Archives by Tag 'Oral Health'

Voting for Better Health

Nutrition, Oral Health

With the presidential race of 2016 grabbing all the headlines, you may have missed some heartening news: Four U.S. cities and one county voted to place new taxes on sugary beverages. It's not often that people support new taxes, but the so-called “soda taxes” are strongly advocated by the World more...

10 Worst Behaviors For Teeth

Dental Health Tips, Oral Health

You brush and floss regularly and see your dentist twice a year for professional cleanings and checkups. Good for you! Diligent oral hygiene is the cornerstone of a healthy smile. But for all your positive effort, you may be doing other things in your daily life that are putting your more...

The Best Valentine's Day Present—A Healthy Kissable Mouth

Dental Health Tips

It doesn't matter if you are giving your 5-year old, your spouse, or your significant other a Valentine's Day kiss, no one wants to kiss or be kissed by anyone with bad oral hygiene. In fact, you should always keep your mouth healthy and attractive by brushing at least twice more...

Getting Your New Year Off to a Healthy Start

Oral Health

A New Year's resolution is a great opportunity that many people use to establish some health goals for each year. Unfortunately, most of these goals are too lofty and completely overlook oral health. When you consider that many Americans have some form of gum disease, such as bleeding when brushing more...

Your Oral Health Is, Literally, In Your Hands

Oral Health

Pretty much everyone knows that brushing at least once a day helps to keep teeth clean and healthy. But your hands wield more power over the condition of your oral health than you might realize, especially if they are holding a piece of dental floss as opposed to a doughnut more...

Do Not Forget Your Teeth When It Comes to Spring Cleaning

Dental Health Tips

Once the warm weather of spring arrives, many people get motivated and start their annual spring-cleaning ritual. This activity usually is focused on cleaning out closets; however, this year, why don't you try something new and use this same approach to your oral healthcare. Toss your old toothbrush in favor more...

Risks of Periodontal Disease Increase with Menopause

Bad Breath

Women who are menopausal or post-menopausal may experience discomfort in the mouth, including pain and burning sensations in the gum tissue, altered taste and dry mouth. These changes are attributed to hormonal changes and can make a woman more susceptible to periodontal disease. Talk to your periodontist about any of more...

It’s Time For Men to Behave More Like Women… Healthwise That Is!

Oral Health

Attention all men! It has come to our attention that you are less likely than women to take care of your overall health and seem even less concerned about the state of your oral health. You tend to put off visits to the dentist for long periods of time and more...

National Children’s Dental Health Month

Pediatric Dentistry

February is National Children's Dental Health Month, an annual observance during which dental and medical professionals, educators, and parents focus efforts to improve the oral health of all children. Tooth decay in children is a fast-growing problem in the United States posing serious health risks. It is the most chronic more...

The 10 Most Important Health Measures of the 20th Century

Fun Dental Facts, Oral Health

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the 20th century has produced numerous things that improve the overall health of Americans. Some of these you may know, while others may be a surprise when you first read them...but seem obvious once you think about it. For example, more...