The Health Risks of Kissing
Cupid’s arrow may have you puckering up this Valentine’s Day, but you could get more than just butterflies when you smooch your sweetie. According to past research, 80 million germs can be transferred in one 10-second kiss. So before you pucker up, make sure your kissing partner isn’t putting your health at risk.
The Health Benefits of Kissing
There’s a whole lot of kissing going on in the first few months of the year. From that midnight smooch on New Year’s Eve to all day Valentine’s Day — and every day in between — there are a ton of reasons to give your sweetie a smooch. And it could be good for your health, too!
Another Reason to Brush: Tooth Loss May Mean Later Health Issues
Keep that dental hygiene up — losing your teeth could mean you’ll slow down more quickly in old age.
Periodontal Disease May Raise Risk of Kidney Disease
Healthy gums make for a winning smile, but poor gum health may lead to other health problems. A new study suggests that periodontal disease in blacks might increase their risk for chronic kidney disease.
Many Athletes Had Poor Dental Health
Athletes often deal with fatigue, sore joints or pulled muscles from playing sports. But new research found that many athletes also face dental health problems.
Wearing Dentures Overnight Tied to Pneumonia
Dentures can help the elderly maintain a normal lifestyle and diet in spite of age-related dental health problems. But the false teeth can also pose a risk for serious illness if proper oral hygiene isn’t followed.
Recommended Sugar Levels May Need to Change
Cutting back on the sweets may be a concern for those trying to slim down, but it should also be a concern for those who want to protect their teeth, say the authors of a new study.
Some Antidepressants Associated With Dental Implant Failure
Some dental implants don't stay in place after they have been inserted. New research suggests certain medicines may contribute to this problem
AAP Issues New Fluoride Recommendations
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recently looked at how well fluoride prevented cavities in children. The AAP found that fluoride prevented tooth decay and issued a few new recommendations.
Kids' Healthy Dental Habits Begin at Home
Youngsters returning to school from the summer face challenges in proper oral health, including maintaining good lunch habits, protecting their teeth in sports and flossing.