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
Breast Cancer Awareness
Other than skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women. Mammograms are the best way to find breast cancer early, when it is easier to treat and before it is big enough to feel or cause symptoms. What Are the Symptoms? There are different symptoms of breast cancer, and some people […]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
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