Mouth detox techniques like tongue scraping and oil pulling may help reduce harmful mouth bacteria. But it shouldn’t replace your regular dental care. Much like a juice cleanse or other holistic techniques, a mouth detox aims to rid your mouth of disease-causing bacteria. Left unchecked, these microbes can lead to […]

While many people are likely aware of the most common risk factors associated with complications from COVID-19, including diabetes or high blood pressure, a surprising connection has emerged with dental health. In fact, a recent study found people with gum disease who become infected with COVID-19 are at increased risk […]

From brushes to floss to electrical gadgets, the oral health aisle is steadily expanding. Which products are really must-haves? If you’ve walked into a drugstore lately, you’ve likely noticed the oral health aisle—everything from brushes and floss to electrical gadgets and bleaching kits—steadily expanding. But do we really need to […]

By Dr. Leonard Weiss, Chief Dental Officer, UnitedHealthcare While many people are likely aware of the most common risk factors associated with complications from COVID-19, including diabetes or high blood pressure, a surprising connection has emerged with dental health. In fact, a recent study found that people with gum disease who become infected […]