Tag: periodontal disease

Omega-3 DHA Improves Periodontal Health

Omega-3 fatty acids are most widely known for their heart and brain benefits. Taking an omega-3 supplement high in EPA and DHA every day can protect against heart disease and improve brain health, certainly, but you might not realize that these healthy fats are also good for your gums—DHA in particular. Gum disease, or periodontal disease, affects up to 50…

Human Placenta Contains a Community of Microbes

The human microbiome is vast, accounting for 90 percent of our cells. Microbial composition varies from site to site across a range of niches in and on the body. Some niches—such as the colon—are colonized by a very high number of microbes. Other niches—such as the stomach—are colonized by lower amount of microbes. There are yet other areas of the…

Probiotics for Oral Health

The digestive tract is usually thought of as the esophagus, stomach, and intestines, but it actually begins right in the mouth, where digestion begins. The entire digestive tract, beginning in the mouth, is colonized by microbes. After the colon, the highest count of bacteria per gram is found in the mouth. Just as it’s important to maintain a balance of…