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Posts Tagged ‘gum disease’

A Common Myth of Gum Disease

MYTH:  Gum Disease is not that common. FACT:  On the contrary, gum disease is extremely common.  According to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, half of adults age 30 and older suffer from some form of gum disease.  Gum disease, an infection of the tissues that surround and support your teeth, is caused by…

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Why Your Teeth Hurt When You Have a Cold

From GuardianDirect.com – According to the National Institutes of Health, 5 to 20% of Americans get the flu every year and suffer from 1 billion colds annually. On top of the discomfort of endless coughing, sneezing and nighttime congestion, many Americans also experience tooth or gum pain when they have a cold. Most of the time, tooth…

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Six serious diseases linked to poor dental hygiene

Your mouth contains loads of bacteria, most of which are harmless. However, since your mouth is the barrier to entry for your digestive and respiratory systems, some of these bacteria, if left unchecked, can be a contributing factor to disease. To make matters worse, certain diseases linked to poor oral hygiene, can, in turn, reduce…

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