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Posts published in January 2019

Deep Freeze Creates Unusual Advice for Better Breathing

A polar vortex has descended upon the Midwest U.S., and this time it’s a doozy. Roughly 85 percent of the people living in the lower 48 states will experience freezing temperatures with roughly 75 million people experiencing temperatures below zero. The worst of it will be in a region of the Upper Midwest from Chicago through Minneapolis. This region will…

Understanding the Connection Between Asthma and Oral Health

There are an estimated 20 million asthma sufferers in the U.S. today, and the dental profession is becoming aware of an increasing number of patients who, while taking medication for asthma, are also showing increasing signs of oral health problems. Most asthmatics breath through their mouth, and this combined with the usual corticosteroid medicine given for asthma, leads to reduced…