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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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Previously we have written about oil pulling and the possible effects it may have. More recently, the American Dental Association has come out with a statement regarding oil pulling. While there may be benefits, the ADA does not recommended oil pulling as part of a patient daily home care routine. Currently there is not enough scientific research available to definitively determine that oil pulling reduces cavities, whitens teeth and improves oral health and well being (www.mouthhealthy.org).

For more information see: http://www.mouthhealthy.org/en/az-topics/o/oil-pulling

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Bacteria in your mouth

A new article released by Science Daily and research done by the University of York, found that plaque (food which accumulates on teeth) on a persons teeth has preserved the bacteria which caused decay 1,000 years ago. This bacteria found in the plaque is the SAME bacteria which causes decay in people today. Can you believe that? Read the full article at: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/02/140223131629.htm

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