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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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Gum Disease and Rheumatoid Arthritis

New research has shown that there is a relationship between gum disease and Rheumatoid Arthritis. The bacteria which causes gum disease Porphyromonas gingivalis worsens Rheumatoid Arthritis. Patients who have periodontal (gum) disease have an increased likelihood of developing Rheumatoid Arthritis. Read more about it from Science Daily: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/09/130912203327.htm

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