Archive for the ‘ Oral Health Is Overall Health ’ Category

Do You Have Acid Reflux – Or GERD?

It seems like a good time of year to talk about how what we eat has an impact on not only our overall health, but our oral health as well. With the Holiday season ending and a new year of resolutions upon us, we thought it timely to talk some more about how oral health […]

Should Your Next Dental Appointment Include A Diabetes Screening?

Dentists Can Screen for Diabetes? In case you missed the July 2011 issue of the Journal of Dental Research, check out this post on how dentists can help diagnose diabetes. According to a recent study out of the Columbia University College of Dental Medicine, our dentists can now accurately test for diabetes and prediabetes. (Journal […]

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 […]