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With the use of recreational cannibis (marijuana) on the rise and legalization of marijuana, patients often wonder how it affects the oral cavity. A study has found that those who use marijuana on a regular basis tend to have more signs of periodontal disease (gum disease). This can include more bleeding and deeper pocket depths. More can be found at: Recreational Cannibis, used often, can increase risk of gum disease

This study was published by Columbia University Medical Center.

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Where in the world is Dr. Aiken?

Dr. Aiken is currently in Morocco giving students a lecture about Dentistry. Be sure to ask Dr. Aiken about her trip the next time you are in the office.

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Hello from Dr. Aiken’s office. We wish to express how much we love our patients. #weheartourpatients #drcarolaiken #downtownbostondentist

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As we all scroll through facebook, we see new information about various diets or lifestyle changes people are promoting. These diets can include raw foods, low-carb, juicing, etc. One does wonder how some of this affects the oral cavity. An article written in the Dallas Morning News addresses a lot of your questions. Follow the link here to find out more: How fad diets and faulty nutrition can spell dental doom

Be sure to discuss any diet changes with your oral health provider and come in regularly for dental cleanings and exams.

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Cancer, what a scary topic to discuss. A new study released goes on to explain that those who have cancer of the oral cavity or the pharynx, 47% can be attributed to cigarette smoking. Read more at: http://www.drbicuspid.com/index.aspx?sec=sup&sub=orc&pag=dis&itemid=318017&wf=2328

We are happy to discuss any concerns you may have in regards to cancer of the oral cavity. In our office, we screen for oral cancer as a part of your routine dental cleaning and check up.

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The great question every patient wants to know the answer to. Which do you do first, do you brush or floss first? According to the ADA and a new blog article written in the New York Times Online, it is recommended that you floss first and then brush. Why is this? It has more to do with habit than the science behind it. People are more likely to remember to floss if they floss before they brush. Read more at: http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/05/29/ask-well-floss-or-brush-first/?_r=0

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We frequently forget how important oral care is. A new article in Time Magazine has found that 91% of adults ages 20 to 64 have at least one tooth that has been treated for decay or has untreated decay. While oral care is being emphasized more and more, the statistics about decay are on the rise.

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