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Gum Disease and Alzheimer’s

For years we have heard about bacteria gut flora (or gut microbiota) and the benefits of having the correct balance of gut flora to your overall health. If the population of bacteria becomes out of balance, the body is negatively impacted. You’ve seen the Activia probiotic yogurt commercials and Benefiber’s prebiotic gut health commercials, right?! […]

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The Sleepy Snorer & Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Greetings tooth fans! This month’s blog post topic is part 2 in my series on sleep dentistry. Last time we talked about nocturnal bruxism (grinding your teeth at night), and I alluded to how sleep disordered breathing can be a contributing factor to this condition. Today I’ll talk a little bit more about snoring and […]

Researchers Uncover Higher Prevalence of Periodontal Disease in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients

  • Peter Drews, D.D.S., M.A.G.D.
Over 1.3 million Americans suffer from rheumatoid arthritis (RA), a chronic, inflammatory disease of the joints. RA is a disabling condition, and can lead to long-term joint damage resulting in persistent pain and loss of function in affected areas. A study published in the June 2008 issue of the Journal of Periodontology, the official publication […]

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ADA suggests ‘recall bias’ in x-ray, brain tumor study

  • Peter Drews, D.D.S., M.A.G.D.
April 10, 2012 — In response to the study released today that found an association between frequent dental x-rays and an increased risk of developing meningioma, the ADA issued the following statement: The ADA has reviewed the study and notes that the results rely on the individuals’ memories of having dental x-rays taken years earlier. […]