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July 21st, 2022

Rehydration - which drinks are best for your oral health?

Rehydration is the replacement of fluids and electrolytes lost via exercise, illness or other conditions that can deplete the body. While there are many different rehydration choices, it’s important to know which ones are best for your oral health .

July 11th, 2022

10 Tips for Oral Health and Pregnancy

As you incorporate new habits and changes to your lifestyle in order to ensure the health of you and your baby, be sure that you are also considering your oral health! Studies have shown strong correlations between the oral health of parents and children - even during pregnancy. Use these tips to care for yourself, and to give your little one a head start toward a healthy smile.

June 8th, 2022

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.

May 23rd, 2022

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.

May 2nd, 2022

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.

April 25th, 2022

Athletic mouthguards to protect teeth

Just as helmets, knee pads or other protective equipment should be worn during certain sports and activities, mouthguards are also crucial for protection from injury. Contact sports or activities that cause collision can be especially risky to your mouth and teeth. Find out which sports and activities require a mouthguard and the different types and benefits that are offered.

April 18th, 2022

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.

April 4th, 2022

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.

March 16th, 2022

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.

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