Secondhand Smoke Harms Children’s Health
Thinking about lighting up in front of a little one? Think again. Children are extremely vulnerable to the ill effects of secondhand smoke. Exposure to secondhand smoke increases the risk for sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), respiratory illness, asthma, middle ear infections, and even tooth decay.
The Oral Effects of Anemia
If you have anemia, your body may not get an adequate supply of oxygen-rich blood.1 This can result in problems as serious as heart failure.7 It can also affect your mouth.
Peptic Ulcers and Your Mouth
A common treatment for a peptic ulcer can affect your mouth. And medications used to treat dental issues can lead to a peptic ulcer.
Caring for Your Mouth When You Have Lupus
Lupus is an immune system disease that can affect many parts of the body, including the mouth. If you have lupus, there are things you can do to keep your mouth healthy.
De-Stress for Better Oral Health
When you’re anxious or depressed, your body produces more of the hormone cortisol.6 This compound harms your teeth and gums, contributing to the risk for periodontal (gum) disease.