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Root canals and atherosclerosis

By Ross Perry | Jul 9, 2019

Recently, a friend told me he had taken a half day off work to have a root canal procedure. He explained it was related to lots of cavities in childhood. It seems the tooth cracked and the filling material damaged the tooth root. Mechanical damage to the tooth root is one theory. A more likely…

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Thinking about dementia

By Ross Perry | Jun 25, 2019

A recent survey of Americans age 50 to 64, conducted by the University of Michigan reports 37% have been touched within their families by dementia. Almost half of respondents thought they would develop dementia in their lifetimes.

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Relevant oral healthcare

By Ross Perry | Jun 11, 2019

A recent report in Forbes is disturbing. Widespread hunger in our aging Boomers. Already half of older Americans are malnourished or at risk of bein malnourished.

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Stroke & oral health

By Ross Perry | Jun 4, 2019

Since 2016, we have known that a type of oral bacteria, Streptococcus mutans, is directly linked to cerebral micro-bleeds, a precursor to a stroke.

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Henry the Dentist

By Ross Perry | May 28, 2019

We’ve all heard about the social service’s dental bus traveling to shopping centres and community centres offering affordable dentistry to those with dental pain or those who can’t afford the dentist. Hamilton, Ontario as one. And there are others.

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Oral inflammatory load and dementia care

By Ross Perry | May 21, 2019

A new article on managing dementia suggests there is a pyramid of needs for this progressive disease (see the chart).

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Health hubs & poor oral health

By Ross Perry | May 14, 2019

CVS, the large chain of pharmacies and Minute Clinics in the US, is testing a new concept in managing chronic disease affordably and conveniently. It is integrating a number of services use in chronic disease management into “health hubs”. Here is a description:

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Dental decay — an important inflammation

By Ross Perry | May 7, 2019

A recent study reported in the Journal of the American Medical Association concluded that “oral infections in childhood appear to be associated with the sub-clinical carotid atherosclerosis seen in adulthood.” The data are compelling. The presence of any sign of oral infection in childhood was associated with increased atherosclerosis by almost twofold, independent of normal…

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Unmet needs

By Ross Perry | Apr 30, 2019

Two stories recently crossed my desk to underscore the need for Prevora.

The first story in the Washington Post was about children and adults with Special Needs having limited access to effective preventive oral health services,

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“I have enjoyed better gums and teeth with Prevora – for years.”

- Nellie E.

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“Prevora has improved my gums and protected my teeth. This is very important to me”.

- Judith G.

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“I couldn’t brush my teeth for 6 weeks after surgery for oral cancer. But with Prevora treatment before my surgery, my teeth were fine".  

- Richard J.

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“I am a stroke survivor and brushing my teeth is difficult. With Prevora over the past few years, my teeth are healthy and so are my gums.”

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“After years of several fillings each year, Prevora has made me cavity free for 10 years.”

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“No cavities for years. Painless. Affordable. What more do you need to know?”

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“Mom’s oral health has really improved with Prevora. This gives me peace of mind”.

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For years I have had troubles with my teeth and gums. Since Prevora, it is the first time I feel like my teeth and gums are healthy.

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