Health News

A Dental Diabetes Link
Diabetes and dental health might not be the most obvious pair, but new research out of South Korea suggests that there might be a connection between the health of the mouth and the management of diabetes.
Brushing Teeth to Keep Heart Disease Away
The expression "To have your heart in your mouth” may have a new meaning. Gum health has been shown to influence heart health, and good oral hygiene may even slow hardening of the arteries.
Recommended Fluorides for Those at Risk for Cavities
Tooth decay can become very serious if not treated. Special fluoride treatments may be necessary for those who are at high risk for cavities.
How to Quickly Stop Tooth Pain
Toothaches should be examined by your dentist, but sometimes the pain is so strong that you may want temporary relief before your appointment. A new study proved that benzocaine gels can help.
Cholesterol Rx May Fight Gum Disease
Studies have shown a link between gum disease and heart disease; both are driven by inflammation. Now it seems that link also may extend to treatments for heart problems — statins, which lower cholesterol, may help reduce gum inflammation.
Homebound Seniors Need Tooth Love
Oral health care may be difficult to access for homebound seniors. As a result, many homebound seniors may have serious dental health needs.
Burden of Hospital Stays for Dental Infection
Oral health infections can usually be dealt with easily if found early by a dentist. However, many people often wait until hospital care is needed.
Gum Infection and Birth Problems
Expectant mothers must pay detailed attention to their health so they have the best chance of giving birth with no complications. And oral health is no exception. 
Mouthwash for Sensitive Teeth
If you have sensitive teeth, you know that it can be a pain — literally. New research shows that a certain mouthrinse could provide relief for people with dental sensitivity.
Reducing Tooth Decay in Children
Children tend to have a difficult time maintaining a clean mouth. And an unclean mouth can lead to a host of dental problems, including tooth decay. With that in mind, researchers recently set out to see if fluoride varnish was effective and safe for preventing tooth decay in children and teens.