A headshot of Thomas J. Salinas, D.D.S., a dentist from The Mayo Clinic, known for his expertise in gum disease and its connection to heart disease and diabetes.

  From The Mayo Clinic. Thomas J. Salinas, D.D.S. Many studies have shown a connection between gum disease (periodontitis) and other serious conditions, including heart disease. Research suggests that periodontitis is associated with an increased risk of developing heart disease and that people with chronic gum disease have increased thickness of their neck blood vessels. There […]

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Image of an article discussing the link between HPV and throat cancer, including Michael Douglas' case. Highlights the rise in HPV-related throat cancers and possible causes.

Michael Douglas An article written by Deborah Kotze for the Boston Globe on June 10th 2013 and condensed here, revealed that the HPV infection of throat cancer inflicted upon the actor Michael Douglas was a result of oral sex.   About 14,000 throat cancers are diagnosed every year in the US, and about 70 percent […]

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A professional dentist wearing gloves and holding a dental mirror examines a patient's open mouth during an oral exam.

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