Risk of pneumonia in the elderly doubled by sleeping in dentures

Senior patient who are denture wearers consider the following from a recent study by the American Associations For Dental Research! “Poor oral health and hygiene are increasingly recognized as major risk factors for pneumonia among the elderly”.  This study looked at the oral health behaviors and incidences of pneumonia in the community-living of elders 85 […]

Gulp! Gulp! Youch!—What Causes Brain-Freeze?

It’s hot out and you’re sooo thirsty! You get yourself an ice, cold slushie and begin to slurp it back…then it happens: That instant intense pain in your forehead! Ouch! The Brain-Freeze It’s often called brain-freeze, ice cream headache, or a cold-stimulus headache, but the actual scientific term is sphenopalatine ganglioneuralgia. (Pronounced sfee no PAL uh teen […]