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Why You Shouldn’t Wait Until There’s a Problem to See Your Dentist

Most people understand that it’s important to see your dentist regularly to protect your oral health. But there’s a large percentage (including about 38% of New Yorkers) that don’t make regular dental visits. Here’s why that’s not a good idea. It’s Expensive Many people cite cost as a reason why they don’t see their dentist ...

Switching from Smoking to Vaping Improves Oral Health

E-cigarettes are dramatically increasing in popularity. But, despite the fact that millions of people around the country are vaping, we don’t yet know the health consequences of the habit. However, a new study suggests that e-cigarettes might be much healthier than smoking, at least for the mouth. This study shows that when smokers substitute e-cigarettes ...

Orthodontics Can Cut Your Gum Disease Risk Almost in Half

If you remember, we considered the serious charges that orthodontic treatment causes your gums to disintegrate. We talked about how that article was flawed. Now we have more scientific evidence to show that, overall, orthodontic treatment reduces your risk of gum disease. The risk of gum disease in later ...

Don’t Believe That Unhealthy Gut Causes Receding Gums

The Internet has been great for distributing information. Unfortunately, that also includes misinformation, and it can sometimes be hard to tell the difference. Identifying the false information can be hard, and it’s tempting to believe articles that offer you a simple solution to a complex problem. And that’s the case with a recent natural news ...

Don’t Believe Inflated Claims about Tooth Loss from Braces

It’s a dramatic claim: braces are bad for your teeth. So bad, in fact, that they can lead to the destruction of your gums and the loss of teeth. The article is long, too, with many sources, which makes it seem convincing. There’s just one problem: there’s nothing in the article or its sources that ...