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New Research Links Mercury Amalgam Fillings with Asthma, Arthritis

New Research Links Mercury Amalgam Fillings with Asthma, Arthritis

Although “silver” amalgam fillings have been used for almost 200 years now, there’s really not much to recommend them beyond the facts that they’re cheap, easy to place quickly, and can last a long time. But they also make teeth weaker because so much natural tooth...

How to Avoid Becoming an Oral Cancer Statistic

Cancer deaths are falling - well, except for a handful of cancer types. Unfortunately, that handful includes cancers of the mouth and throat. Those continue to trend upward, according to the latest annual report from the CDC and prominent cancer organizations....

Healthy Gums for a Healthy Brain

Healthy teeth require healthy gums and bone to support them. Periodontal (gum) disease puts all three at risk. But that’s hardly the only reason to stay diligent about healthy eating, good home hygiene, regular dental appointments, and the rest. Gum disease also...

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