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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 […]

Dentists Look For These 6 Symptoms of Oral Cancer

Dentists Detect Oral Cancer Too Dentists don’t just diagnose cavities & gum disease, your dentist can also detect oral cancer. According to the Oral Cancer Foundation, about 51,550 Americans will be diagnosed with oral cancer this year. This includes those cancers that occur in the mouth itself, in the very back of the mouth known […]

How To Screen Yourself for Oral Cancer

Can You Screen Yourself for Oral Cancer? Self-screening for oral cancer can be done at home, in very little time. But that doesn’t mean we should skip our regular dental appointments, dentists do more than detect cavities. You’ll be screened for oral cancer when you go in for your next regular dental exam, but a regular at-home screening […]

6 Keys to Oral & Overall Health | World Oral Health Day 2018

World Oral Health Day – March 20, 2018 World Oral Health Day (WOHD) is celebrated globally every year on March 20th. It is organized by FDI World Dental Federation and is the largest global awareness campaign on oral health. We’d like to help share this year’s ‘Say Ahh: Think Mouth, Think Health’ message for World […]

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 […]