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What’s on your teeth, may be in your heart

A new study in the journal Medicine reports that the bacteria initiating dental decay is also found on the heart valves of patients with heart disease. Nothing new here. Other studies have shown…

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As of 2015, for the first time, Canada has more people over the age of 65 than under 15. The age group that now encompasses the boomer generation – 50 to 69 –…

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“longer life in retirement – but more ill-health”

Such is the future of the British population and that in Canada too. The UK prognosticators now say: Newly retired men in the UK can expect to live more than two years longer…

Dr. Natalie Archer

New Dental Project Fights Elder Abuse

The primary portal to the body is the mouth.  Quite simply, you can’t have a healthy body without a healthy mouth.  For example, acquired pneumonia is one of the leading causes of death…

Professor Stjohn Crean

Poor dental health may lead to Alzheimer’s, study suggests

People with poor oral hygiene or gum disease may be at a greater risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease, a new study led by The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) School of Medicine and…

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Shifting gears; the unexpected, the uninvited and the inevitable

I have a birthday looming. When I’m sixty-four isn’t that much farther. Eliot’s suggestion that I grow old, I grow old, I shall wear the cuffs of my trousers rolled is beckoning, and…

There is a god; we made the New York Times Sunday Review

IT’S become commonplace to criticize the “Occupy” movement for failing to offer an alternative vision. But the thousands of activists in the streets of New York and London aren’t the only ones lacking…

Connected health isn’t about the devices – it must align people and providers

This blog entry is about medical issues, but it can readily be extrapolated to our client base and dental insurers. I am no actuary, but I’ll make book that dental benefits in this…

Challenges Facing the American/Canadian Dental System – Are They Solvable?

From Worldental.org – June 1st, 2011 Oral health has long been the subject of debate. Many believe, and studies have proven, that effective oral care is essential to overall general health and well-being….

Oral-systemic health and your dental team

From RDH – by Karen Davis – karen@karendavis.net Front office administrators, dental assistants, dentists, and dental hygienists have one thing in common: Patients will approach any of them to ask about something they…

Dirty Mouths Lead to Broken Hearts

From Science Daily – May 5, 2011 Nurses who care for patients with dementia now have a tailored approach to dental hygiene for their charges, thanks to a pilot study by a team…

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