Oral Health Archive

May
29

Recognizing and Treating Gingivitis

When we think about oral health, one of the major parts of our mouth that can cause problems is the gum. If gums become red and often bleed, it may be an indication of gum disease. There are two different types of gum disease. One is called gingivitis and the other, periodontitis. Periodontitis is the […]

May
22

Don’t Overlook Your Dental Health, Your Smile Is Important!

Think about how many times you smile a day, you see someone else smile, you see billboards with smiles or pets smiling, they are all around us when you stop and think about it. Our teeth and how they appear to others and us can influence our jobs, social life, and also the way people […]

Apr
4

Is Losing Teeth Related To Losing Other Functions?

The Journal of the American Geriatrics Society recently published a study that showed people aged 60+ who had none of their own teeth performed worse in memory and walking tests than people who still retained their own teeth. Even after adjusting for a myriad of variation in behavior, like sociodemographics, existing health conditions, physical health, […]

Mar
20

Ways that diabetes can affect your oral health

The body is an intricate network working together, so if one system is failing the others suffer as well. While it’s important for everyone to maintain proper oral health, diabetics need to pay extra attention to keeping their mouth healthy. This becomes clear in the varying ways that diabetes can also impact oral health. Increased […]

Mar
6

How Stress Might Be Hurting Your Teeth

We all know that stress can take a toll on our overall health. Chronically stressed people are more likely to develop anxiety disorders and sleeping disorders, as well as more serious health concerns such as heightened blood pressure, risk of stroke, heart attack and heart disease. But what impact does stress have on your teeth? […]

Dec
7

Oral Concerns of Older Adults

As we age, our over all health and needs change, and oral health is no exception. As we get older, it is important to maintain a healthy diet so that our bodies continue to get all the vitamins and minerals needed to support our overall health, and oral health. Older adults, however, face certain challenges […]

Dec
1

Don’t Forget

Have you ever gone to sleep without brushing your teeth? You may think “Oh it’s just this one time,” but after reading this you will never have that “one time” again! We all know that we are supposed to brush and floss our teeth at least twice a day, but what exactly happens when two […]

Dec
1

Sugar Substitutes & Your Teeth

Sugar vs. the Substitutes While you may have switched to a sugar substitute to save your waistline, it is possible that it could be saving your enamel as well. Sugar substitutes do not have the same effect on teeth as sugar does. While sugar fuels the bacteria in plaque, creating acids that wear away at […]

Nov
27

All About TMJ

Do you experience jaw pain, locking, or popping? If so, you may be experiencing symptoms of a TMJ disorder. But what is TMJ, and why does it happen? Read on for all of the information you’ll need about how to diagnose, treat, and prevent TMJ. What is TMJ? The acronym TMJ refers to the temporomandibular […]

Oct
16

What’s Lurking on Your Toothbrush?

If you share a bathroom, then there may be something contaminating your toothbrush. According to a study done by researchers at Quinnipiac University, sharing a bathroom with a roommate or partner may mean that your toothbrush contains that person’s fecal matter. 60% of the toothbrushes that were collected in the study tested positive for fecal […]