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Side Effects of Hydrogen Peroxide Mouthwash

If you are looking to improve your oral health, you might be considering hydrogen peroxide mouthwash. The good news is that it can be an effective way to combat gum disease if you combine it with regular brushing and flossing. Some people also use it for canker sores and as a sore [...]

Gender-Specific Strategies May Help Men with Diabetes Avoid Gum Disease

Although dentists focus on oral health, which is largely ignored by doctors, our oral and overall health are closely interrelated. We know, for example, that poor oral health can lead to heart problems. We also know that diabetes can dramatically impact your risk of gum disease. Now a new study shows that [...]

One More Reason to Quit the Bottle: Alcohol Increases Risk of Oral Disease

Cancer, heart disease, dementia—the list of diseases and poor health conditions caused by alcohol consumption continues. A recent study shows that alcohol changes the makeup of the mouth’s microbiome that could have effects on the whole body, making it susceptible to disease. Researchers from the New York University School of Medicine in New York City [...]

Could Dental Implants Benefit from this Supermaterial?

Graphene is the strongest, thinnest material in existence. At one-atom thick, it’s two-hundred times stronger than steel. People used the term graphene as early as 1962. But it wasn't until 2002 when an expert in microscopic thin materials experimented with thin sheets of carbon and produced truly monoatomic sheets. The material is currently being used [...]