oral health and pot use

Oral Health and Pot Use Concerns

The effect of marijuana on oral health is unclear due in large part to its status as a controlled substance. That alone has stalled much research on the plant’s uses for years. Science has shown that cigarettes cause a slew of potentially fatal diseases. But they have yet to show a direct link between regular…

Early gum disease detection may help avoid more serious problems.

The Hidden Dangers of Gum Disease to Your Health

Gum disease can become a serious problem for one’s oral health. Bacterially-infected gums and soft tissues, if left untreated, can deteriorate to the point of tooth loss. But studies point to even larger dangers. Let’s start with a definition. In its earliest, mildest form, gum disease is known as gingivitis – an inflammation of gum…

Diabetes and periodontal disease can be prevented.

The Relationship Between Diabetes and Periodontal Disease

For those affected by diabetes – almost 8% of the American population by some estimates – related health problems can complicate your life.  Potential circulatory, vision, kidney, and nerve issues require diabetics to carefully monitor their blood glucose levels and manage their disease. But periodontal disease, or gum disease, is also a significant related illness…