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Healthy Aging Month — and mouth!
September is Healthy Aging Month, a perfect time to take a look at what habits we need to ensure we have a healthy aging mouth.
Oral Cancer and Head & Neck Cancer Awareness
April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month and Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Month. Let's take a look at the warning signs in the mouth and ways to reduce the risk of contracting these cancers.
How do our teeth change as we age?
Just as our bodies and minds change with age, so do our teeth. Let's look at a few changes you might notice as you hit different milestones in your lifetime.
TMJ Awareness Month
November is TMJ Awareness Month. Explore some of the causes, symptoms and possibly solutions in this blog. Be sure to seek help from your doctor or dentist if you experience TMJ pain.
Dentures - options and care
Natural teeth can be replaced by full dentures that can be non-implant retained or implant retained. Learn about the options available to replace missing teeth and the care needed to ensure the best results from your dentures.
Cannabis (marijuana) and your oral health
Some research and studies have shown that marijuana use can have positive medical effects, but how does its use impact your oral health? Using marijuana can cause problems such as dry mouth, gum disease and even thrush. Find out about the possible risks and some tips to keep in mind to try to minimize damage to your mouth.
Oral health in middle-age (30-50 year olds)
As life and adult years progress, it's important not to neglect oral health. Genetics and lifestyle can contribute to the development of chronic diseases and many of the most common diseases can have connections to one’s oral health.
The connection between diabetes and oral health
Did you know that those who have gum (periodontal) disease are at greater risk for diabetes? The reverse is also true. Gum disease is a risk factor for developing type 2 diabetes. This demonstrates the strong connection between diabetes and dental health.
Osteoporosis medications & oral health
For people who take bone-strengthening medications such as those used to treat osteoporosis, related osteonecrosis of the jaw (MRONJ) can develop after dental treatments that involve the bone. This is known as antiresorptive therapy and is common today. Let's take a look at this connection between certain medications and oral health.