Research Links Obesity with Oral Health

Even for people who take good care of their teeth and gums, flossing can be the weak link in the oral hygiene chain. It can be all too easy after you’ve brushed your teeth to just move on with the rest of your day or head off to sleep. But if you skip flossing either…

The Ultimate Guide to Oral Health

We’ve been lectured about daily brushing and flossing since grade school. Oral health is a key factor in maintaining overall wellness. Long-term good hygiene habits keep pearly white sparkling, bad breath in check, and prevent more painful issues from surfacing in the first place. 5 Healthy Teeth Habits Floss Before Brushing Flossing is important to…

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Did you know, the average American spends about 38 days brushing teeth over his or her lifetime. Let’s take a look at 5 more unusual facts about teeth: Visiting the dentist at least twice a year is imperative for dental health. We buy 18 yards of dental floss a year. We should buy 122 yards….

miami-dentist-tmj-symptoms

Temporomandibular joint disorder, or TMJ, can be an extremely painful condition.  It is also a common one.  According to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, TMJ is the leading cause of facial pain, affecting five to 12 percent of Americans. Some estimates calculate that TMJ results in 17,800,000 lost work days per year…

The Effects of Thyroid Disease on Your Teeth

For a tiny gland, your thyroid has a big role in your health and overall well-being. When functioning properly, it produces the hormones we need to live and thrive. But when your thyroid isn’t doing its job, either by producing too much or too little of these essential hormones, multiple systems in your body can…

This Valentine’s Day, Love the Gums You’re With

Valentines Day often means candy, and candy can be bad for our dental health. If you and your children indulge in sugary treats, do so wisely, with moderation, and be sure to brush and floss afterward. Valentines Day is a good time to teach your kids about good oral hygiene and healthy diet choices. Having…

Teeth Fun Facts

At the end of the day – and at the beginning of the day – there are few things more important to good oral hygiene than brushing your teeth. But brushing only works if you do it the right way, using the right type of brush, for the right amount of time. You can say…

adults wearing braces

Childhood is filled with laughter and smiles. But you don’t stop smiling when you become a grown-up. You don’t stop talking or eating either. Good oral functioning and a beautiful smile can improve your quality of life no matter how old you are. That is why so many adults seek orthodontic treatment. We may understandably…

Obesity Linked to Oral Health Problems

Obesity is an epidemic in this country, one with profound consequences to our national health. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than one-third (36.5%) of U.S. adults have obesity, and obesity is linked to many of the leading causes of preventable death, including heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and certain…

Holiday Healthy Teeth Tips

The holidays wouldn’t be the same without the delicious changes in the foods we eat during this most wonderful time of the year. Unfortunately, many of the holidays’ tasty treats can wreak havoc on our oral health. Similarly, the madness and busyness of the holidays can disrupt our normal routines, including how we take care…

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