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The Importance of Dental Health in Preventing Systemic Disease

Holistic dentistry focuses on the integral role that oral health plays in overall health. This is due to a strong body of research that shows a clear association between chronic disease and poor dental health.  Although holistic dentists have recognized these links for many years, recent research has continued to emerge, confirming a relationship between dental disease and a wide variety of systemic conditions including neurological diseases, heart disease, diabetes, and even many cancers. This growing body of evidence on

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The Link Between Sleep Deprivation and Periodontal Disease

We all know that getting enough sleep is an important part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. However, a 2016 study from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention revealed that over one-third of adults in the United States do not get the recommended seven or more hours of sleep per night on a regular basis. This lack of adequate sleep can lead to a variety of negative health conditions including heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, and mental health

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The Link Between Chronic Periodontitis and Alzheimer’s Disease

A recently released study from Chung Shan Medical University in Taiwan suggests a link between chronic periodontitis and Alzheimer’s disease. The study, which was published in Alzheimer’s Research & Therapy, was led by Dr. Yu-Chao Chang and found strong evidence linking chronic gum disease to an increased risk of patients developing Alzheimer’s disease. Previous research on chronic gum disease and overall health Gum disease, which can lead to infection and inflammation in the body, has long been associated with an

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What You Need to Know about Diabetes and Your Oral Health

A 2017 report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates 9.4% of the United States population—that’s 30.3 million Americans—now has diabetes. According to a recent report from Blue Cross Blue Shield, diabetes is also currently the third most common health issue among insured Americans, following closely behind high blood pressure and mood disorders. Findings from this study also show that diabetes is growing at the quickest rate in the millennial age group. Aside from soaring medical costs (in

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AAP Updates Recommendations on Fruit Juice for Infants and Children

In May, the American Academy of Pediatrics released several updated guidelines regarding consumption of fruit juice for infants, toddlers, and children. The first update in 16 years, these new guidelines include limiting fruit juice intake for toddlers and completely cutting out fruit juice in the first year of a baby’s life. No juice for children under one year of age Previous guidelines from the AAP recommended that parents avoid giving 100 percent fruit juice to infants under six months of

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