Blog Posts Categorized: Adults + Seniors
Defeating dry mouth
Dry mouth is what happens when your mouth’s salivary glands aren’t creating enough saliva for your mouth to stay wet. It can be a result of medications, aging issues or menopause, among other issues. Saliva production is important to your oral health, working to neutralize acids caused by bacteria in your mouth, and helping to wash away food particles. Losing that production can not only be uncomfortable, but may even lead to serious dental issues if left untreated. If you’re experiencing dry mouth, try some of these home remedies:
Walk your way to better oral health
Did you know walking can improve your oral health? In addition to boosting your mood and creativity, walking can have some pretty sweet effects on your oral health.
Menopause and your oral health
At some point in their lives, most women experience menopause. When complete, menopause can cause meaningful changes to a person’s body – including their oral health.
Five common tooth brushing mistakes that could cost you
Two minutes, twice a day. That’s the basics of what we learn about brushing our teeth. And these are important messages – they are the fundamentals of what keep bad breath, gum disease and tooth decay at bay. But many people make common mistakes while brushing which can harm that effort:
Sparkling water trend – is it good for your smile?
Any carbonated drink gets its effervescence from carbon dioxide that turns into carbonic acid once ingested. In some carbonated drinks, this carbonic acid can wear away enamel, making teeth more susceptible to cavities. Trading soft drinks for fizzy water can be a good choice, however, because sparkling water is typically far less acidic.
5 tooth-friendly veggies to plant in your garden
With springtime (finally) blooming, gardeners are rustling through their toolsheds and breaking out their shovels. Among the cornucopia of possibilities to plant, fresh vegetables stand out as some of the best options for harvesting a healthy smile.
Prevent oral cancer from growing
While April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month, every month is a chance to help prevent oral cancer from growing. Oral cancer is known as a lifestyle disease, which means you can dramatically reduce your risk by adjusting your daily habits.
What vaping means for your mouth
Vaporizing, or “vaping” tobacco products, have become a hot trend in the last 15 years, especially among young people. In fact, 16 percent of high school students reported using e-cigarettes in 2015, compared to just 1.5 percent in 2011. Many people believe that vaping is safer than smoking conventional cigarettes, but it’s important to understand that e-liquids usually contain nicotine and other chemicals that affect the mouth and body – no matter the delivery route.
Go green with your dental routine
While you’re keeping your mouth healthy, why not take some steps to help keep the Earth healthy too?