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…

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…

Can Salt Harm Your Teeth?

Salt is one of the oldest, most fundamental, and most widely used spices in the world. So important and valuable is salt that it has caused wars and civil unrest, and was once used as currency or payment, hence the term “salary.” Used in moderation, salt can improve the flavor of food and provide many…

Oral Health Benefits of Cranberries

Thanksgiving is just a few weeks away, and no Turkey Day table is complete without cranberry sauce. The tart berry is not only tasty, but for seniors, cranberries may also provide crucial oral health benefits that help keep teeth and gums healthy throughout the year. Seniors are particularly vulnerable to oral health problems. Losing teeth…

No one looks forward to a tooth extraction. No one wants to have a tooth extracted. But sometimes it may be the best if not only option to address serious oral health problems. If you abide by your dentist’s instructions and take some simple steps before the procedure, you can make the experience less taxing…

Dental emergencies come in many forms. Some start from the inside, where intense and relentless pain indicative of a serious problem leads to a desperate call to a dentist or even a trip to the emergency room. Other emergencies come suddenly as a result of external factors. Such is the case with a knocked-out tooth….

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Dentists and orthodontists have been working with traditional metallic braces for decades. Generations have gone through the rite of passage of having a shiny, wire-filled mouth for a couple of years. Braces have endured because they work, but anyone who has had braces knows that the price of that perfect smile comes with several temporary…

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Staying healthy as we get older requires thoughtfulness, attention, and effort. The effects of aging can leave us more susceptible to illness or injury and can keep us from living the lives we want. That’s why maintaining positive habits such as an active lifestyle and a balanced diet are so important. It is also important…

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Good dental habits can play a huge role in the health of your teeth and gums, as well as improve your overall health and well-being. Conversely, there are plenty of bad habits which can be devastating to your teeth and oral health. Many of us engage in bad habits almost unconsciously, and we may not…

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