Millions of areas in the U.S. don’t have enough dentists. A new type of dental professional called a dental therapist is filling that void in some states.
Studies suggest RA and periodontal disease could be triggered by the same specific bacteria. Here’s why that matters.
Brushing your teeth twice a day—and flossing!—may do more for your body than just brighten your smile.
Find out if the claims that activated charcoal can combat digestive issues, high cholesterol, and skin problems are true.
Have you tended to your teeth today? Here’s how to improve your mouth health and lower your risk of liver cancer.
Tooth loss and gum infections like periodontitis put African American women at higher risk for cancer of the pancreas, suggest researchers at Boston University.
People with chronic periodontitis that can lead to tooth loss have a 6 percent higher risk of dementia than people who don’t have gum disease.
Do you ever wonder why your dentist may ask you if you have thyroid disease? (If they don’t, they should be.) These are the dental treatments and procedures that can have a negative impact on your thyroid.
If you have rheumatoid arthritis, you may also experience dental problems. Here's what you should know about the connection.
Health journalist Mary Otto explores why dental care is not fully covered under health insurance and other issues about the importance of oral health.
The state of a person’s mouth can not only be a turnoff but can also pose health risks. Here’s more on the link between kissing and oral health.