Archive for the ‘ Oral Health Is Overall Health ’ Category

How Are Diabetes & Dental Health Connected?

Are Diabetes & Dental Health Connected? “Both gum disease and diabetes are chronic diseases, and they both make each other worse.” November is American Diabetes Month Diabetes is a chronic disease which affects our body’s ability to process sugar. The resulting high blood sugar can cause problems with your eyes, nerves, kidneys, heart and other […]

Dentists Can Help Diagnose Diabetes

Dentists Can Diagnose Diabetes? Dentists diagnose & treat a myriad of oral health maladies, but bet you didn’t think your dentist could diagnose diabetes – or at least help to do so. As if we need another reason to keep up our normal thrice yearly dental visits, here comes recent news out of Columbia University […]

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 […]