Honey – The Secret Natural cure for Oral Cancer Wounds!

Since ancient times, honey has been considered as one of the healthiest foods on the planet due to its antioxidant, antibacterial and antifungal properties. The health benefits of honey range from reducing cough and throat irritation to treating ulcers and other gastrointestinal disorders to preventing some cancers and heart disease. Honey, which has been used…

Expanding Scopes of practice for Dental Hygienists Improves Oral Health

Research conducted by the University at Albany’s Center for Health Workforce Studies (CHWS) finds that in states where dental hygienists are allowed by law to practice at higher levels of professional competence and skill, the population’s oral health notably improves. The paper, published in Health Affairs‘ December 2016 thematic issue on oral health, examines impacts of dental hygiene “scope…

Good Oral Hygiene Can Prevent a Variety of Illnesses, Including Diabetes, Heart Disease

Dr. Daniel Elbert of Thousand Oaks Smile Design gives the following healthy reminder why good oral hygiene is critical. Recent research indicates that oral infections, predominantly gum infections, may be connected to cardiovascular disease, diabetes, preterm births and increased thickness of blood vessels in the neck. According to the Academy of General Dentistry, at least 90…

Cloves effective for treating Oral Cavity Pain

When we think of this fragrant spice, we usually see it as studded artfully in a beautifully baked ham or flavoring a delicious cup of spiced tea. While food products comprise the largest and most well-known uses of cloves, its use in folk medicine is older and more established. The small, dark brown, odd-shaped spice…