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…

What Are the Differences Between Dental Crowns and Tooth Bridges?

Dental crowns and tooth bridges are common and effective ways of remediating issues related to damaged or lost teeth. While crowns and bridges are both forms of dental prosthetics, they serve different purposes. Which one your dentist may recommend depends on the nature of your dental issue. Dental Crowns As its name implies, a dental…

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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….

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…

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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…

New Study Links Oral Health and Gum Disease with Prostate Inflammation

Healthy gums are not just a foundation for a strong smile, but they are also the key to building immunity and preventing long-term illness. Conversely, unhealthy gums can cause all kinds of problems, can be extremely painful and can be an indicator of other health issues far from your mouth. Problems with gums run on a…

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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…

Is Fluoridated Water Putting You at Risk for Thyroid Problems?

Your thyroid may be small, but problems with your thyroid can cause big problems throughout the body. Thyroid conditions affect approximately 30 million Americans, half of whom suffer undiagnosed. Thyroid damage and irregularities can lead to unexplained weight gain, weight loss, fatigue, hair loss, and depression, among other debilitating side effects. An underactive thyroid, a…

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