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Why Do Some Healthy Foods Cause Tooth Decay?

Why Do Some Healthy Foods Cause Tooth Decay?

Posted by on Aug 5, 2015 in Blog | No Comments

One British mother was very unhappy when her five-year-old son needed a tooth pulled. Like many parents, she didn’t give her son soda or fruit juice often and couldn’t understand how his teeth had gotten so bad. After asking her dentist, it turned out that the culprit was a healthy food. It was dried fruit […]

What Medication Can Do to Your Oral Health

What Medication Can Do to Your Oral Health

Posted by on Jul 29, 2015 in Blog | No Comments

While taking certain medications can help treat disease and lead to better overall health, some medications can harm your teeth and gums. The side effects of some medications can lead to the following oral health issues: Abnormal bleeding Some medications such as heparin or warfarin are used to thin blood. Taking these drugs means that […]

How Badly is Tooth Decay Affecting Kids?

How Badly is Tooth Decay Affecting Kids?

Posted by on Jul 21, 2015 in Blog | No Comments

It is widely known that kids are some of the worst sufferers of tooth decay. But just how bad is it? Well, tooth decay is the most common chronic childhood disease in the United States according to The New York Times. It is five times more common than asthma and 20 times more common than […]

What is Enamel and How Does it Work?

What is Enamel and How Does it Work?

Posted by on Jul 15, 2015 in Blog | No Comments

If you’ve ever been to the dentist, then you’ve heard them talk about enamel. Dentists spend a lot of time talking to their patients about enamel, plaque, and tooth decay. But, to really understand how to keep your teeth healthy, you have to know what enamel is and how best to take care of it. […]

You NEED to Know What is Lurking on Your Toothbrush

You NEED to Know What is Lurking on Your Toothbrush

Posted by on Jul 7, 2015 in Blog | No Comments

If you share a bathroom, then there may be something contaminating your toothbrush. According to a study done by researchers at Quinnipiac University, sharing a bathroom with a roommate or partner may mean that your toothbrush contains that person’s fecal matter. 60% of the toothbrushes that were collected in the study tested positive for fecal […]

How Stress Might Be Hurting Your Teeth

How Stress Might Be Hurting Your Teeth

Posted by on Jun 24, 2015 in Blog | No Comments

We all know that stress can take a toll on our overall health. Chronically stressed people can develop anxiety disorders, sleeping disorders, and stress can even go as far as heightened blood pressure, risk of stroke, heart attack and heart disease. In fact, stress is very bad for your health. But what toll does stress […]

What’s the Link Between Gum Disease and Your Prostate?

What’s the Link Between Gum Disease and Your Prostate?

Posted by on Jun 19, 2015 in Blog | No Comments

Every year more than 3 million men suffer from prostatitis. Prostatitis is an inflammation of the prostate that can cause pain, difficulty urinating, and even flu-like symptoms. While this is a fairly common disease, what isn’t as commonly known about it, is that prostatitis and gum disease are linked. One study found that men who […]

Oral Concerns of Older Adults

Oral Concerns of Older Adults

Posted by on Jun 12, 2015 in Blog | No Comments

As we age, our overall health, as well as our oral health, changes. As we get older, it is important to maintain a healthy diet so that we continue to get all the vitamins and minerals we need for our overall health, and our oral health. Older adults, however, face certain challenges as they age […]

When is the Best Time to Floss?

When is the Best Time to Floss?

Posted by on Jun 10, 2015 in Blog | No Comments

To floss before or after brushing, a question that even dentists debate over. Whatever your style – flosser, string, AirFloss – you have heard that flossing is one of the best things you can do to maintain healthy teeth. Thankfully, we have passed the question of why you should floss and have moved on to […]

Hormones and Oral Health: The Difference Between Men and Women

Hormones and Oral Health: The Difference Between Men and Women

Posted by on Jun 3, 2015 in Blog | No Comments

When it comes to oral health, the risks faced by men and women are not the same. Hormonal fluctuations cause women to be uniquely susceptible to gum disease in at least four stages of life. Even when all else remains unchanged, you or a women you know may be confused by heightened vulnerability to certain […]