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The human mouth is home to an estimated 800 to 1,000 different kinds of bacteria.
Elevated dental plaque acid is a risk factor that contributes to cavities in children.
Will neglecting to brush your teeth damage more than just your smile? Can failing to attack dental plaque increase your risk of heart damage?
Studies linking gum and heart diseases have spurred U.S. dentists and doctors to work together, cardiologists and dentists said. Cardiologist Dr. Marvin J. Slepian of Tucson, Ariz., and Neil R.
Is your head where your heart is? It may be now. A strong connection between periodontal disease and cardiovascular disease (CVD) has been suggested in recent clinical studies.
Here's the myth that makes dogs sound like a dental miracle: Despite all the leftover macaroni, rubber bands and dead squirrels they chew, our canine friends still maintain better oral hygiene than human beings do, no matter how studiously we floss and how often we visit our dentists.
Families gathered around the Thanksgiving dinner table might consider giving thanks for the bacteria-busting ability of cranberry juice, say dental researchers who have discovered that the beverage holds important clues for preventing cavities.
Compounds found in raisins fight bacteria in the mouth that cause cavities and gum disease, according to researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
The circling motion unique to certain power toothbrushes is better at sweeping away dental plaque than the traditional 'up-and-down' technique used with manual brushes.