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Dec
9

Attention Animal Lovers: Your Pet’s Teeth Also Matters

Pets need dental attention too! While your general dentist is probably not qualified to take a peek in your dog’s mouth, that doesn’t mean that you should let your pet skip regular dental visits. Next time your pet goes to the vet, make sure that they check their teeth. Your pet can suffer from bleeding […]

Dec
2

The Truth About Multivitamins

Millions of Americans take daily multivitamins… but why? Most pop the pill because they believe that it has an array of health benefits attached to it. However, studies show that it may not be true. Whether you are trying to up your daily intake of calcium and Vitamin D for healthy teeth and bones, or […]

Nov
25

Bacteria-Causing Gum Disease May Lead to Oral Cancer Growth

As the body ages it becomes increasingly important to pay close attention to your oral hygiene. Keeping up with your dental health wards off common issues such as cavities and plaque. More importantly, however, maintaining good hygiene limits your risk for gum disease and oral cancer. A study from Case Western Reserve University states that […]

Nov
18

How to Brush Your Teeth Properly

Since childhood, we’ve been told that we need to brush our teeth to be healthy by our parents, our doctors, and of course, our dentists. However, what you may not know is that how you brush matters just as much as whether or not you brush at all. Here are the answers to some frequently […]

Nov
11

How Heartburn Can Ruin Your Teeth

At first it may seem that heartburn has nothing to do with your teeth. After all, the burning sensation is in your chest, not your mouth. However, repeated instances of heartburn can actually cause erosion and staining of the teeth. When your stomach produces a large amount of acid in order to digest a hard-to-digest […]

Nov
8

It’s National Diabetes Month

November is National Diabetes Month, a time where America focuses directly on the disease that affects over 29 million Americans. According to the American Diabetes Association, that’s about 9.3% of the entire population. Diabetes, in its simplest form, is a disease that affects your body’s ability to process sugar. No, not the sugar you find […]

Nov
4

High Blood Pressure and Oral Health

As you’ve probably heard from your dentist during your cleanings (or in another one of these blogs!), having good oral health is essential to having good overall health. We tend to think of this correlation as a preventative measure rather than one that can dial back health issues you already have. However, for the 1 […]

Oct
28

If You Found Something Weird in Your Mouth, It Could Be This!

Human nature usually leads us to jump to conclusions. We get really nervous when we find a new lump, bump, or mole on our body, because we know it doesn’t belong and it wasn’t there before. However, if you’ve found a soft swelling in the mouth, it could simply be a mucocele, which is a […]

Oct
2

Different Types of Dental X-Rays

During a dental appointment, it’s not uncommon for your dentist to want to take a closer look at what’s going on inside your mouth using an X-ray. They’re useful tools for dental professionals, but for the rest of us, they can sometimes be a little intimidating. Here’s a quick guide on some of the most […]

Sep
26

New Study Sheds Light On Detecting Diabetes at the Dentist

When we think of going to the dentist, we normally don’t think of anything else but our oral health. But what if more dentists started screening for overall health issues in addition to normal cleanings and procedures? Every year, Americans “visit a dental provider but not a primary care provider.” This is dangerous because many […]