Good Dental Habits

Bettering your health and yourself is a goal for many adults across the globe. While we tend to consider our waistline as the ultimate measurement of vitality, body mass index and fat percentage are not the sole indicators of wellbeing. Weight often varies due to genetics, body composition and lifestyle. And, a “healthy weight” doesn’t…

Thyroid damage

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. The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland that produces hormones which helps control the energy throughout your body, including your caloric burn and…

TMJ

Clicking, snapping, popping – whatever you want to call it, you know those noises from your jaw could be signs of trouble. When you feel pain alongside these symptoms, it might be time to contact a dental professional about TMJ. TMJ, or temporomandibular joint dysfunction, is a condition that results in jaw pain, difficulty chewing,…

Zoom whitening

Everyone has days when they aren’t feeling quite as bright and cheerful. While faking a smile is said to release feel-good hormones that can perk up your day, forcing yourself to grin is especially difficult when your teeth are the very thing bringing you down. Depending on the severity, dull, yellow and stained teeth can…

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Sometimes, the urge to fall asleep trumps the nightly routine. Most of the time, however, missing your evening must-dos can be avoided. Hopping into bed at the same time every night is the best way to achieve a full eight hours of rest. Plus, maintaining a regular routine before your head hits the pillow forces…

Improve Oral Health at Home

Succumbing to the latest health trends might be part of your plight to achieve a fit physique, but do you select foods to help keep your mouth in tip-top shape? Much like overindulging in calories, failing to pay close attention to which foods impact teeth and gums is irresponsible. Consider the three following strategies for…

Orthodontic Evaluation

Some of us are born with perfect smiles, but it’s rare. Young children often receive orthodontic treatment for crooked teeth, along with less-than-satisfactory oral bone development issues. Getting an orthodontic evaluation can have a plethora of benefits. Orthodontic treatments, including braces, are extremely common in children and young adults to ensure teeth grow healthy and…

Last week, we explored how smoking cigarettes has recently been shown to alter the oral microbiome and increase the risk of developing tooth decay. This week, a new study has been published suggesting an even more fatal link between oral bacteria and health. According to a study presented at the American Association for Cancer Research annual meeting, changes in mouth bacteria have been linked to the development of pancreatic cancer.

In the wake of a new study, health professionals warn women who are pregnant to be aware of the risks of sleep apnea. This condition, which robs women of energy, oxygen, and quality rest, may have a profoundly negative impact on unborn children. Dental technologies like the DNA® Appliance may help by realigning the oral tissues, which may significantly reduce the intensity and incidence of sleep apnea over time.

Cavities are a serious problem among Americans, particularly those 55 years and wiser. Statistics estimate that about 9 in 10 adults ages 20-64 have at least 1 cavity (i). This sobering statistic seems to be fueled by poor dietary choices, with the typical Western diet high in added sugar and high fructose corn syrup. The good news: Better food choices may reverse this trend, leading to stronger and healthier teeth. Specifically, a new study indicates that probiotics may help to prevent cavities. Probiotics are most commonly found in yogurt, kefir, kimchee, kombucha, and also in specially formulated probiotic supplements.

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