Healthy Mouth, Healthy Heart

Gum Disease and Heart Disease

Continuing research has uncovered possible links between infections of the gums and other diseases that affect the body. One of the more recent potential links discovered by research indicates a connection between gum disease and heart (cardiovascular) disease. Some studies indicate that gum disease could be a more serious risk factor for heart disease than other health factors including gender, … Read More

Possible Connection Between Periodontal Disease and RA

Gum Disease and RA

Maintaining proper oral hygiene at home can be challenging for patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). RA causes joint pain and manual dexterity difficulty, which makes daily tasks such as brushing and flossing difficult. Periodontal disease is more prevalent in those with RA, and the limitations of the health issue may be one reason. RA and inadequate oral hygiene Periodontal disease … Read More

Sinus Pain vs Toothache Pain

Sinus Pain Tooth Pain

Sometimes it’s hard to tell the difference between a sinus infection and a toothache because the teeth and sinus cavities are so interconnected. Sinus cavities are hallowed chambers that air pass through before reaching the lungs, and when bacteria develop there, it can lead to a sinus infection. A sinus infection may resemble the pain of a toothache and a … Read More

Diabetes and Oral Health

Diabetes and Oral Health

According to the National Diabetes Statistics Report released in 2014, 9.3% of the American population or 29.1 million people had diabetes in 2012 and of that 29.1 million, 8.1 million were undiagnosed. Diabetes continues to be a problem among adults and children as 1.4 million Americans receive a diagnosis every year. For someone with diabetes, taking care of their oral … Read More

Fight Flu Season by Boosting Your Immune System

Prevent the flu

It might not feel quite like winter yet, but it’s flu season, and you can do your overall and oral health a huge favor by boosting your immune system to help avoid sickness. By changing and improving some of your daily habits, you can stay healthy and have more reasons to smile year-round. Be more social Studies indicate that the … Read More

Things You Should Definitely Do For Your Teeth This New Year

New Year's Resolution 2016

When you’re making your New Year’s resolutions, you may consider improving your physical health by joining a gym, but what about your oral health? Most people probably don’t, and that’s unwise because there’s plenty of evidence that proves that your oral health has a big impact on your overall health. Including healthy teeth and gums in your New Year’s resolutions … Read More

Halloween Candy and Overall Health

Halloween Candy and Oral Health

Halloween candy can be appealing to children and adults alike, and it’s hard to resist sampling the sweets you give out to kids or that your children bring home from trick or treating. Although many might wish that the calories and sugar of candy somehow didn’t count because it’s Halloween, there are some very good reasons to limit your intake … Read More

Digestive Issues with Dentures

Digestive Issues with Dentures

Dental implants are a popular, safe and successful tooth replacement option offered today, but sometimes patients aren’t good candidates or they’re afraid to ask if dental implants will work for them and in these cases, the patients may be wearing full or partial dentures. One of the top complaints from patients with dentures is that they can’t enjoy the same … Read More

Causes and Treatments of Dry Mouth

Desert Depicting Dry Mouth

For someone with chronic dry mouth, the condition is much more than simply feeling thirsty, it means that their mouth isn’t making enough or any saliva. Saliva is essential for a healthy body and mouth as it aids in tasting food and drinks and it helps digestion. Saliva helps flush food particles away from teeth and gums, which prevents tooth … Read More

Tips for a Healthy Mouth While Traveling

Oral Hygiene Tips for Vacation

If you’re leaving the area during the upcoming break to go to a warm beach or visit a family amusement park, make sure you’re not taking a break from good oral hygiene. While it’s important to relax during vacation, completely forgetting your daily oral care routine can be detrimental to your teeth and gums. With some easy, helpful tips, you … Read More