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Pregnancy & Periodontal Disease

Pregnant woman in a field

We’ve long known that oral health habits are passed down from generation to generation. But we’re only starting to see the impact of oral health on the next generation, even before birth. Dr. Yiping Han of Columbia University explains the link between gum inflammation and complications during pregnancy.     Research has shown that pregnant…

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You Can Never Floss Enough

Dental floss and toothbrush

If you’ve ever been to the dentist, there’s a good chance that the hygienist encouraged you to floss more regularly. That’s not abnormal. Hygienists do this for good reason. Flossing helps secure tooth and gum health by cleaning the areas between the teeth that your toothbrush just can’t reach. By dislodging residual food and surface…

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What’s Wrong with Your Toothbrush?

Chances are you have a solid routine when it comes to oral hygiene. Brush, maybe floss, gargle, repeat. And you should continue to do all of those things. You may even schedule regular, six-month dental cleanings. That’s great. Keep it up. But for over half of American adults, that’s still not enough to ward off…

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