According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, half of Americans aged 30 or older have periodontitis, or gum disease. Periodontitis can lead to tooth loss, affect overall health and be aggravated by poor oral health habits, smoking, medication and an unhealthy diet.1 In honor of Gum Disease Awareness Month, take a moment to… More »
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The men in our lives are important to us – which is why we should remind them how essential it is to take good care of their grins. Certain lifestyle choices and habits may put men at a disadvantage when it comes to oral health, but smiles are important – so their oral health care… More »
Your father gave you more than just your eye color and your sense of humor. There’s a chance he also gave you an increased risk for periodontal disease. Just like other traits, you can inherit oral health issues from your family. That’s why it’s important to know your family’s medical history, including these oral health… More »
Did you know a healthy mouth can make your heart happy? It’s true. Studies show people with periodontal (gum) disease often have heart disease, though it’s unknown whether one causes the other.1 Whatever the connection, knowing about gum disease can help keep you protected. In its early stages, called gingivitis, gum disease can cause bleeding,… More »
Growing up, your parents probably encouraged you to choose milk as your mealtime beverage. As a child, their reasoning was irrelevant to you. Either you drank your milk, or you were stuck with water. Now that you’re an adult, you still might not know the benefits of a tall glass of milk.
Your dentist is the first line of defense against oral health foes, but sometimes he or she needs a little help. While a dentist is trained in all oral health diseases, some severe cases require a team of trained dentists. And that’s where a periodontist comes in. A periodontist specializes in the prevention, diagnosis and… More »
Don’t turn your nose to your pet’s bad breath! Oral health care for pets is just as important as oral health care for humans. With February being National Pet Dental Health Month, it is extremely important to help improve the oral health (and overall health) of your pets All too often, dental care is something… More »
Gingivitis sounds like a serious diagnosis, but if you have gum disease, be thankful you only have gingivitis. It means you still have a chance to reverse the diagnosis and avoid serious consequences.
As any woman who has been pregnant can tell you, there are many health changes that come with carrying a baby. Oral health is no exception. Here are five things to know if you or your significant other are expecting.
If your eyes are the windows to your soul, then your mouth is definitely the window to your health. Since our body functions as one system, it is no wonder how we take care of our mouth has an impact on the rest of our bodies. This infographic highlights just a few ways your mouth… More »