1. Your Heart is in Your Mouth: Good Oral Hygiene Could Mean Healthier Hearts

    For years, you may have overlooked a handy tool in the fight against cardiovascular disease: your toothbrush. Studies link tooth and gum health to heart health. A 2005 review from Finland’s Helsinki University Central Hospital, which was published in the “Journal of Periodontology,” found that chronic inflammation, such as that found in gum disease, increases the risk that a patient will dev…Read More

  2. White Coating on the Tongue

    Did you notice any white coating on your tongue? The white coating found on the tongue are actually formed by countless of unusual microbes known as biofilm. There are usually many accumulated bacteria found on the tongue which will cause bad breath. Proper oral care and tongue brushing can help to minimize the problem. You can either use a tongue cleaner or toothbrush to eliminate the white coati…Read More

  3. Why Saliva is Important

    When it comes to oral health, most Americans think about keeping their teeth and gums healthy. But there is an important player in the game of oral health that is often overlooked — saliva. Without saliva, food wouldn’t taste as good, tooth decay would increase and digestion could be more difficult. Michael Brennan, DDS, MHS, director of the Sjögren’s Syndrome and Salivary Disorders Center …Read More