The Dental Blog of Bradely J. Olson, DDS

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High Blood Pressure Linked To Periodontitis. The Daily Express (UK) (12/14, Atherton) reported that people could have hypertension – high blood pressure – “if you have a particularly bad taste in your mouth.” The taste could be caused by periodontitis, which is “linked to high blood pressure.” A study found that “gum disease and tooth […]

Staying in Shape

Study Looks Into Affect Of Lifelong Exercise On Muscle Health, Cardiovascular System. The NPR (12/10, Neighmond) “Shots” blog reports that the findings of a recent study “suggest a dramatic benefit of lifelong exercise for both muscle health and the cardiovascular system.” Researcher Scott Trappe said, “Lifelong exercisers had a cardiovascular system that looked 30 years […]

Last Minute Gift Ideas

Products With ADA Seal Among Recommended Holiday Gifts. In its list of “the best gifts under $50 to give this holiday season,” TIME (12/7) includes the Quip Power Toothbrush, a product with the ADA Seal of Acceptance. BuzzFeed (12/7, Tonti) includes a Waterpik Water Flosser, a product with the ADA Seal of Acceptance, in a […]

Maybe a Better Alternative

ADA’s Information On Sparkling Water Highlighted. Stating that “the popularity of sparkling waters is growing exponentially,” Runner’s World (12/7, Zickl) considered whether the beverage has negative health effects. Concerning whether sparkling water erodes enamel, the article pointed to MouthHealthy.org, ADA’s consumer website, which says sparkling water is generally fine for teeth. The article added, “Compared […]

Careful Prescribing of Opioids.

Dental Opioid Prescriptions May Increase Risk Of Subsequent Abuse, Study Suggests. The Washington Post (12/3, Cohen) reports a study published in JAMA Internal Medicine found that “nearly 6 percent of almost 15,000 people between 16 and 25 years old who received initial opioid prescriptions in 2015 from dentists were diagnosed with opioid abuse within a […]