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added on: September 14, 2016
water flosser kids-Dental Touch Associates Cedar Rapids-Marion, IA

No matter what, dentists know when a patient hasn’t been flossing regularly. Without proper care, bacteria collects along the gum line, hardens into tartar and causes gum disease. Luckily, gum disease is preventable, and these days there’s another weapon in the fight for healthy gums. A water flosser shoots a… Read More…


added on: December 28, 2015
Gum Disease Linked to Breast Cancer | Dental Touch Blog

A new study, conducted in conjunction with the Women’s Health Initiative Observational Study, has found that postmenopausal women with gum disease are at a higher risk for breast cancer. The study included more than 73,700 women, none of whom had breast cancer at the outset. By its conclusion however, women… Read More…

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added on: September 28, 2015

A new study conducted at Université Laval in Canada has found that an extract from lowland blueberry bushes may be as effective in the treatment of gum disease as antibiotics. The extract, accinium angustifolium Ait., was shown to have a countering effect on Fusobacterium nucleatum, a bacterium that plays a… Read More…

Posted In: Gum Disease