Category Archives: Oral Health and Overall Health

Flossing Alternatives!

FLOSSING ALTERNATIVES It is estimated that 80% of adults in this country have periodontal disease. This is when irreversible bone loss occurs resulting from the virulent bacteria that collect between the teeth. Research has shown that periodontal disease is a … Continue reading

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Oral Health During Pregnancy – Does It Really Matter?

Your oral health can affect your unborn baby! For a long time we’ve known that many risk factors (smoking, alcohol, drug use and infections) can contribute to mothers having premature, low birth weight babies.  In addition, research suggests that serious gum … Continue reading

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Why Straighten Your Teeth?

A straight smile is a wonderful asset.  If you are embarrassed by your teeth, you may not smile or laugh as often.  Many people undergo orthodontic treatment to increase their self-esteem, confidence and facial appearance.  Straightening your teeth can also … Continue reading

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6 Things Everyone Should Know About Cavities

1. A cavity starts with a tiny hole A dental cavity starts as tiny hole in the enamel of your tooth. Enamel is the hardest substance in your body.  Bacteria in your mouth attack the enamel on your teeth, and … Continue reading

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IS YOUR HEALTH WORTH 5 MINUTES PER DAY?

Do you brush your teeth faithfully for at least two minutes twice a day? How about flossing? According to a recent survey conducted by the Chicago Dental Society, more than half of the dentists surveyed said that their patient’s top … Continue reading

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Toothbrush Advice – Don’t Make Yourself Sick!!

A toothbrush is a great tool to help keep your mouth healthy.  Mouth bacteria have been linked to heart attacks, strokes, pneumonia, low birth weight babies and many other conditions. So removing it is an important part of health prevention. … Continue reading

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Dental Xrays – Safe or Not?

Recently an article titled “Dental X-Rays and Risk of Meningioma” was published in the April 2012 issue of the journal Cancer.  The article describes a recent study that associates yearly or more frequent dental X-rays to an increased risk of developing … Continue reading

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ORAL CANCER

APRIL IS ORAL CANCER AWARENESS month. Did you know that in 2012 close to 40,000 Americans will be diagnosed with oral or pharyngeal cancer. It will cause over 8,000 deaths, killing roughly 1 person per hour, 24 hours per day. … Continue reading

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Canker Sores – Help!!

Do You Suffer From Canker Sores? A canker sore (or Apthous Ulcer) is a painful form of mouth ulcer.  Canker sores are white or yellow and surrounded by a bright red area. They are not cancerous.  A canker sore is … Continue reading

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Your Oral Health Can Affect Your Unborn Child

Your Oral Health and Your Unborn Child Recent research suggests that serious gum disease, called periodontitis, can cause your baby to be born too early (premature birth) and too small. For a long time we’ve known that many risk factors … Continue reading

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