Former president of the American Association for Dental Research, Dr. Robert Genco, calls periodontal disease -- an advanced form of gum disease that affects half of Americans -- a public health concern. "[It] is one of the most prevalent non-communicable chronic diseases in our population."
Catching me in a weak moment during the first few days of our trip, my friend and co-founder Morgan, who spent last year working in Bangalore, sought to console me, saying, "Mother India always provides when you need it most."
If you've been having trouble breaking up with cigarettes, I have some helpful information that you need to know regarding the dangers of smoking. Unlike that "bad boy" in college, smoking can really do permanent damage to your health, especially if you're going through menopause.
For expected mothers, good oral health and good physical health should be solidified as one and the same. Everything is shared between a baby and the mother, and at the end of the nine months, maintaining a clean and healthy mouth will put a smile on your newborn's face.
There are many different causes of bad breath, and each of them can produce their own, unique form of oral odor. It's important to know what all of these things are so you can avoid them or take the proper steps to combat them.
While bad breath has been around pretty much as long as man has, research in the science world continues to find out what is behind bad breath and how to fix it -- not to mention new advances in technology.
Taking good care of your teeth is a good way to avoid toothaches, expensive trips to the dentist and tooth loss in old age. But there is another reason to practice good oral health: It can affect the health of your whole body.
Periodontitis is the second stage of gum disease and is difficult to treat. While there may be a new treatment for periodontitis on the horizon, the best thing you can do is to not let the disease get to this stage.