Does gum disease really lead to heart disease?

Does gum disease really lead to heart disease

Some ads for antibacterial toothpaste strongly imply that their product will help prevent heart disease. But is this claim really true? According to the Berkeley Wellness Letter, just because there is a link between gum disease and cardiovascular disease, that

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A Viennese legend about a toothache

A Viennese legend about a toothache

St. Stephen’s Cathedral in Vienna has a statue that is officially named “Man of Sorrow.” But to the Viennese, the statue is known affectionately as “Christ with a toothache.” Ingrid Prohaska, an Austrian blogger who writes about Viennese legends, tells

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Open wide: extracting a lion’s broken tooth

Open wide - extracting a lions broken tooth

What’s an emergency dentist to do if a lion has a toothache? Reach in to the lion’s mouth and operate, of course. When Lockie, an 11-year-old male lion at the Darling Downs Zoo in Australia, broke a lower canine tooth,

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