Good Oral Health for Adults
You can keep your teeth for your lifetime. Here are some things you can do to maintain a healthy mouth and strong teeth. ❶Drink fluoridated water and brush with fluoride toothpaste. ❷Practice good oral hygiene. Brush teeth thoroughly twice a day and floss daily between the teeth to remove dental plaque. ❸Visit your dentist at […]READ MORE
The Benefits of Heart-Healthy Eating
Eating a heart-healthy diet is important for managing your blood pressure and reducing your risk of heart attack, stroke, and other health threats.Get quality nutrition from healthy food sources. Aim to eat a diet that’s rich in:• Fruits• Vegetables• Whole grains• Low-fat dairy products• Skinless poultry and fish• Nuts and legumes• Non-tropical vegetable oils Limit:• […]READ MORE
Colorectal Cancer Screening Saves Lives
Without a doubt, the most effective way to reduce your risk of colorectal cancer is to get screened routinely. If you’re 50 to 75 years old, you should get screened regularly. If you’re younger than 50 and think you may be at high risk of getting colorectal cancer, or if you’re older than 75, ask your […]READ MORE
World Oral Health Day is March 20
To celebrate healthy smiles and laughs across the globe, we put together some smart choices you can make for a lifetime of dental health. VISIT YOUR DENTIST This one’s a no brainer. Regular trips to your dentist are about more than just maintenance; they are an important preventive measure that will save you time and […]READ MORE
Heart Disease Can Happen at Any Age
Heart disease doesn’t happen just to older adults. It is happening to younger adults more and more often. This is partly because the conditions that lead to heart disease are happening at younger ages. February is Heart Month, the perfect time to learn about your risk for heart disease and the steps you need to […]READ MORE
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
The Facts About COPD
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a long-term lung disease that makes it hard to breathe. The disease affects millions of Americans and is the third leading cause of disease-related death in the U.S. The good news is COPD is often preventable and treatable. COPD is a chronic lung disease that gets worse over time. […]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
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