“Healthy” Sweet Tooth Recipes May Actually Be Bad for Your Teeth

Most of us have a natural craving for sweet foods that probably served us well when the main source of sugar was whole fruits that are also high in nutrients. And we often had to earn that sugar by walking miles or climbing high into a tree. But now that sugar is so readily available Read More

Mothers’ Smoking During Pregnancy Leads to Children’s Missing Teeth

Hypodontia is a condition in which children fail to develop all their permanent teeth. The risk that children will develop this condition may be increased by mothers’ smoking during pregnancy, according to a new study from the University of Otago. Retrospective Comparison For this study, researchers looked at 83 children with hypodontia and 253 Read More

Early Death for Those with Gum Disease, Lost Teeth

There are many great things in life, and we all want to have time to enjoy them. Well, it turns out that one of the smartest things you can do to try to give yourself that time is to take care of your teeth. That’s because a new study highlights the link between gum disease, Read More

Tooth Loss Linked to Higher Dementia Risk

As a holistic dentistry practice, we at Top Down Dental understand that your oral health can have an important and sometimes surprising influence on the rest of your your health. One of the most dramatic examples of this is the connection between tooth loss and dementia. We have long been seeing evidence of Read More

If You Want to Get Fit, Treat Gum Disease First

Have you been trying to get fit this year, but aren’t seeing the rewards you expected? Exercise can help improve your health, but if you have gum disease, you might find it harder to get healthy than people with good oral health. Because of the complex interaction between your [link id='10078' text='oral health Read More

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