TUESDAY, April 25, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Imagine getting your tooth extracted and a bacterial infection develops afterwards that travels down to your heart. Known as infective endocarditis, or bacterial endocarditis, it happens more often than you might think and it can be life-threatening. Penn Medicine defines infective endocarditis asContinue Reading

TUESDAY, April 25, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Do you know the warning signs of oral cancer? Some oral cancer symptoms are common and easily identifiable. Other symptoms are surprising, and you might miss them. First, what is oral cancer? According to the American Dental Association, the term “oral cancer” encompassesContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, March 15, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Diabetes is a known risk factor for mental decline and dementia. Paired with total tooth loss, the potential harm to the brain is even more significant, new research indicates. The findings highlight the importance of good dental care and diabetes control in agingContinue Reading

THURSDAY, Feb. 2, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Taking good care of your teeth — brushing, flossing, regular dental checkups — is, of course, important for good health. Now researchers say it’s also vital for brain health. While it was already clear that poor dental health could increase stroke and heartContinue Reading