Dangers of Tobacco

An estimated 438,000 Americans die each year from diseases caused by smoking.1 Using tobacco products increases the risk of getting cancers of the head and neck. According to the American Cancer Society, no form of tobacco is safe.2 Smokeless products, often thought of as a less harmful option to smoking, are linked with cancer and… More »

More than 10,000 people lose their lives to oral cancer every year. But the five-year survival rate is approximately 60 percent.1 By working with your dentist, you can catch symptoms early, which is often the key to a better outcome. What is oral cancer?2 Oral cancer includes cancers of the mouth and the back of the… More »

Full compensation packages that include dental coverage can help employers stand out from their competition. Not only do they make  companies more attractive from the outside, but they also help them save time and money internally. Read on to learn why dental coverage is a key part of staying ahead of the pack. Attracting talented… More »

As we grow, our oral health needs continue to evolve. Cultivate strong teeth by planting the seeds for good oral health early and knowing what to watch for at different life stages. Babies and Toddlers Baby teeth are susceptible to cavities and need daily upkeep from the very beginning. Before the first tooth arrives, wipe… More »

Your tongue can say a lot – even without speaking a word. The color, texture and patterns of your tongue can provide insight into the state of your oral and overall health. Here are some things your tongue may be trying to tell you. White coating.  A tongue that appears white is usually the result… More »

Happy National Family Caregivers Month. At any given time, more than 65 million people in the U.S. care for a chronically ill, disabled or aging family member, spending an average of 20 hours per week providing care.1 If you’re part of the 29 percent of the U.S. population caring for loved ones,2 it’s important to… More »

It’s UV Safety Month – a great time to remember that it’s essential to protect skin from the sun’s rays. When you’re outside this summer, remember to apply sunscreen to an often-overlooked part of the body: your lips. In fact, 63 percent of sunscreen users don’t protect their pucker.1 Sun exposure to lips can increase… More »

Major League Baseball parks across the country have banned smokeless tobacco, a play that will help encourage fans and players to kick a habit that’s bad for oral and overall health.1 The biggest winners of the new rule may be our nation’s kids, who will no longer see and want to mimic their favorite baseball… More »