Dental problems. Out of Sight, Out of Mind?


Not every oral health problem is visible or results in pain or discomfort. Just because you don’t see a dramatic change with your teeth or gums or feel pain, it doesn’t mean your oral health is in ideal shape. Again, only your dentist has the expertise to determine this, and only regular appointments with your … Continue reading Dental problems. Out of Sight, Out of Mind?

HEALTHY GUMS AND A HEALTHY HEART: THE PERIO-CARDIO CONNECTION


Cardiovascular disease, the leading killer of men and women in the United States, is a major public health issue contributing to 2,400 deaths each day. Periodontal disease, a chronic inflammatory disease that destroys bone and gum tissues that support the teeth affects nearly 75 percent of Americans and is the major cause of adult tooth … Continue reading HEALTHY GUMS AND A HEALTHY HEART: THE PERIO-CARDIO CONNECTION

Healthy Gums and a Healthy Heart: The Perio-Cardio Connection


Cardiovascular disease, the leading killer of men and women in the United States, is a major public health issue contributing to 2,400 deaths each day. Periodontal disease, a chronic inflammatory disease that destroys bone and gum tissues that support the teeth affects nearly 75 percent of Americans and is the major cause of adult tooth … Continue reading Healthy Gums and a Healthy Heart: The Perio-Cardio Connection

Importance of Nutrition for Your Oral Health


Proper nutrition acts as an effective way to ensure optimal health and prevent the occurrence of disease. Moreover, receiving adequate nutrients from a variety of healthful foods and beverages can positively impact dental health. Certain foods with poor nutritional composition can increase the incidence of tooth decay and other detrimental dental conditions, leading to the … Continue reading Importance of Nutrition for Your Oral Health

Study shows intellectual capacity and dental disease


In a study of 4,732 adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDDs), researchers have found that people with such disorders are more likely to have poor oral hygiene, periodontal disease and untreated dental caries than members of the general population. Owing to behavioral difficulties associated with IDDs, the researchers believe that treatment may be deferred … Continue reading Study shows intellectual capacity and dental disease

Pesticide Spraying Notification to Reduce Mosquito Activity in Staten Island


Pesticide Application by Trucks is Scheduled for 2012. Parts of the following neighborhoods: Annadale, Bay Terrace, Dongan Hills, Eltingville, Grasmere, Grant City, Great Kills, Midland Beach, New Dorp, New Dorp Beach, Oakwood, Oakwood Beach, Old Town, and South Beach Parts of the following zip codes: 10304, 10305, 10306, 10308, 10312 Due to rising West Nile … Continue reading Pesticide Spraying Notification to Reduce Mosquito Activity in Staten Island

ALS & Lou Gehric’s Disease


"People have wondered if the immune system plays a role in neurological diseases like ALS," said Howard Weiner, MD, director of the BWH Multiple Sclerosis Program and senior study author. "The immune system is complicated, and previous immunotherapy trials have not been successful. But now we know what is wrong in the blood, and this … Continue reading ALS & Lou Gehric’s Disease