The Impact of HPV on Oral Health

HPV stands for human papilloma virus. It is a sexually transmitted disease. The CDC reports that there are over 40 different types of HPV, though they also note that most of these strains are cleared from the body by the immune system without any serious complications. Even so, there are several strains of HPV that…

Toothbrush Care

You use your toothbrush day in and day out. You replace it every three months, but are you really doing enough to take care of this essential hygiene item? As a result of twice daily exposure to bacteria in your mouth, your toothbrush requires some attentive care. Keeping your toothbrush in good condition can help…

Kombucha and Dental Health

Kombucha is a fermented sweet tea, either green or black, that has gained notable popularity in recent years as a health drink. This drink is said to contain probiotics and antioxidants that can boost the overall health of the body. People who drink it on a regular basis often do so in order to kill…

Dental Implants May Be Effective for Patients with Sjögren’s Syndrome

After some extensive analysis, a study published in the International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery says that dental implants may be an effective treatment for tooth loss in patients with Sjögren’s Syndrome. Sjögren’s Syndrome Sjögren’s Syndrome is a disease that destroys glands, especially those around the eyes and mouth. Glands in these areas are…

Self-Care Can Save Your Teeth

Have you ever gotten so angry or frustrated that you found yourself clenching your teeth? Or gotten tension headaches because of being overworked or overtaxed? Have you ever had an object in a death grip and had to actively relax your hold? If so, then you’re more than familiar with some of the dramatic effects…

Link Between Oral Health and Systemic Health

We all know that brushing and flossing our teeth is important. It helps prevent cavities, bad breath, and gum disease, so you can keep your smile bright and healthy. But did you know that oral health may affect much more than just your mouth? Several recent reports have linked oral bacteria to health issues such…

Are Charcoal Toothpastes Really Effective?

We live in a society that is always looking for better ways to do things— especially when it comes to health concerns. This drives us to try all sorts of substances and procedures. One of these recent attempts at whitening teeth and boosting oral health is a charcoal toothpaste. The Claims Advertisements say that charcoal…

HPV Vaccine for Oral Health

HPV (Human Papillomavirus) has become a primary health concern within the last few decades. The concern comes in transmission as well as the wide array of health concerns that come with this virus. What Is HPV? HPV is a sexually transmitted virus that can cause genital warts as well as cervical cancer. Although this virus…

Nutrition for Dental Health

What we eat and drink every day matters for our overall health. Because everything we consume passes through our mouths, we should carefully consider foods that contribute to our dental health as well as our overall well-being. As a matter of fact, poor dental health is usually the first indication of poor overall health, which…

Children’s Nutrition

Your child’s favorite foods are probably doused in sugar. Giving your child a quick snack also gives you that extra time you need to finish dinner. Juice seems like a healthy way to make sure your child is somehow consuming fruit. All of these habits are understandable. Sugar is all around us. Dental decay is…