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Dental Health

Taking care of your teeth isn’t just about having fresh breath and an attractive smile. Recent studies are finding that the condition of your mouth is closely linked to your total body wellness. Here are four reasons why your dentist may be the first health care professional to detect serious health problems, such as long-term stress, poorly controlled diabetes, heart disease and pregnancy complications.

1. Heart conditions

Studies have shown that people with gum disease are more...

Most of us have been brushing our teeth for so long that it’s second nature. But proper brushing may not be as simple as you think. Here are four common toothbrush mistakes you should avoid in order to prevent cavities and other serious oral health issues.

1. You’re using the wrong toothbrush.

If you want to brush your teeth correctly, then you must first start with the right tool. Toothbrushes today come in all shapes and sizes, but if you aren’t using the right one for your teeth,...

Keeping your smile healthy and attractive requires dedicated, daily care. However, even with the best brushing habits, you could be causing serious damage to your smile without knowing it. Here are common habits you should avoid in order to keep your teeth healthy.

Excessive grinding

Many people grind or clench their teeth when they are nervous, stressed or sleeping. When this behavior persists, it can wear down teeth, fracture teeth and even ruin past dental work. Many people who...

It’s common to experience changes in our teeth and gums as we get older. In fact, reaching the golden years puts seniors at a much higher risk for oral health issues, many of which result from the natural aging process, limited access to oral health care, or physical limitations that prevent someone from properly caring for their mouth on a daily basis. Here are some common dental concerns faced by seniors and ways you can keep oral health issues at bay with age.

Dental Concerns for...

Your dentist plays a big role in your overall health. Not only do dentists keep your teeth healthy and clean, but they also screen you for many diseases that can impact other areas of your health, that could lead to oral cancer or risk for heart disease. It is your dentist and the staff at the dental office that ensures your smile remains vibrant and beautiful for years to come. Choosing a dentist is not a decision to take lightly. Here are some guidelines to consider.

Consider the...

You are a busy adult with a career and family to take care of. Each day many things place demands on your time. Going to the dentist is simply one more thing to add to an already packed schedule. Is it really that important? If you are thinking of skipping your next dental cleaning, here are four reasons to reconsider.

1. Dental Checkups Help You Detect Cancer

When you visit the dentist, one of the things your dentist and hygienist do is screen you for oral cancer. Your dentist has...

If you have a child, keeping their teeth clean and healthy needs to be a priority. One of the best ways you can ensure a lifetime of good oral health is with early dental visits. If you are preparing to visit the dentist for the first time with your little one, here are some tips to make the trip go as smoothly as possible.

When to Go

Scheduling that first dental appointment is often the first question new parents have. When should they take the child to the dentist? The answer will...

For years, dentists have happily drilled out cavities and filled them with mercury-containing amalgam, the silver filling material found in many mouths across the country. Dental amalgam is an alloy that has been around since before the Civil War, and it is 50 percent mercury. In spite of the fact that new, mercury-free options exist, about half of all dentists in North America still use amalgam fillings, and this is a dangerous fact.

The Dangers of Mercury

Mercury in your body can be...

Sometimes going to the dentist is scary, especially for kids. After all, it can hurt when the dentist pokes and scrapes at your teeth when cleaning them. It used to be that you simply had to bite the bullet and get through the dentist visit as best you could. However, today there's an alternative. It's called sedation dentistry.

What is sedation dentistry?

Sedation dentistry allows patients who dislike dental procedures to have their teeth cleaned and worked on while they are asleep....

Chemotherapy can save your life, but it can be difficult to go through. One of the common side effects of chemotherapy is mouth sores. Coping with mouth sores during chemotherapy can improve the quality of life for cancer patients

What are cancer-related mouth sores?

Many drugs used for chemotherapy frequently cause mild to severe ulcers or sores on any of the soft tissues surrounding your mouth, including your lips, gums and tongue. These sores can make it difficult to eat, drink or...

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