Archive for January, 2012

Fish Oil

Recent research suggests eating even moderate amounts of omega-3 fatty acids, typically found in foods such as salmon and other fatty fish, may help ward off gum disease.  Dental exams showed participants in the study with more omega-3 fatty acid consumption were between 23 percent and 30 percent less likely to have gum disease than […]

Chocolate…Reduce Risk of Stroke?

In the latest research, Swedish scientists report that eating chocolate seems to lower a woman’s risk of stroke.  The study found that women who had the highest consumption of chocolate- about two candy bars a week- had a twenty percent reduced risk of stroke.  Dark chocolate consumption has also been found to reduce blood pressure, […]

Low Folic Acid

A low Folic Acid count could affect your teeth.  One of the primary indications of a folate deficiency is oral irritation and degeneration.  Most often, a deficiency will result in a swollen tongue and frequent mouth ulcerations.  This can exacerbate to inflamed gums, weakened tooth enamel and even tooth loss.  However, these are typical of […]

Flossing vs Toothpicks

Everyone knows brushing your teeth twice a day should be part of your dental hygiene routine.  But what about flossing or using toothpicks?  Well it turns out they are both good for you to get in the habit of using.  Flossing should be done on a daily basis, usually right before going to bed.  But […]