Unhealthy Gums Can Lead to Lung Disease
The simple act of brushing and flossing your teeth may help keep lung ailments in check. Researchers believe that as gums recede due to poor oral health, respiratory illnesses like bronchitis and emphysema worsen.
If you already have lung disease, taking care of your teeth and gums is especially important.
It’s possible that improved oral health is one factor that may help prevent progression of this disease, which is responsible for 2.2 million deaths a year worldwide.
The data included results of physical examinations that measured lung function and ascertained overall oral ... read more
Drugs and Your Oral Health
Medications have side effects that can affect your oral health. Side effects that may cause permanent consequences to the human being occur because drugs are not specific in their actions. Medications and drugs do not exclusively go to the cells that are involved in the problem--instead they go to tissues, blood, lymph, all cells and organs of the whole body, metastasizing side effects to the whole system.
For instance, an antidepressant could help people to improve their moods because of its doping affects, which are similar to cocaine and marijuana. The only difference is that one is ... read more
Six Common Dental Procedures That can Harm Your Health, and How Environmental Dentistry (aka Holistic or Biological Dentistry) can Help
Conventional dentistry and conventional dental practices have certainly helped a great number of people enjoy good dental function for many years now. And if that’s the case, why should anyone be interested in seeing an environmental dentist rather than a conventional dentist? What is an environmental dentist, anyhow?
Environmental dentistry, also know as, holistic or biological dentistry, in a nutshell, respects the fact that the mouth is an integrated part of the entire body, and that it should always be viewed and treated in this respect. The primary aim of environmental, holistic or ... read more
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