Sugar-Free Gum for Kids!

Everyone wants to protect their kids from cavities. You help them brush and floss between their teeth. You provide fluoride to strengthen their enamel and limit their sugar intake. You take them to the dentist twice a year. There may be something else you can do to help your kids avoid cavities: give them sugar-free…

Hard Core Foods

Hard candies. Ice. Jawbreakers. Pits. Popcorn kernels. What do they have in common? All of these can crack your teeth— especially if you have had dental work like fillings. At Risk for a Dental Emergency When you chew hard items like these, you are putting serious pressure on your teeth. Although you may be able…

Healthy Holidays!

Many of our favorite holidays are here at last! Before the year is through, we will have celebrated a number of joyous times with coworkers, friends, and family. Most of our favorite holidays involve sugar. We dream about our favorite desserts and indulge in the holiday-themed candy that seems to be calling to us everywhere…

Detecting Gum Disease

Millions of people are suffering from the early stages of gum disease, which is called gingivitis. It is estimated that 47% of adults over the age of 30 are suffering from chronic periodontitis, the later stage of gum disease. As the leading cause of tooth loss among adults, dental professionals are on a mission to…

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…