Archive for the ‘ Oral Health Is Overall Health ’ Category

Wisdom Teeth: When They Come In & When They Need to Go

Why Do We Have Wisdom Teeth? Wisdom teeth are often referred to as third molars because they grow in at the back of the mouth, behind your second set of molars – both top & bottom. They usually develop between the teenage years and early twenties, a time traditionally associated with the onset of maturity […]

5 Resolutions That Will Save You Money At The Dentist

5 New Year Resolutions To Save You Money At The Dentist According to YouGov.com, “Among Americans who are making New Year’s resolutions, the most common ones are exercising more (50%), saving money (49%), eating more healthily (43%), and losing weight (37%).” It’s that time of year again – new year’s resolution time. How about we […]

The Great American Smokeout®

Want to Quit Smoking? Start With Day One   Do you or someone you know want to quit smoking? The Great American Smokeout® occurs annually on the third Thursday of November. It’s the perfect opportunity to join thousands of people across the country who are either quitting or helping someone quit smoking cigarettes – or […]

9 Health Problems Your Dentist Can Spot

Check out these overall health issues your dentist can help identify just by looking in your mouth…and at your gums.   What Do Your Gums Say About You? A healthy body starts with your mouth. A healthy mouth starts with healthy gums. “They are like the foundation of a house: If you have any damage […]

3 Reasons Avocados Are Good For Your Smile

Avocados Are Good For You No, this isn’t another blog post to tout the tasty hipster take on toast, even though it is pretty good – especially with tomato! Since we’re celebrating #NationalAvocadoDay, we’re focusing on how good Avocados are, for you, and your smile. But is that really such a secret? According to this […]

4 Keys To Preventing Oral Cancer

“Approximately 53,000 people in the U.S. will be newly diagnosed with oral cancer this year. 132 new people in the US EVERY DAY will be newly diagnosed with an oral cancer, and that one person EVERY HOUR OF THE DAY, 24/7/365 will die from it.” – Oral Cancer Foundation Oral, Head & Neck Cancer Awareness […]

February Is National Gum Disease Awareness Month

February Is Gum Disease Awareness Month February is all about the gums! In addition to February being National Children’s Dental Health Month, National Weddings Month, Pet Dental Health Month, National Heart Month, National Embroidery Month…and a few dozen or so more commemorative causes. Let us not forget about Valentine’s Day either, it’s no wonder why […]

3 Types of Fish To Eat for A Healthy Smile

Eating Fish Is Good For Your Teeth & Gums Nothing can replace good ‘ol fashioned brushing & flossing for a healthy mouth, and nobody can take the place of your dentist for helping you fend off the cavity creeps. But did you know that eating fish can promote optimal oral health? In one study people with a […]

Is Vaping Safer Than Cigarettes?

Vaping Is Growing In Popularity In case you haven’t noticed those plumes of smoke emanating from the car in front of you, it seems like vaping is everywhere these days. Despite their recent popularity, vaping – and e-cigarettes – have been around for a while. What’s of particular concern to dentists, doctors, and other healthcare […]

Does Pregnancy Lead to Tooth Loss?

Pregnancy and Tooth Loss Have you ever heard the old-wives tale, “gain a child, lose a tooth?” Every pregnant Mom knows how important it is to take care of themselves, but expecting Moms also need to understand the impact that pregnancy has on dental health. Hormonal changes that expecting Moms go through during pregnancy can […]