Archive for the ‘ Oral Health Is Overall Health ’ Category

Does Dental Health Affect Brain Health?

Taking care of our teeth is essential to staying healthy. But what are the consequences if we don’t? Unhealthy teeth turn yellow and become painful, which ultimately leads to more visits to the dentist, which many of us find so scary. Most of us underestimate the importance of dental health. Do you want to be […]

A Healthy Diet = Healthy Teeth!

A Healthy Diet Equals a Healthy Smile Did you make a resolution back in January to eat healthier this year? Are your dietary habits on track, or did they fly off them? Adhering to a healthy diet is important any day of the year, not just because a well-balanced diet helps us keep our bodies […]

6 Tips for Keeping Your New Year’s Resolutions

Making & Keeping New Year’s Resolutions How are your resolutions coming along? What sounds completely doable on the first day of the new year can sometimes be downright impossibly to adhere to come Spring…or the middle of January for that matter. We’ve decided to share this video in case you need some help keeping your […]

Could Red Wine Help Prevent Cavities?

Red Wine Helps Prevent Cavities? According to this article by the American Chemical Society, a new study has found that red wine, as well as grape seed extract, could potentially help prevent cavities. Surely any food or drink that can help prevent cavities is good for our teeth right? It seems both red wine and […]

Do We Have a New Taste for Fat?

Is Fat Our New Sixth Taste? Our taste buds identify five primary tastes – bitter, salty, sour, sweet and umami (or savory). But recent news may have us identifying a sixth, new taste…oleogustas. In Latin, “oleogustus” translates to “a taste for fat.” And according to this post from DailyRxNews.com, there is new evidence of a […]

Do You Really Need To Floss?

Is It Necessary To Floss Your Teeth? YES! Enough said…now go watch a cat video. Despite recent breaking news, using dental floss is still recommended by probably every dentist on the planet. Daily flossing has long been one of the most recommended tasks to maintain a healthy smile. According to the American Dental Association, flossing […]

Chewing Tobacco & Oral Cancer In Baseball

Curt Schilling Blames Oral Cancer on Chewing Tobacco While most sports fans are aware of former Buffalo Bills Hall of Fame QB Jim Kelly’s battle with sinus cancer, and the recent passing of one of baseball’s greatest hitter ever – Tony Gwynn – up until then most of us weren’t aware that another famous athlete […]

5 Foods for Optimal Oral Health

Image via AskTheDentist.com You’re likely aware of the foods and drinks to stay away from if you’re trying to keep your chompers looking good: red wine and other acids can chip away at tooth enamel; sweets can lead to decay; and starchy foods, like soft breads and chips, can linger in your mouth longer than […]

How Is HPV Connected to Oral Cancer?

Oral Cancer & HPV Oral cancer is one of the fastest growing types of cancer we are seeing today. A simple and painless test performed by your Wayne NJ dentist annually during your regular dental check-ups can certainly help identify potential warning signs of oral cancer. The Oral Cancer Foundation goes on to suggest that […]

Can You Spot The Symptoms of Oral Cancer?

Oral Cancer Symptoms According to the experts at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center – doctors in other words, not overly caffeinated dental health blog post writers – head and neck cancer encompasses a wide range of tumors that can develop in several areas of the head and neck, including the throat, larynx (voice box), nose, […]