GPR Long Island Jewish Medical Center
Fellow of the Acadamy of General Dentistry
MONDAY, Nov. 4 (HealthDay News) -- Having healthy gums is good for your heart, a new study says.
Researchers found that as people's gum health improved, the buildup of plaque in their arteries slowed. This narrowing of the arteries, called atherosclerosis, is a major risk factor for heart...Full Article
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 30 (HealthDay News) -- Halloween can have frightful effects on children's teeth if parents aren't careful, experts warn.
"Sticky, chewy candies are cavity-causing culprits," Dr. Connie White, a dentist and Academy of General Dentistry spokeswoman, said in an academy news r...Full Article
TUESDAY, Oct. 8 (HealthDay News) -- Here's another reason to take good care of your teeth: Gum disease may be linked to Alzheimer's disease, a small new study suggests.
Researchers analyzed brain samples from 10 people with Alzheimer's and 10 people without the...Full Article
THURSDAY, Oct. 3 (HealthDay News) -- Dental implants are reliable replacements for teeth that are already missing, but they're not always the best choice for diseased teeth, a new study indicates.
Instead, attempts to save the tooth with treatment, especially in cases of gum or periodonta...Full Article
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 2 (HealthDay News) -- The statin medications you take for your heart may have an unexpected side benefit: They help reduce inflammation of the gums, according to new research.
Using advanced imaging techniques, researchers were able to see that when people with gum diseas...Full Article
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 21 (HealthDay News) -- People whose teeth and gums are in poor condition may be more susceptible to an oral virus that can cause certain mouth and throat cancers, a new study suggests.
Researchers found that of more than 3,400 U.S. adults, those who rated their oral health...Full Article