Category Archives: Public Health

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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Xylitol Candies in Caries Prevention: Six Year Xylitol Study in Estonia among School Children

Study conducted by Pentti Alanen, Pauli Isokangas, and Kristjan Gutmann First published in Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology, Volume 28, Issue 3, pages 218-224, June 2000 Abstract: All field studies have unequivocally reported significant reductions in dental caries occurrence associated … Continue reading

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