Diabetes and oral health: The connection
Anything from measles to cancer, blood diseases to bulimia can be detected in the mouth. In fact, for many years, associations have been reported between the health of the mouth and medical conditions. One such association is with diabetes and periodontal disease (also known as gum disease).
How can I tell if I have a cavity?
Many people identify toothaches with a for-sure tooth cavity, but in fact being able to tell if you have a cavity is a little more complicated. There’s no sure way to identify a cavity without a professional evaluation, so it’s best to see your dentist regularly.
Allergies and oral health
Autumn means vibrant leaves and beautiful scenes, but it also brings irritants that make allergies go haywire. All that sniffing, sneezing and mouth breathing can mean trouble for your teeth. Learn how to keep your teeth happy this season so your oral health doesn’t fall behind.
Keeping your mouth clean during National Dental Hygiene Month
October is National Dental Hygiene Month, when we focus on dental hygiene and celebrate the work of dental hygienists – and what better time to do that than the month of tricks, treats and candy? Only your dental hygienist can keep your mouth as clean as possible, so be sure to schedule a dental cleaning twice every year. In the meantime, check out these easy ways to maximize your dental hygiene in October!
Safely disposing of unused prescription opioids is crucial. Here’s how you can do it.
If you’ve had your wisdom teeth removed, chances are good that you’ve been prescribed opioids. Opioids can be effective in relieving acute pain after you’ve had surgery. But they are also powerful, and can be powerfully addictive.
Types of dental X-rays
Do you find yourself wondering, leaned back in a dental chair with a lead apron on, what kind of X-ray your dentist has ordered, and why?
Sjörgen’s syndrome and your oral health
In honor of Healthy Aging Month, we’re taking a look at Sjörgen’s syndrome and its oral health effects.
How to: Change electric toothbrush heads
Do you prefer an electric toothbrush? You’re not alone. A 2017 study found that nearly one-third of people use them, and often, dentists recommend electric toothbrushes to those with gum recession, unique mouth shapes, and a habit of brushing too hard. Regardless of your brush preference, bristles wear at the same rate – which means you should be changing out those electric toothbrush heads every three months. Need help staying on top of it? Here’s a handy guide.
Natural bad-breath busters
Do you find yourself fighting bad breath often? You’re not alone. Whether from gum disease, dry mouth, or just a nice garlicy lunch, bad breath – also known as halitosis – affects up to half of Americans. If you’re looking for natural ways to fight halitosis, we have a list for you: