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What You Need to Know about Tooth Abscess

Tooth abscess, a collection of pus inside of the oral tissues, can result from severe infections like those associated with untreated gum disease. When abscess occurs, patients commonly experience intense pain and are at risk of having the infection spread to other parts of the body. Here is more about the causes and treatments of […]

Link between Gum disease and Heart disease

Healthy Teeth, Healthy Heart? Dr. Noushin Adhami says that your oral health could clue you in to the condition of your heart — so listen up! Here’s what you should know about the links between your teeth, gums, and ticker. You brush, floss, and follow all our dentist’s commandments for healthy teeth and gums (kudos!). […]

E-cigarettes just as harmful as tobacco for oral health

Electronic cigarettes are often marketed as a safer alternative to conventional cigarettes. When it comes to oral health, however, new research suggests vaping may be just as harmful as smoking. Researchers suggest vaping may be equally – if not more – harmful for oral health than smoking. In a study published in the journal Oncotarget, […]

Heart disease risk higher with latent tooth infection

If you missed your last dental checkup, a new study might encourage you to book that appointment right away; researchers have identified a higher risk of heart disease for individuals who have hidden tooth infections. Researchers suggest people with apical periodontitis are at greater risk of heart disease. Heart disease is the leading cause of […]