Tooth and Bone Loss

Teeth can be lost for a variety of reasons. Anything from disease, injury, birth defect, to decay can result in teeth being lost or removed. However, many dental and health problems can result from tooth loss or removal. Diet Without properly aligned teeth, an...

Stroke

What is a Stroke? Stroke is one of the leading causes of death in the United States and the leading cause of death in older Americans. It is estimated that an American suffers from stroke every 45 seconds. With one in four men and one in five women over the age of 45...

Pancreatic Cancer

Pancreatic cancer is the fourth leading cause of cancer deaths in the U.S.; more than 30,000 Americans are expected to die from the disease this year. It is an extremely difficult cancer to treat, and little is known about what causes it. One established risk factor...

Low birth weight and premature babies

Most women are aware that smoking, drinking, and drug use have negative effects on pregnancy. Something that many women may not be aware of is the effect that having gum disease has on pregnant women. There are studies that show pregnant women may be at a higher risk...

Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a major concern for many older men and women.  It’s estimated that more than 40 million people either already suffer from the disease or are at risk for developing it.  Recent research suggests a link between osteoporosis and bone loss in the jaw....

Heart Disease

Scientists say they have established one reason why gum disease may increase the risk of heart disease. The link between gum and heart problems has long been recognized but it is unclear if poor oral health is simply a marker of a person’s general well being. UK and...