Chronic periodontitis is an inflammatory gum disease that causes tooth loss. Recently University of Granada researchers have found a close link between the disease and heart attack severity. A total of 112 patients who had experienced a heart attack were examined by researchers with a series of health checks and tests, including cardiological, biochemical and periodontal. … [Read more...] about Heart attack severity associated with inflammatory gum disease
If you're a smoker you're likely tired of reading about all the harm smoking does, and yet here you are, reading this post. In a recent British survey it was found that only 44% of UK smokers are worried about how smoking affects teeth, and even less are worried about the impact it has on gums. Unfortunately there is a lot to worry about. Aside from bad breath and surface … [Read more...] about Are you worried about smoking and dental health?
Diabetes results in hyperglycemia - too much sugar in your blood. That also translates to too much sugar in your saliva, which is bad news for your teeth. Bacteria multiply due to the extra sugar and cause excess plaque, resulting in gum disease and tooth decay. Those with diabetes need to take extra care with their oral health practices. Read the full article here: … [Read more...] about The link between diabetes and oral health
We need our teeth, and without good oral hygiene practices we can lose them. Healthy teeth allow us to chew our food and are an important part of the digestion process. In order to take good care of your teeth, you have to brush them twice a day and rinse your mouth after eating anything sweet or sticky. Your dentist can give you options when it comes to procedures to help … [Read more...] about Stop taking oral health lightly – it’s important!
Protective dental care is an important part of raising a healthy child. Check out these tips to help you form an effective oral health regime. Teach your children how to brush correctly with a soft bristled toothbrush twice daily (after every meal is ideal). Use fluoride to help protect children's teeth if your dentist recommends it. Observe your children's habits to make … [Read more...] about How to care for your children’s teeth
The connection between oral health and overall health has gotten stronger over the last few years. If you don't have healthy gums and teeth, you're not healthy - it's that simple. If your oral hygiene practices need some improvement, working toward a healthier mouth can significantly improve your life, and that's something to smile about! If you're not already brushing twice … [Read more...] about Resolve to make oral health a priority
We all know sugar is bad for our health, especially our dental health, but that's usually as far as the conversation goes. Avoid sugar and you'll be fine, right? Well, there's more to it than that. In fact, there are many foods you can eat that strengthen and protect your teeth (and your health). Milk and cheese are high in calcium, which is necessary to build and maintain … [Read more...] about Eat healthy food for a healthy smile!
When you neglect your teeth you are opening yourself up for a world of health problems, including heart disease. Take control of your oral health with these tips! Always brush twice daily and floss once daily. Change your toothbrush every few months. Start kids on maintaining healthy habits from an early age (as soon as they have teeth). Cut back on sugary foods and … [Read more...] about Healthy teeth and gums for a bright, healthy smile
Striving to be healthier in the new year is a great resolution and goal. Why not start with healthier teeth and gums? Make a visit to the dentist if you haven't been in a while, then commit to doing it regularly. Don't let a toothache go unnoticed - get it taken care of early before it becomes a bigger problem. Brush twice daily, quit smoking, and avoid junk food and sugary … [Read more...] about Make having a healthier mouth one of your resolutions!
Lots of us avoid going to the dentist because of past unpleasant experiences and fears, but that can create larger oral health problems, especially if our oral hygiene routine is less than ideal. Preventive dentistry will save you money and potential discomfort and disease. Preventative dentistry includes a brushing and flossing routine, a healthy diet, patient education, … [Read more...] about Prevent dental problems before they happen with preventative dentistry