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.
Clinician's Corner: Tips for dealing with dry mouth
Dry mouth is more than just a pesky little problem for senior citizens and others— it can lead to many more serious oral health problems! Here, we explore symptoms to look out for and ways to deal with dry mouth to keep your teeth and gums healthy.
Gum disease, tooth loss and heart health
Most people may not be aware of the distinct connection between the health of their gums and the health of their heart. If you care for your oral health, you are also caring for the rest of your body because of the link between dental and overall health.
Clinician’s Corner: Acidic drinks & your teeth
Many foods and beverages create an acidic environment in your mouth that can cause decay and erosion of enamel over time. This can lead to cavities. Learn about which beverages to drink and which to avoid in order to protect your teeth.
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.
Ask an Expert: Basics of Toothbrushing
When it comes to caring for your teeth, brushing is a crucial cornerstone. Brushing your teeth keeps your mouth healthy by removing food particles and bacteria that can lead to cavities and gum disease. Here are answers to commonly asked questions about toothbrushing.
Clinician’s Corner: Head and Neck Cancer Awareness and Prevention
Dr. Eileen Crespo provides a review on head and neck cancer awareness and prevention, and provides important reminders about the impacts the disease has on oral health.
Clinician's Corner: Preparing to get the COVID-19 Vaccine
In this installment of Clinician's Corner, Dr. Nina Prabhu shares some tips and reminders to help those who intend to be vaccinated against COVID-19.