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Preventive Dentistry

Calcium – How Much Is Too Much?

There’s a recurring news story about calcium supplements that a number of my patients have found worrisome and confusing. It’s worth touching on and it reminded us that really, it’s an opportunity to talk to you about calcium’s importance to oral and overall health. First the worrisome story. In August 2010 The British Medical Journal published a [...]

Your Mouth is Key To Overall Body Health

Every day there is more and more evidence that proves the important connection between your oral health and your overall body health. In my own career I have seen increasing collaboration between dentistry and medicine because inflammatory diseases are common to both health management groups. That is, there are many ways in which researchers [...]

Poor Dental Health May Be a Risk Factor for Depression

Did you know that poor dental health has been linked to depression? Now researchers have found that your oral health could also be a risk factor for this mood disorder that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest. Studies have examined the idea that poor dental health was caused by depression. [...]