Category: Oral Health

Do Your Parents Need Dental Treatment?

Now that your kids have moved out on their own, do you find more and more of your time and attention being drawn to your aging parents? It can be difficult navigating the changing roles you’ll lead as the adult child of senior adults. In addition to doctor’s visits and general care, though, it’s important… Read more »

Want to Get a Dental Cavity? Here’s How!

Do you ever think, “Man; I sure wish I could get a cavity?” Probably not. Unfortunately, some studies indicate that more than 90 percent of the adults in America will struggle with tooth decay. Preventive dental care is the best way to protect the teeth from erosion. That said there are some steps that all… Read more »

How to Prevent Tooth Decay & Gum Disease

Tooth decay and gum disease put your dental health at risk. Tooth decay often starts as a minor cavity, but an untreated cavity can quickly worsen into decay that could require a tooth extraction. Gum disease does more than damage your gum tissue: It also causes bone loss. How to prevent tooth decay & gum… Read more »

Do Your Gums Hurt?

Do your gums bother you? Normally you are not aware of your gums unless there is something stuck between your teeth or under your gum. If you become aware of your gums because they are sore, tender, or bleeding, you may be developing periodontal disease. There are two stages of periodontal disease. Gingivitis is the… Read more »

Cold Weather and your Oral Cavity

Cold weather can be hard on your joints, skin, and your oral cavity. You can tell it’s winter when your lips become chapped, but the inside of your mouth is vulnerable to the winter weather as well. Dry winter air, cold wind, and low humidity indoors not only dehydrate your lips, but your oral mucosa… Read more »

After Christmas Quiz

  Have you been putting off seeing the dentist? Has it been years? Have you been afraid to smile? Have you wanted to revamp your smile, but it never seems the right time? The New Year is a special time for your dental health. Why? Take our after Christmas quiz to find out.

It’s Never Too Late For Last Minute Stocking Stuffers

The holidays are the perfect time to encourage proper oral hygiene. You’re family, from the tiniest to the eldest, is eating sweet, rich treats and drinking beverages such as wine, eggnog, and other sweet, fizzy, and acidic drinks. Realize it or not, their teeth take a beating.  Add to that the fact that the holidays… Read more »

Pneumonia Linked To Wearing Dentures To Bed

If you are a denture wearer, sometimes if might seem easier just to wear your dentures to bed. However, easy does not always equal wise. Wearing dentures to bed can actually make you ill. Recent research indicates that wearing your dentures to bed can lead to pneumonia.  Pneumonia is an inflammatory lung infection that can… Read more »

Q And A: Exercise And Your Oral Health

Reasons not to exercise: 1) It’s winter. 2) It’s cold. 3) It’s gloomy. 4) Exercising is not fun. Reasons to exercise: 1) It’s good for you. 2) It’s good for your oral health. Although it may seem that there are more reasons not to exercise, the reasons to exercise are more pertinent. Did you know… Read more »