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…

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…

Ginger for Toothache Relief

Your local grocery store contains a wide range of remedies for almost any minor problem that ails you and products which help promote good health. This includes products which address oral health issues. But not all of those remedies and products are found in the pharmacy or dental care section. The produce department is full…

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…

When you visit your dentist for a check-up or cleaning, he or she will thoroughly examine your teeth and gums to identify and address any existing or potential problems. But of all the issues your dentist will be on the lookout for, one stands head-and-shoulders above all others: plaque buildup. Plaque is oral health enemy…

Good Dental Habits

You may know the feeling. You arrive for an appointment with your dentist, and after he or she says hello, you wait sheepishly for the question you know is coming: “So, have you been flossing regularly?” If the answer is no, you respond apologetically with a tinge of shame. But you are certainly not alone…

Bad Breath

If you work out strenuously, sweat profusely, and shower rarely, you will wind up having body odor. Similarly, if your mouth is constantly working, which it is, and bacteria is allowed to grow because you aren’t taking necessary steps to keep your mouth clean and healthy or you engage in behavior that encourages bacteria to…

ph balance

Got spit? If you don’t, or don’t have enough, you could be suffering from a condition called xerostomia, commonly known as dry mouth. Saliva is crucial to maintaining a clean and healthy mouth as it helps to remove food particles which can lead to the growth of bacteria. A lack of sufficient saliva can allow…

Drinking alcohol in excess can be very harmful to your health in numerous ways. That’s hardly a news flash. But even if you drink in healthy moderation, alcohol can still do some damage, and some kinds of alcohol can have more negative effects than others. This is definitely the case when it comes to alcohol’s…

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