As you age, your body can experience shifts in health that affect your mouth in ways you might not expect. In honor of Healthy Aging Month, take a look at few conditions people may encounter with age that can affect their oral health – including bone loss and dry mouth. Bone loss As you age,… More »
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It’s common to indulge in a libation or two, but will your smile feel the effects the next day? Here are a few ways to combat potential oral health issues while enjoying an alcoholic beverage. Stay hydrated. Drinks containing spirits are especially drying to the mouth. A lack of saliva means food particles and plaque… More »
New Year’s Eve is tonight and you might be tempted to down a pint (or more) of beer before the celebration. Before you take your first swig, keep in mind that your frothy beverage might affect your pearly whites.
Oral cancer can have many causes, including genetics, lifestyle factors such as smoking or heavy alcohol use, infections, or environmental exposures like excess sun. Although you can’t control the genes you inherit, you do have control over lifestyle choices and sun exposure. In honor of Oral Cancer Awareness Month, take a few minutes to find… More »