why you shouldn't wait to treat gum disease

Why You Shouldnt Wait to Treat Gum Disease

Believe it or not, there are many different systems present inside our oral cavity. This includes our bones, nerves, teeth, blood vessels, connective tissues, and gums. Our gums, especially, are truly unique; they help keep our teeth in place and act as a shield against bacteria and plaque. If our gums weren’t there, the roots […]

oral cancer

Oral Cancer

Check Your Mouth on Regular Basis April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month. Oral Cancer is the 11th most common carcinoma in the world (1). What is oral cancer? Oral Cancer is the most common cancer of the head and neck. It is cancer that may affect the following: lips tongue floor of the mouth roof […]

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Autism Awareness Month

If someone is in a wheelchair, it’s pretty easy to see that they will need a ramp or an elevator to go over a curb, or may require help to move from a wheel chair into a dental chair, or might struggle to hold a toothbrush or floss.  But what about those of varied abilities […]

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Pregnancy & Gums

Is the mouth the root of all evil? Bringing awareness to the above question has been an eye opener for me as much as anyone that is willing to read and listen to me. We have been aware of the implications of gum disease on systemic health. Diving into the nitty gritty of it all, […]

kidneys and gums

Kidneys & Gums

What are kidneys and their function in a nut shell. Kidneys are a pair of bean shaped organs on both sides of the spine behind your belly. Kidneys remove waste and extra fluids from your body by filtrating the fluids going through them. They maintain a healthy balance of water, salt and minerals as well […]

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HPV

March 4 is an HPV Awerness Day. HPV is HUMAN PAPILLOMA VIRUS. January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month and a great opportunity to talk about HPV, Human Papilloma Virus. HPV is a versatile virus. It affects skin and mucosal membranes (lining of the inside the mouth, organs and genital areas). It has been associated with cancers. What […]

covid-19 and gums

Covid-19 & Gums

SARS-CoV-2 is here to stay. In the quest for links between oral health and systemic health, I found some important information on present day pandemic and gum disease. Is there a relationship between your gums and Covid-19 disease? You bet. Gum disease may have a great influence on Covid-19 disease progression, severity and the effect […]

gum disease

Gum Disease

Before I start my series Systemic Health & Gums, it is important to address what is gum disease. February is National Gum Disease Awareness Month. At Floss Bosses, our dental hygienists love to fight gum disease with….teeth cleaning. Gum disease is a general term referring to different changes affecting gums and the surrounding tissue of […]

heart & gums

Heart & Gums

February is a heart month. The heart is a muscle pumping blood through the lungs to the rest of the body, oxygenating it, giving it energy. Make a fist and look at it. That’s the size of an average heart. It works hard. Super hard actually. It pumps over 7500 litres of blood and beats […]