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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.
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.
Better breakfasts for brighter smiles
Morning time can be the most hectic part of the day for families. Before rushing off to school, many kids sit around the table (or stand up at the counter) to fuel up with the most important meal of the day. But one of the most common breakfast options – cereal – can have some unintended consequences for teeth.
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.
Oral health reads for your bookworm
Books on oral health can be a good way to get children excited about being independent and learning how to take care of their teeth on their own (with a little assistance!).
Summertime sweets can be good for teeth
Instead of sugar-filled ice cream and ice pops – which can leave teeth vulnerable to sugar attacks that increase the risk of tooth decay – consider satisfying your sweet tooth with fruits.