Clinician's Corner: Oral health & the immune system
A strong immune system is one of the main goals of healthy living and is necessary for good health and fitness. In this segment of Clinician's Corner, Dr. Templeton explains how your oral health can affect your immune system's ability to fight disease and keep you healthy.
Soothing sore gums
Gum pain can be a serious distraction. If you notice anything unusual happening to your gums, contact your dentist to set up an appointment right away. They will be able to detect the underlying cause and offer you the best treatment solutions.
Healthy gums lead to happy smiles
To keep your mouth healthy, be sure you are taking good care of your gums. September is National Gum Care Month, so it's the perfect time to get into a good oral health routine.
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?
Four surprising dental statistics
All across America, people have greater access to preventive dental care than they did 50 years ago, but the numbers suggest we could be doing more to keep our mouths healthy. These surprising statistics hint at some oral health areas that could benefit from a bit more attention.
Choosing between a general and pediatric dentist
When looking for a dentist for your children, it can be tough to know who to see. Should you search for a general family dentist or would your children benefit from pediatric care? You can’t go wrong either way, but it’s good to have all the facts before you decide.
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.
A good laugh is good for your health
Holidays are a great time to spend with family, and laughing with relatives is one of the best parts of the season. Whether you’re barely giggling or totally cracking up, laughter can have positive effects on your oral and overall health. Read on to learn what a good laugh can do for you.
Vegan diets and oral health
A vegan diet is proven to be safe, although it may have some unintended consequences for oral health. According to the American Dietetic Association, nearly anyone can live a healthy life without meat, but giving up traditional sources of nutrients can increase the risk for gum disease.