Gum Disease

Floss Your Way to Better Heart Health

…and cardiovascular disease. The reason is that periodontal disease (infection and inflammation of the gums) is associated with increased levels of C-reactive protein (CRP)—and the higher your CRP the greater your risk of cardiovascular disease. So, keeping your teeth and gums in good shape is…

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Inflammation and Heart Disease

…builds up in your gum line and plaque in your arteries are connected. Dental plaque causes gingivitis (inflammation of the gums), and as it progresses, your mouth becomes a breeding ground for bacteria that pass into the blood and cause inflammation elsewhere. People with gum disease invariably have…

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Diabetes and Periodontal Disease

…risk of developing periodontal disease than people without blood sugar problems. Periodontal disease, or gum disease, occurs when the gums become infected and inflamed. Signs that you may have periodontal disease include: * red, sore, swollen gums * bleeding gums * loose or sensitive teeth * bad…

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How to Quit Smoking Naturally

…months without a cigarette, your risk of having a heart attack will drop, and your lung function will improve. * After one year, your risk of heart disease will be cut by 50 percent, as will your risk of lung cancer after five years. In short, I don't know anyone who has quit smoking naturally…

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Nutrient Spotlight: 3 Primary Antioxidants

…also an effective therapy for preventing Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease. Furthermore, vitamin E helps alleviate respiratory problems and boosts your immune system’s ability to fight off infectious disease. The main dietary sources of vitamin E are vegetable oils, nuts,…

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Little-Known Health Benefits of Probiotics

…diarrhea and constipation associated with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and for ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s and other inflammatory bowel diseases. * Obesity. Research suggests that probiotics may help fight the battle of the bulge. The bacteria that reside in your intestinal tract are…

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