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Gut: Page 2
Mouth ulcers: Why some get them and some don't
Have you had sores on your tongue, on the inside surface lining of your cheeks, on your gum tissues, or in the corners of your mouth? This is your body reacting to something going wrong in your immune system. Dr. Alvin Danenberg shares his thoughts on their creation and how to alleviate them.
March 17, 2020
Sugar substitutes lead to long-term changes in rats
Sugar substitutes, such as aspartame and stevia, may have long-lasting effects on the brain and gut. New research published in
found that rats with in-utero exposure to low-calorie sweeteners had altered insulin sensitivity, gut bacteria, body weight, and even dopamine pathways.
February 6, 2020
Eat to improve overall heath, including mouth health
A breakfast sandwich with egg and processed cheese, a glass of juice, and a donut may sound delicious, but it's far from healthy, according to Dr. Alvin Danenberg. Eating this way will damage your gut bacteria and change the bacteria and acid levels in your mouth, putting you on the road to gum disease and tooth decay. He shares better options for both your overall and mouth health.
February 2, 2020
Does periodontal disease cause systemic disease?
What might seem to be a simple question with a direct answer has many shades of gray, according to periodontist Dr. Alvin Danenberg. While periodontal disease is a focus of infection around the teeth, it has its origin in an area that is remote from the mouth, he writes in his latest column.
April 30, 2019
Why do our kids have tooth decay?
It's a question dentists and hygienists hear every day whether they are in the office or not: Why do our kids have so much tooth decay? Periodontist Dr. Alvin Danenberg writes that the roots of the issue are nutrition and activity.
December 11, 2018
Exercise and dental health are interlinked
Alvin Danenberg, DDS, tells his patients that their gut and health are dependent on moving their body. But many of his patients don't know that even dental health is indirectly affected by healthy exercise. In his latest column, he outlines recent studies with a clear message about oral and overall health.
November 13, 2018
Kids' oral microbiota composition may predict obesity
Obese adults and adolescents are thought to have certain gut and oral microbiota variations, but less is known about the corresponding relationships in young children. As part of a larger study on obesity prevention, researchers examined the relationship between these bacteria in toddlers and childhood weight gain.
October 3, 2018
What your patients don't know about stress might hurt them
Periodontist Dr. Alvin Danenberg notes that while there are many articles about stress, science had not until recently uncovered specifically how stress can cause damage to the gut. He explains how some newly published research can help you improve your patients' oral and overall health.
September 4, 2018
Sugar may be the problem
Patients come to periodontist Dr. Alvin Danenberg suffering from insults. Not harmful words but insults to the body such as a lack of sleep, not enough exercise, medications, and more. But there is one insult that may be the most harmful of all.
August 21, 2018
Investigating the link between gut and gum health
Inflammatory bowel disease doesn't sound much like an oral health issue, but studies show a possible link between this and gum health. Periodontist Dr. Alvin Danenberg would like to know more about this relationship, so rather than just read about it, he's in the process of creating a double-blind, randomized clinical study. Curious? Read on to see how your practice might be able to help.
April 17, 2018
Fad diets and oral health
Periodontist Dr. Alvin Danenberg was forwarded an email about fad diets and their effects on oral health, including bad breath and dehydration. The practical issues for Dr. Danenberg, however, are what is a fad diet and what do you tell your patients about these diets and their side effects.
March 20, 2018
The domino effect of disease: The mouth and bowel disease
Periodontist Dr. Alvin Danenberg tells his patients that onset and progression of disease are like dominoes, lined up in a pattern and falling one by one once put in motion. One example may be the cause of, and relief from, inflammatory bowel disease.
December 26, 2017
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