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.
Eating and drinking to promote healthy gums
Nutrition is vital for your entire body – including your gums! In recognition of Good Nutrition Month, take a moment this November to learn which nutrients help prevent gum disease.
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).
Natural bad-breath busters
Do you find yourself fighting bad breath often? You’re not alone. Whether from gum disease, dry mouth, or just a nice garlicy lunch, bad breath – also known as halitosis – affects up to half of Americans. If you’re looking for natural ways to fight halitosis, we have a list for you:
Finish your summer right – see your dentist!
Each year, 100 million Americans forego a dental visit, and that’s a big problem when it comes to maintaining a healthy smile. Before your calendar fills up with school activities, athletic events and more, schedule routine dental appointments for your kids and yourself! No matter how good your oral hygiene habits are, a dental visit provides benefits that regular brushing and flossing simply can’t.
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.
Gum disease: More serious that you might think
Did you know an estimated 85 percent of Americans have varying degrees of gum disease? That’s 274 million people whose gums need some TLC!
Diabetes and your oral health
Oral health and overall health are connected in many ways. Several health issues have oral health complications, and on the flip side, poor oral health can indicate overall health problems.