Should you brush your teeth in the shower?
For 4 percent of Americans, the shower is the ideal place to brush their teeth. But does your brushing location affect your smile?
Juice cleanses: How do they affect your teeth?
The holiday season leaves a lot of us feeling over-full and ready to detox, and many folks turn to a juice cleanse to help. We take a quick look on what that might mean for your teeth.
HPV, oral health and you
Did you know that there is now a vaccine that can prevent certain types of cancer? This is an exciting time as today’s generation of children, teenagers and young adults may be the first to benefit from the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination as cancer prevention.
How to keep your smile bright in the season of sugary drinks
The holidays are just around the corner – which means it’s the perfect time to talk about the tasty drinks that help make the fall season so delicious. Pumpkin spiced lattes and eggnog are wonderful, but frequent consumption of sugary drinks can be harmful to teeth. In fact, repeated exposure to sugar plays a major role in the tooth decay process.
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.