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Tag: Health

Soda Tax?

The California Dental Association and The California Medical Association announced on July 2, 2018 that they want state voters to decide on a soda tax initiative on the 2020 ballot. This initiative would implement a two cent per fluid ounce tax on sugar sweetened drinks and is estimated to provide about $1.7 billion in revenue […]

Vaping Effects on Dental Health

We have been receiving more questions about how vaping affects a person’s dental health. Vaping has been said to be better than traditional smoking because it does not produce secondhand smoke; however, it is not any better for your dental health. Vaping contains nicotine which reduces blood flow. This restriction of blood flow reduces the […]

Macular Degeneration Linked to Periodontitis

Many clinical studies link chronic periodontitis to various systemic disorders. A study conducted by the Dental College of Georgia that was presented at the 2018 American Association for Dental Research meeting demonstrated the link between the causative organisms for periodontitis and macular degeneration. The organisms can invade the human retinal-pigment cells and elevate macular degeneration […]