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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 doesn’t necessarily mean that gum disease CAUSES heart disease. The theory goes like this: gum … Read more

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 of the dental emergency that caused the statue to acquire this nickname. According to the … Read more