Researchers at Johns Hopkins found that the same bacteria that result in chronic inflammatory gum disease also causes joint-destroying rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Scientists previously focused on the Porphyromonas gingivalis bacterium, which as of now has not been proven to be a common link. The Johns Hopkins team looked into alternative links. They observed hypercitrullination as…

In a recent interview Dr. James G. Kouzoukian highlighted the need of using interdental brushes instead of or in addition to flossing. This is particularly true for patients with periodontal disease and prosthetic dental work. Prevention of damage to the teeth and gums is better than restoring and repairing it. Therefore, Dr. Kouzoukian generally educates…

Fixing the alignment of your teeth might lead to better balance and posture according to some studies. Misaligned teeth have been associated with postural and balance control. Researchers suggest that athletes in particular should consider correcting dental occlusions to improve postural control. This could also prevent possible falls and instability due to a lack of…