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.
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.
Dentists, your child and oral health
A dentist is a very important person when it comes to keeping your child healthy! This is great to remember during National Children's Dental Health Month. In this post, we explain the beneficial impact a dentist has beginning in childhood and continuing on throughout a lifetime.
Help your child floss
Get an early start forming your child's oral health routine. Show them the proper way to floss, and encourage them to make it a daily habit.
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: Dental Sealants
Dr. Templeton explains the importance of dental sealants as part of regular preventive care. Learn how dental sealants can keep cavities from forming on molars in both children and adults.
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.