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Plaque, Mouth Health, and Heart Disease

Research has proven that there are many links between poor oral health and diseases that affect the body. Although having poor oral health hasn’t been proven to cause heart disease, the bacteria that is present in gum disease is believed to increase the risk of developing heart disease. Additionally, having poor dental health can increase the risk of bacterial infection …

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New Clues for Causes of Burning Mouth Syndrome (BMS)

Have you noticed a burning sensation in your mouth, something that is not due to scalding your mouth on a hot drink or piece of hot pizza? Burning Mouth Syndrome, or BMS, can affect the tongue, roof of the mouth, insides of cheeks, gums and lips. The burning or scalding sensation can appear suddenly or can develop over time. It …

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Worried about a smoking habit? Here’s another reason to quit.

University of Louisville School of Dentistry researcher David A. Scott, Ph.D. and his team have identified how tobacco smoke promotes bacteria in the mouth. Cigarette smoke is composed of thousands of chemical components, and the result of this exposure is stress to the body and the development of biofilm. Biofilms are made up of many microbial communities, and bacteria can …

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