Author Archives: ecsmiles

Gum Disease and Colon Cancer: You bet your colon there’s a link!

“Among people with colorectal cancer, there were higher numbers of Fusobacteria and Porphyromonas bacteria than in patients who didn’t have the disease.  Fusobacteria and Porphyromonas, which are prevalent in both the mouth and gut, are associated with inflammation of the … Continue reading

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Living in a fog | Thanksgiving and sleep apnea

 When you’re living in a fog, it’s hard to feel thankful.                         Most people can differentiate between sunny, rainy, or foggy days. However for almost 15% of adult Americans who … Continue reading

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A Video for Mercury Awareness Week | Mercury Free Dentistry at Ellicott City Smiles

 Ellicott City Smiles is a mercury-free dental practice and has been one for many many years. Not only are we mercury-free, but we have developed a very specific protocol to remove amalgam from the mouth in a way that is … Continue reading

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Strong Oral Carcinogen Identified in Smokeless Tobacco

Smokeless tobacco products may not harm others with second-hand smoke, but they are still just as harmful and carcinogenic for the user of the smokeless tobacco. Read on! Reposted from, accessed on April 18, 2012 Newswise — CHICAGO — … Continue reading

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Oral Cancer Screeening: Identifying Oral Cancer Through Saliva

  Several years ago, UCLA scientists developed a revolutionary new way to identify oral cancer, even before swellings and lesions are visibly present. Funded by the National Institute of Dental and Cranial Facial Research, they developed a simple saliva test … Continue reading

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