How Cannabis Impacts Oral Health

​ The use of cannabis as a medical treatment has been increasing steadily for the last couple years. You or someone you know might be using it now to treat a chronic illness. However, using marijuana can cause a number of issues for your oral health. Xerostomia One of the main impacts it can have on your mouth is that it can lead to xerostomia, or ...
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When to See a Periodontist for Gum Disease

​ A periodontist is a specialist whose major area of expertise is in treating gum disease and other conditions. While the type or stage of gum disease you're dealing with would usually determine whether you would need periodontal treatment, there are several reasons why a periodontist would be a better option than a regular dentist for cases of adv...
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What Does Oral Health Have to Do with Blood Pressure?

​ If it seems like you're reading more these days about different health conditions that can be traced back to oral health in some way, you are! More and more research is being conducted to support the importance of maintaining your oral health in order to properly maintain your overall health. If you suffer from high blood pressure, your gums coul...
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Large Study Links Severe Gum Disease and Cancer

A long-term study conducted by researchers from Tufts University, Health Sciences Campus in Massachusetts, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Maryland and Kimmel Cancer Center in Pennsylvania shows a 24 percent higher risk of cancer for patients with severe gum disease.

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