Second Hand Smoke and Periodontal Disease

Studies recently undertaken found that periodontal¬†(inflamation/bone loss) disease was found 1.6 times more frequently in non-smokers with greater exposure to second hand tobacco smoke. Source:¬†Sevels I, Clinical Abstracts, Ontario Dentist, July/August 2012, Vol 89, No 6, pg 38-39.  

Reduced risk of dementia in those who brush teeth regularly

People who keep their teeth and gums healthy with regular brushing may have a lower risk of developing dementia later in life, according to a new study. Researchers who followed close to 5,500 elderly people over an 18-year period, found those who reported brushing their teeth less than once a day were up to 65% more likely to develop dementia …