According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the number of Americans that have excess weight and obesity has increased significantly over the last two decades. About 64% of adults in the US have excess weight, while 34% have obesity. What’s more alarming is that this problem is more prevalent in the younger population. The […]

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There is no concrete answer to whether allergies can result in dry mouth. Allergic reactions do not directly cause dry mouth, but it can be a repercussion of those allergies. In other words, allergies can cause dry mouth, but more indirectly. How are allergies and dry mouth connected? Allergic reactions can give you a dry […]

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Careful and gentle brushing and flossing are necessary to keep your teeth clean and protect them against any issues related to teeth and gums. But, an oral hygiene regimen, no matter how good it is, cannot clean every nook and cranny of your tooth. More specifically, teeth in the back of your mouth are more […]

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The temporomandibular joint is known as the TMJ joint and is usually shorted to TMJ. But what is so important about this joint? Well, it’s at the base f your skull that’s in front of your ear structure and connects to your mandible.  This brings the jaws together. This is a unique thing because the […]

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Gingivitis is never a fun condition, but there are some warning signs.  It is an inflammation of the gums which, when left unchecked can cause periodontitis, and may cause eventual tooth loss.  Here, we’ll discuss the warning signs, and what you can do about them. First, is inflammation of the gums. They’re red, swollen, and […]

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Many medical professionals do believe obesity to be a chronic condition, and it’s understood that this is on the rise, with more and more younger people becoming obese due to poor nutrition and bad eating habits. But it also puts you at risk for hypertension, type 2 diabetes, and other problems, including cancers and respiratory […]

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Have you ever noticed that someone has really bad breath when you’re talking to them? It’s more than just eating too much garlic, but they may have a serious issue.  They have something called perio breath, and that involves problems with the gums, which in turn contribute to those bad odors within the mouth. Here’s […]

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