November 30th, 2018

Asthma and your oral health

If you have asthma, you probably already know that winter = colder weather = thriving viruses = upper respiratory infections = asthma attacks. What you may not know is that those asthma symptoms can have an impact on your smile.

September 18th, 2018

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.

June 12th, 2018

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:

June 5th, 2018

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.

January 28th, 2018

Common winter mouth issues – and how to help them

Your mouth – and your teeth and gums inside of it – are used to being at your body temperature. When you open your mouth and breathe in that frigid air, it can cause painful “zingers” across your teeth. If you do it often, it can even cause your teeth to expand and contract, damaging them.

November 6th, 2017

What your tongue can say about your oral health

Even without speaking a word, your tongue can say a lot. The color, texture and patterns of your tongue can provide insight into the state of your oral and overall health. What is your tongue trying to tell you?

September 21st, 2017

Medications can affect oral health

As we age, many of us find ourselves with health conditions that require medication. While these medications are often crucial for our health, some may have adverse side effects on our oral health.