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Your Oral Health Speak Volumes About Your Wellness

If you want a snapshot of your health status then open wide. “Many common problems older adults face with their oral health also can be warning signs of other health issues that need attention,” says Diana V. Messadi, DDS of the UCLA School of Dentistry.

Approximately 40 percent of those age

Take Care of Your Teeth and Gums

If you have sore or bleeding gums, frequent tooth pain, or other dental problems, there may be more at stake than the health of your mouth.

“Research has shown that there is an association between oral inflammation and systemic inflammation. Examples of diseases linked to systemic inflammation are heart disease, respiratory

8. Caring for a person with Alzheimer’s Disease

If a loved one has Alzheimer’s disease and you will be the primary caregiver, there’s much you need to know, both about how to care for the person with the condition and about how to care for yourself. More than half of the people with Alzheimer’s disease are cared for

Elderly Activities: Managing the Day-to-Day Issues

Elderly Activities: Managing the Day-to-Day Issues

Many of the day-to-day tasks people take for granted in their younger years become more onerous for the elderly. Activities like the four below—meals, transportation, hygiene, and mobility—can become challenging.
It’s important to ask for help when these tasks become difficult and to take advantage of resources in the community

New Discoveries Offer Promise for Reversing Memory Loss

Most people are concerned about preserving a sharp memory as they grow older, fearing that memory loss associated with the aging process and disease might rob them of the ability to function normally and remain independent. These worries may one day be a thing of the past, if promising processes

Care for Your Teeth Properly, and Your Brain Health Could Benefit

Numerous studies have linked gum disease to a variety of health problems, including heart disease, heart attack, stroke, diabetes, and rheumatoid arthritis. Several recent studies add to the potential clinical impact of gum disease and tooth loss with data suggesting an association with cognitive decline in seniors.
At this time, there

The Benefits of Good Dentition Extend Far Beyond Your Mouth

One way to get information about your health is to simply “open wide.”

“Problems with your oral health could be warning signs of serious health issues that need immediate attention,” says Marsha Rubin, DDS, Program Director of the General Practice Residency in Dentistry at New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell.
Gum Disease
The main culprit of

The Truth About Your Teeth

New advances in technology help dental work last longer, but there is a good chance you may eventually have to replace crowns, bridges, implants, and dentures or partials. “While everyone’s oral health is different, most dental work will last about seven to 10 years, but if you maintain excellent oral

Poor Dental Health Linked to Higher Breast Cancer Risk

Postmenopausal women with periodontal disease (PD) are more likely to develop breast cancer, according to research published December 21, 2015 in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention. PD includes inflamed gums, damage to the soft tissue and bone that support the teeth, and tooth loss.
The researchers, who analyzed

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