Posts Tagged ‘ gum disease ’

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 […]

Can You Still Get Gum Disease With Dental Implants?

Dental Implants Are The Healthiest Solution for Missing Teeth Dental implants are the best – meaning healthiest – tooth replacement option. This isn’t only because dental implants help restore the appearance of your smile, it’s primarily because they improve the natural function of your teeth and prevent bone loss. That’s the big one, bone loss. […]

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 […]

4 Ways Seeing Your Dentist Saves You Money

Going to the Dentist Can Save You Money? Your dentist can help you save money, but first, you have to actually schedule – and keep – your appointments. The American Dental Association recommends visiting your dentist at least once every six months. Depending on the condition of your teeth & gums, existing health issues, habits, […]

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 […]

2 More Dental Health Myths to Dispel

In our first installment exploring some of the most common dental health myths, we examined how tooth pain and dental x-rays are two myths to be busted. Part two of this series identifies a couple more myths we need to dispel, much to the detriment of our dental health. Dental Health Myth #3: Bleeding Gums […]

8 Tips for Children’s Dental Health Month

National Children’s Dental Health Month Every February, the American Dental Association (ADA) sponsors National Children’s Dental Health Month. The aim of Children’s Dental Health Month is to raise awareness about the importance of children’s dental health. Developing good dental hygiene habits when we are kids and keeping regular visits to the dentist helps our children […]

Is An Electronic Toothbrush Better Than Manual Brushing?

Which Is Better – A Manual Or Electric Toothbrush? We all do it…at least let’s hope so…but how we do it differs from person to person and household to household. Before we get into the dental debate about toothbrushes, let’s first examine why this daily dental ritual is so important in the first place. Adults […]

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 […]