The holidays can be incredibly tough on teeth. Thanksgiving not only means seeing your family; it usually means gathering around a sumptuous feast full of irresistible holiday food that can not only affect your waistline but also your oral health. However, As some of us know all too well, the holidays can be incredibly tough on teeth! Luckily…

We all know that our oral health plays a significant role in determining our overall health. In recent years, a growing amount of research has found compelling associations that link common oral health problems like tooth decay and gum disease to an increased risk for such chronic health problems at heart disease, dementia, arthritis, and…

There may be a new fruit you should add to your diet. Recent studies have shown that pomegranates have numerous health benefits. The pomegranate is a fleshy red fruit containing numerous vibrant seeds. It is seen in salads, in addition to the numerous pomegranates juices that have been developed in recent years. The antibacterial qualities…

Why You Need To Visit The Dentist A dentist will help you keep your teeth longer throughout your life. Maintaining the bony ridges that support the teeth are important for the health of your teeth and if you’ve lost teeth, the possibility of implant placement into the future. 2. Fight cancer Every hour, someone in…

Doctors say to wash your hands every time after you blow your nose to make sure you don’t reinfect yourself with cold germs. I wonder what I should be doing after I’ve spit up some nasty phlegm. Right now, I just rinse my mouth with cold water. What do you suggest? They say doctors don’t…

Gingivitis is the early stage of gum disease. Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is an infection of the tissues that surround your teeth, and is caused by a buildup of plaque. In its early stages, symptoms may include: gums that bleed easily red, swollen, tender gums bad breath Some factors that can put you…

As you age, it becomes even more important to take good care of your teeth and dental health. One common misconception is that losing your teeth is inevitable. This is not true. If cared for properly, your teeth can last a lifetime. Your mouth changes as you age. The nerves in your teeth can become…

Run your tongue over your teeth right now. Just ate or haven’t brushed in a while? That film that you feel on your teeth is called plaque. This is the stuff you’re trying to remove every time you brush and floss — you can’t see it, but you know it’s there. But why is it…

Proper dental hygiene is very important for maintaining the health of teeth and gums, but it may not be the only step needed to prevent gum disease and tooth decay. Our diets often do not adequately provide the nutrients necessary for healthy teeth and gums. Incorporating plenty of fruits and vegetables, while avoiding refined carbohydrates,…

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