Heart Disease and Your Oral Health

Did you know that your heart health and your oral health are related? It’s true: People with certain oral health problems can be at a higher risk for heart problems. Also, your dentist might detect issues that can indicate that you should have your heart checked. Since many Americans have gingivitis or gum disease and since heart disease is a …

Tooth-Friendly Fall Foods for Better Dental Health

Fall is a great time for cozying up and enjoying warm comfort foods. Sometimes, however, these special fall foods are less than friendly when it comes to your dental health. While you probably already know that sticky (but delicious) pecan pie, the kids’ leftover Halloween candy, and pancakes coated in maple syrup are not the best choices as far …

Dental Myths: How Many Did You Believe?

Any branch of health care has its share of myths that many patients believe, and dentistry is no exception. Sometimes the culprit of incorrect information is a faulty website or article in a magazine; other times it’s just common lore passed down from generation to generation. The good news is that your dentist is a fountain of knowledge and can …

Dental Care for Seniors

As you age, natural body changes make you more susceptible to certain health challenges. This is also true when it comes to your dental health; it’s important to be aware of these changes, whether it’s you or a loved one going through them. Here are some oral health considerations to keep in mind if you or your parent or other relative is past middle …

Bad Dental Habits: Activities to Avoid When It Comes to Your Teeth

While you already know about brushing, flossing and seeing the dentist regularly, you might have some bad dental habits that are causing damage to your teeth. Take a look at this list of common activities that can negatively impact your oral health, as well as tips that can help you stop. Using Your Teeth as Tools Do you use your teeth to bite tags …

Why Do You Need Dental Checkups, Anyway?

If you’re brushing your teeth after each meal and flossing daily, you might wonder if you really need to see your dentist every six months. The answer is a resounding yes! If you’re wondering why dental checkups are necessary, read on to find out. Gingivitis Starts Innocently With half of all Americans suffering from gum disease according to the …

Dental Fluoride: Facts You Need to Know

There is a lot of information, including misinformation, circulating about fluoride. Some people think it’s harmful and others feel that if a little is good, more must be better. We’d like to lay to rest some common misconceptions about this naturally occurring mineral. Where Does Fluoride Come From? Fluoride is a mineral that is naturally present …

Weight Loss Tips That Will Boost Your Dental Health

Trying to find good information about losing weight these days is like trying to navigate a minefield. It’s littered with traps like fad diets and overly ambitious exercise routines that may work in the short time, but can set you up for poor health and weight that begins creeping back up almost as soon as you finish dropping it. The best weight loss …

Dental New Year’s Resolutions

So the end of 2014 is in sight, and this time of year, in between stuffing ourselves silly and visiting family, many of us begin thinking about things we’d like to do differently in the new year. Some common new year’s resolutions include exercising, losing weight and quitting smoking. These are all great things to do for your health! Another good …