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.
With an overwhelming amount of buying options for everything from toothbrushes to irrigation devices, here’s our summary of the basic tools to have in your medicine cabinet for your best oral health.
We’ve all heard that brushing properly is essential for cleaning our teeth and gums effectively. But when you get right down to it, do we know what proper brushing really means?
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.