Fitness trackers are all the rage, with sales of the devices doubling over the past two years. In 2015, the industry topped $1.4 billion. Juniper Research claims that by 2018, nearly 60 million people will be wearing fitness trackers. While tracking steps taken and calories burned are key features of the devices, so are their… Read More

It’s no secret that pregnancy can wreak havoc on a woman’s body. But did you know that includes your teeth? The increased hormones during pregnancy affect the body’s response to plaque, and that can lead to gum disease and tooth decay. The good news is pregnancy aches and pains – and even those red gums… Read More

New study says triclosan in toothpaste shouldn’t be feared The antibiotic triclosan has been in the news recently because of the fear that its use in everyday consumer products could cause a public health risk by stimulating resistance to important antimicrobials. But a study published in an online journal of the American Society of Microbiology… Read More

In a word, yes. A Finnish study published in the Journal of Sports Sciences found that a quarter of professional athletes suffer from significant sleep disorders. Those disorders included difficulty falling asleep, snoring and sleep-disordered breathing, which can be related to Obstructive Sleep Apnea. The good news out of this study was that guidance on… Read More

Your oral health is often a direct reflection of your overall health. So when your gums are sore and bleeding or you require gum disease treatment, it can be an indicator that something larger is going on. Researchers have gone so far as to link lung, esophageal, kidney and breast cancers to gum disease and… Read More

MEN’S HEALTH MONTH SERIES ARTICLE II Men are twice as likely to suffer from sleep apnea as women. In fact, just being male is one of the greatest risk factors for sleep apnea, as well as being overweight and over the age of 40. Anatomical differences in men, like more fat deposits around the neck… Read More

MEN’S HEALTH MONTH:  ARTICLE I It may come as no surprise that men are less likely to seek preventative dental care and more likely to ignore their oral health for years than their female counterparts. And it may all begin with the toothbrush: Women change their toothbrushes twice as often as men, sticking closer to… Read More

When you meet someone new, what’s the first thing they notice about you? According to a survey by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, 94 percent of people say they are likely to notice a person’s smile over their eyes, figure or height. Conversely, a third of respondents said bad teeth overshadow the rest of… Read More

About 65 percent of Americans are overweight or obese. And nearly 18 million Americans suffer from some kind of a sleep disorder. What do these statistics have in common? Sleep disorders are more common in overweight adults and children alike. In fact, the National Sleep Foundation reports that 77 percent of older adults who are… Read More

We’re continuing our discussion about periodontal disease’s relationship to larger health issues. While gum disease has long been linked to diabetes and heart disease, there are new studies showing your inflamed gums could lead to other health issues. More importantly, there is growing proof that gum disease treatment could even slow those diseases’s growth. Last… Read More