Category: Healthy People Dental
Bad Tooth-Brushing Habits Tied to Higher Heart Risk
Brushing your teeth twice a day for at least two minutes may lower the risk of cardiovascular diseases, a new study suggests. Previous studies have found a link between heart disease and periodontal disease – a condition marked by gum infection, gum inflammation, and tooth damage. The new study looked at whether a person’s tooth-brushing […]READ MORE
Don’t Toss the Floss!
You may have seen or heard news stories suggesting that you can forget about flossing, since scientists lack solid evidence that you’ll benefit from cleaning between your teeth with a sturdy string. But many dentists may beg to differ. They’ve seen the teeth and gums of people who floss regularly and those who haven’t. The […]READ MORE
Have You Been Naughty or Nice to your Teeth?
It’s not easy to stay healthy during the holidays. Sweets seem to appear everywhere you go, and with all of the present-wrapping and card-writing, there’s not much time to devote to you and your family’s health and well-being. Below are some tips to keep your teeth healthy during the holidays: Have a routine. Always brush […]READ MORE
Healthy Teeth for All Ages
Good oral health isn’t hard to achieve but it does take discipline. Use these tips for a lifetime of taking care of your mouth and teeth. Infants and children The first set of teeth is already almost completely formed at birth. At first, these teeth are “hiding” under the gums. These teeth are important, because […]READ MORE
Common Dental Conditions During Adulthood
As we get older, dental care for adults is crucial. Here are a few of the conditions to be aware of: Gum disease If your home care routine of brushing and flossing has slipped and you have skipped your regular dental cleanings, bacterial plaque and tartar can build up on your teeth. The plaque and […]READ MORE
Healthy Lunches that Benefit Your Smile
You might always pack a lunch for your child, but if you hit the drive-through on a regular basis, your pocketbook, as well as your teeth, are probably taking a beating. Take a cue from your kids and bring healthy packed lunches to work so that you have control over what you’re eating at noon. […]READ MORE
Getting your smile back-to-school ready
Your child may have the latest wardrobe, school supplies, and sports equipment for the new school year, but do they have a healthy mouth and the tools they need to maintain it? According to the American Dental Association, a dental examination is as important as immunizations and booster shots and should be a regular part […]READ MORE
Oral Cancer Awareness and Prevention
There are two types of oral cancer – those occurring in the oral cavity (the inside of your mouth) and those occurring in the oropharynx (the throat, including the tonsils and base of the tongue). Early detection may result in better treatment outcomes and may help keep you or someone you love from becoming one […]READ MORE
Travel Tips for your Teeth
Make Time for a Checkup Even when you’re dreaming about vacation, there’s no place like home–especially a dental home base. Prevention isn’t only taking care of your teeth, it’s establishing a relationship with a dentist. If you can, schedule your next regular visit before your trip. You’ll have peace of mind, and your dentist will […]READ MORE
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