The Link Between Gum Disease and Viral Infections

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The COVID-19 pandemic has increased public awareness of the danger of viruses and the importance of a strong immune system. Our Immune System Protects Against Serious Illness The variation in the seriousness of COVID-19 illness is due, in part, to the strength of natural biological defenses. Of course, you may be wondering why we’re reviewing…

7 Surprising Causes Of Bad Breath

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Men and women who have chronic bad breath understand the embarrassment and frustration associated with this condition. There are several possible causes, some that are often overlooked: Poor oral hygiene Digestive problems Systemic infection Bacteria on dentures Gum disease Food particles on tonsils Dry mouth At Aspen Dental of Cache Valley, we can help you…

Not Your Mother’s Jewelry: 5 Reasons Tongue Piercings Are Dangerous

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Let’s get right to it; while tongue, cheek, and lip piercings are “so in” right now, here’s five reasons to keep piercings where they belong—in your ears: Excessive drooling—YIKES! Chipped teeth Infection (some even in places you wouldn’t think can get infected) Hypersensitivity to metal Nerve damage Drooling Lip and tongue piercings may make you…

The Unsung Heroes Of Dentistry

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In today’s post, we will veer a bit off the beaten path, so to speak, and examine an intriguing dental specialty; forensic dentistry. The official term for the use of dentistry in criminal cases and post mortem identification is forensic odontology. These specialists are rarely recognized but play an essential role in crime and disaster…