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Take Your Home Hygiene to the Next Level with Oil Pulling

While a basic wash is enough to make your dirty car shine again, if you want to get it really clean and looking its best, you need detailing to be sure every inch of your ride is pristine. Brushing and flossing are the equivalent of that basic wash. But there

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The Thyroid: How One Little Gland Can Affect Your Oral Health

Little things mean a lot, as the song goes, and that’s certainly true for one little powerhouse of a gland: the thyroid, which sits just above your collarbone and just below your larynx (voicebox). The hormones it secretes affect every tissue and organ and cell in your body. They regulate

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Assessing Your Oral Health with Phase Contrast Microscopy

Despite what decades of advertising have led a lot of people to believe, a healthy mouth isn’t a germ-free mouth. In fact, a germ-free mouth isn’t even possible. Your mouth is always teeming with microbes, including viruses, fungi, parasites, and an estimated 20 billion bacteria. More than 600 species of

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Oral Health & Lyme Disease: A Two-Way Street

Oral Health & Lyme Disease: A Two-Way Street Summertime is outdoor time, and here in New Jersey, that also means a time when you’re more likely to meet up with the deer ticks that carry B. burgdorferi, the bacterium that causes Lyme disease. Up to half of those ticks carry

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Oral Care During Your Pregnancy

Oral Care During Your Pregnancy Some myths are particularly hard to bust – like the belief that you should avoid the dentist during pregnancy. Nothing could be further from the truth. Sure, there are some procedures that should be delayed. Having mercury amalgam fillings removed, for instance, is something to

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Periodontal Disease Prevention

“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”-Benjamin Franklin When it comes to gum disease, Benjamin Franklin’s quote couldn’t be more true. We have plenty of great treatment options for people already suffering from gum disease, but the best way to fight any disease is prevention. If you beat

Dental Inflammation – What are the Consequences?

Dental Inflammation – What are the Consequences? Over the past months, we have given you quite some information about gum disease and dental inflammation and the risks involved for your health. There are some aspects though, that we feel you should be aware of so you can take the necessary

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Preventing Gum Disease – How You Can Protect Your Health

Preventing Gum Disease – How You Can Protect Your Health Gum disease, also called periodontal disease, can occur when bacteria build up between your gums and teeth. This can cause inflammation, not only in the mouth but also carried throughout the body. An early warning sign of gum disease is

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How Gum Disease Can Affect Your Overall Health

For some time, research has shown that gum disease is associated with several other diseases. First it was thought that bacteria were the factor that linked periodontal disease to other diseases in the body; however, more recent research demonstrates that inflammation may be responsible. Therefore, treating inflammation may not only

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