Author: Manhattan Dental Arts

Dental Floss vs. Water Pick: What You Should Know

Why is flossing so important? Flossing removes food debris, plaque, and bacteria in difficult to reach places. If you don’t floss regularly, bacteria will calcify, turn to tartar, and lead to gum issues and gingivitis. You may have heard a water pick can do similar. Dental floss vs. water pick: what you should know to help you decide.

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The Connection Between Dental Health And Heart Disease

Scientists have been studying the connection between dental health and heart disease for many years. Some studies seem to confirm an association or connection, however, others do not. More research is needed to definitively prove the connection. Let’s review the studies and why many believe there is an association between the two.

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Heavy Drinkers May Be At Higher Risk For Gum Disease, Heart Disease, and Cancer

Our moms always told us to do everything in moderation and there’s no doubt moms today probably still say the same. One important case of this is drinking alcohol. How much we consume on a regular basis can impact our health in enormous ways, including the fact heavy drinkers may be at a higher risk for gum disease, heart disease, and cancer.

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