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  • Good news about fighting bad breath
    Mar. 3, 2021

    Good news about fighting bad breath

    General oral health

    In general, bad breath is caused by odor-producing bacteria as well as the bad-smelling compounds released by bacteria. Chronic bad breath can be the result of: Oral conditions like poor oral hygiene, gum disease, tooth decay and dry mouth Respiratory tract conditions like sinusitis, tonsillitis and bronchial tract problems Other medical conditions Certain medications Tobacco usage

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  • The link between gum disease and heart disease
    Feb. 6, 2020

    The link between gum disease and heart disease

    General oral health

    Heart disease is a leading cause of death in the United States, and studies show a relationship between heart disease and gum disease. February is American Heart Month and a great time to learn how a healthy smile can lead to a healthy heart. Gum disease, also referred to as periodontal disease, is an infection and inflammation of the gum tissues and bone that hold your teeth in place. In its early stage, it’s called gingivitis and can cause inflamed, red gums that bleed.

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