Easiest Ways to Prevent Gum Disease

​ New research has shown a link between gum disease and serious medical conditions like diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Considering the fact that almost 80 percent of the adult population over the age of 35 are likely to suffer from some form of the disease, it certainly calls for attention. While gum disease can be attributed to hereditary fa...
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Don't Be a Stranger!

​ You have probably heard plenty about the importance of dental visits, but what many people don't know is exactly why these appointments are so critical to not only their oral heath, but also their overall health. Still, some people would rather wait until they have a serious dental health issue before they call their dentist. Prevention is always...
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Water, Wine and Oral Health

​ Water is and always will be the best choice when it comes to beverages, not just for your oral health, but also for your overall health and well-being. Still, there are lots of other beverages people often partake in on a daily basis, three of the most common ones being wine, soda and milk. Let's talk about the effect of wine on your oral health ...
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5 Common Habits that Negate Proper Teeth Care

​ You probably already know that not brushing your teeth and not flossing regularly can cause dental problems. Well, that is absolutely true, but those are not the only ways you can get into trouble with your oral health. From binge eating snacks and foods that can crack your teeth to smoking, here are five other things that can damage your teeth i...
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November Is National Diabetes Month: What Does That Mean for Oral Health?

​ November is National Diabetes Month - did you know that around 30 million Americans suffer from diabetes? That's almost 10 percent of the population. And every year 1.7 million new cases are diagnosed. Experts estimate that as many as 8 million people are living with diabetes and are completely unaware. Diabetes affects blood sugar levels and can...
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Keep Teeth Healthy This School Year

​ It's August and back-to-school season is in full swing across the nation. Everyone is filling their shopping carts with markers, pencils and new backpacks. Parents are taking children to get haircuts and physicals and eye exams in preparation for the new school year. But, one thing that often gets overlooked when it comes to back-to-school time i...
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Caring for Children’s Teeth from Birth

Unfortunately, parenting doesn’t actually come with a guidebook, so it can be hard to juggle all the things we need to do to keep kids healthy and happy from birth. When it comes to oral health, it’s really pretty simple. It’s never too early to start taking care of your baby’s teeth and gums, and dental visits should start around age 1. If you can remember those two things, you’re all set on the path to a lifetime of great oral health for your child. 

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Large Study Links Severe Gum Disease and Cancer

A long-term study conducted by researchers from Tufts University, Health Sciences Campus in Massachusetts, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Maryland and Kimmel Cancer Center in Pennsylvania shows a 24 percent higher risk of cancer for patients with severe gum disease.

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Could a Focus on Dental Health Help with Childhood Obesity?

Concern surrounding the weight of America’s children is nothing new. However, a thesis by a graduate student in Sweden could provide a new insight into how to overcome the ever-rising statistics.

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Dental X-Rays Help Identify Vitamin D Deficiencies

Research published in the International Journal of Paleopathology from McMaster University has shown that dental X-rays can now be used to help spot vitamin D deficiencies by showing the state of the pulp inside teeth. The research team was searching for a way to study vitamin D deficiencies in archaeological specimens without destroying each aged tooth by cutting it open. Their findings could now help identify potential deficiencies in adults and children, which can then be confirmed with a simple blood test.

"Studies are continuing to shed light on the fact that oral health is connected to our overall health in so many ways," said Dr. Amy Norman, DDS, a leading dentist in Everett, Washington.

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Does Being Overweight Affect Oral Health?

Research continues to show the many health concerns associated with obesity and unhealthy weight gain in adults and children. Most of the time this information is focused on diseases of the body, but a new study focuses on the mouth and the effects of obesity on oral health.

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