What your family history says about your teeth
Did you know that your genetics may provide a window into your risk for oral health issues?
Eating right during pregnancy for your baby’s oral health
If you’re pregnant, you’ve probably heard a lot about how important your diet choices are for your developing baby. But did you know that what you eat also plays a crucial part in the development of your baby’s teeth? Celebrate Children’s Dental Health Month by learning which nutrients are especially important for teeth formation!
Periodontal disease – what is it?
Periodontal disease, commonly referred to as gum disease, is an inflammation of the gums and bone that support teeth. Gum disease is your mouth’s natural reaction to harmful bacteria. Think about what happens if you have a splinter in your finger for a while – your skin around the splinter becomes inflamed and tender. Our body reacts the same for any bacterial infection – including one in your mouth.
Don’t retire your dental coverage
When retirement is on the horizon and you’re itching to enjoy it, make sure to keep oral health top of mind. The importance of proper dental care and dental coverage continues throughout all stages of life!
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).