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
Why Hand Washing is so Important
Keeping hands clean is one of the most important steps we can take to avoid getting sick and spreading germs to others. Many diseases and conditions are spread by not washing hands with soap and clean, running water. HOW GERMS GET ON YOUR HANDS AND MAKE YOU SICK · Human and animal waste are serious sources […]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
Diabetes Awareness Month
What causes diabetes? Find out and take control. The good news is you can prevent or delay type 2 diabetes. All you have to do is decide. Decide to stay at a healthy weight. Decide to eat well. Decide to be active. If you’re at-risk, paying attention to living a healthy lifestyle or getting early […]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
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