the tooth.

Mouthguards can prevent sport related head injuries.

Recent dental studies have shown that wearing a properly fitted mouthguard while playing sports could prevent severe concussions or mild traumatic brain injuries from a direct blow to the jaw. A study comparing over the counter to custom fitted mouthguards in high school football players showed a nearly 2 to 1 reduction of concussions, in favor of custom fitted mouthguards. Ask your dentist about fabricating a custom fitted mouthguard today!

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The link between HPV and oropharyngeal (mouth and throat) cancers are one of the current topics not commonly discussed outside of the classroom.  The following are some of the latest facts and figures adapted from the Richmond Institute of Dental Research to shed light on the subject.

If you are a red wine drinker, this article is for you!

A new study has found that red wine, as well as grape seed extract, could potentially help prevent cavities. They say that their report, which appears in ACS' Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, could lead to the development of natural products that ward off dental diseases with fewer side effects.