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Medical NewsThe Link between Oral and Whole Body Health

The mouth truly is a window into the health of the rest of the body. Several current studies show a strong correlation between oral health and many of today’s most common chronic diseases. In a time in which prescription pharmaceutical use in the United States is continually growing, the possibility Read more…

Through the GenerationsDentures with Dr. Malm

Dear Dr. Malm: How many people in the United States wear dentures today? Dear Reader: It is estimated that 32 million people wear dentures today. The largest group is the 65 to 74 year olds, and approximately 57% of Americans in this age group wear them. Of those who do Read more…

Medical NewsYour Diabetes Care Team Includes Your Dentist

If you have diabetes, the high content of blood sugar can affect your entire body. The disease can harm the kidneys, eyes, nerves, heart and other important systems. Your teeth and gums are no exception. Diabetes reduces the ability of the body to fight infection, and studies have shown that Read more…

Medical NewsAre My Silver Fillings Safe?

In the field of dentistry, there is a movement towards holistic or biological dentistry. The practice is fairly new and many contest its principles; however, the environmental stance is the primary driver: silver amalgam fillings contain mercury, and mercury in our water and food sources can be harmful to our Read more…

Medical NewsWhite Is Wonderful, But Unclean May Kill You

By Lauren Del Sarto Studies Link Periodontal Health and Heart Disease Brushing your teeth is not only good for your smile. Recent studies indicate that it also decreases your chances of suffering a heart attack. Researchers in England analyzed data from more than 11,000 people taking part in an 8 Read more…

Medical NewsKnowing You Have TMJ Is a Blessing: Not Knowing Can be a Curse

Many people suffer for years from debilitating symptoms such as migraine-like headaches, blurred vision, dizziness, ringing in the ears, soreness around or pain behind the eyes, facial pain, or clicking of jaw joints. Their first course of action is to visit their primary care physician, who may treat the symptoms Read more…