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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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Ever wonder what you could do to prolong your life? A new www.time.com article states flossing every day can reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and gum (periodontal) disease. The American Dental Association recommended flossing at least once a day. Make sure you have made an appointment to see your regular dentist for a check up.

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Severe Periodontitis is the 6th most prevalent condition according to an article recently published in the Journal of Dental Research. Periodontitis is commonly referred to as gum disease. Periodontitis has been linked to several other diseases such as Diabetes. According to research, about 743 million people are affected by periodontitis. Make sure to see you dentist regularly for a check up.

Read more at: http://dentistrytoday.com/todays-dental-news/10692-many-people-deal-with-severe-periodontitis

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Bad Breath – how to deal with it

Are you concerned you have bad breath (Halitosis)? This article featured on Today.com will give you some tips on how to deal with bad breath. One of the most important things with bad breath is to let your dentist or dental hygienist know. Your bad breath may be caused by various things including dry mouth, gum disease, and dental decay. Be sure to set up your dental check up appointment today. 

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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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