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How Your Teeth Are Affected By Your Thyroid

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.

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Rheumatoid Arthritis and Oral Health

If you have rheumatoid arthritis, you may also experience dental problems. Here's what you should know about the connection.

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The Secret to RA May Be in Your Mouth

Learn more about how your oral health may trigger rheumatoid arthritis, and how RA can affect your teeth.

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Is Tooth Whitening Harmful?

You can buy do-it-yourself whitening products or have your dentist whiten your teeth. Both work. Here are the side effects.

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The Link Between Diabetes and Gum Disease

If you have diabetes, you have double the risk of getting a serious form of gum disease known as periodontitis. Here’s what you should know.

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Why a Tooth Infection Might Hurt Your Heart

Researchers suspect that inflammation in the tooth’s root may play a role in the development of coronary artery disease.

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How to Combat Dry Mouth

Chronic dry mouth occurs when you don’t produce enough saliva. It can lead to cavities, periodontal disease, and tooth loss. Try these seven tips to keep your mouth moist.