Having excellent oral health doesn’t mean just brushing, flossing and visiting the dentist regularly – it’s also connected to proper nutrition. Eating a well-balanced, nutrient-rich diet provides your body with the immunity to fight infections that could contribute to periodontal disease, a leading cause of adult tooth loss.
The holiday season is here and it can be a tricky time for your teeth. No matter what you celebrate at this time of year, be it a traditional Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa or Yule, the “most wonderful time of the year” may not be so wonderful for your dental health.
Did you know that early indications of type II diabetes can be found in a person’s mouth?
People with diabetes often have problems tasting foods and they may produce less saliva causing the mouth to feel dry, and because a person’s saliva protects their teeth, they can be at a higher risk for cavities and plaque build up. The gums can become inflamed and bleed easily resulting in gingivitis.
Everyone knows smoking causes lung cancer. However, there’s another side effect of smoking that doesn’t get as much attention, and that’s the toll it takes on your dental health.
April, with the beginnings of a bright new season, is a good time to remember how important healthy teeth and gums are to our overall health and well-being.
As everyone knows, the new year is traditionally a time when we resolve to make changes that will improve our well-being or lifestyles. This year…why not resolve to finally enjoy a beautiful smile you can really be proud of?