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Have you had a teeth cleaning this year? Professional dental cleanings aren’t just for keeping your smile bright; they can have a significant impact on your general health. Insufficient oral hygiene has been linked to several serious illnesses. Associated medical and dental issues include bone loss, cardiovascular disease, strokes, cancers, and many other problems. Brushing and flossing at home are…Continue reading
Everyone does it, but that doesn’t make it right—isn’t that something that your mom used to say? Well, she was right, at least when it comes to dental care. Visits to the dentist are one of those things that many people put off, sometimes for years and years, but skipping routine teeth cleaning with a dental hygienist and even basic,…Continue reading
You likely already know about the evils of tooth decay and cavities, but it may be that you are not fully aware of how harmful gum disease can truly be. Clinically known as periodontal disease, this group of conditions that affects the gums can result in tooth loss and a number of potentially dangerous health issues. Learning all you can…Continue reading
Whining, crying, screaming, and temper tantrums have somehow become synonymous with teaching young children to brush their teeth in many, many households. This initial training in responsibility rapidly becomes an assertion of defiance as your child tests the rules of life. Sometimes, it’s enough to cause parents to want to give up on teaching their children to brush their teeth…Continue reading
Along with brushing and flossing regularly, it’s important for you to eat a balanced diet in order to enhance your dental health. Just like you need protein to keep your muscles strong and calcium for healthy bones, you need certain nutrients to keep your teeth healthy. Recently, the Cosmetic Dentistry Guide published an article explaining the importance of folic acid…Continue reading
When people have problems with their teeth, they go to the dentist office to have an exam for cavities or gum disease. They don’t necessarily think of dental issues in terms of heart health, blood sugar level or respiratory illness. But a number of research studies indicate they should consider the whole body when they are having dental pain because…Continue reading
Periodontal disease – more commonly known as gum disease – is a common condition that impacts many people in the U.S. Characterized by swollen, inflamed gums, loose or sensitive teeth and painful chewing, gum disease typically shows up as people age, yet can result in serious long-term health issues. Recent studies have also found that gum disease may be linked…Continue reading