Archive for the ‘ Oral Health ’ Category
Oral Health: Get Your Oral Cancer Screening
Did you know that mouth cancer is the sixth most common cancer worldwide? The sad truth is that oral cancers are more than twice as common in men as in women, and the fastest growing group of oral cancer patients are young, healthy, nonsmoking individuals. Now is the time to be proactive and get yourself […]
Flossing: Absolutely Necessary!
Yes, You Still Have to Floss. No, the dance move “flossing” does not count. The AP recently released an article making the claim that “there’s little proof that flossing works”. Their review cited a series of studies that found flossing does little or nothing to improve oral health. Here’s the problem: the studies were flawed. […]
When Should You Consider Dental Implants?
Dental implants typically consist of three components: the post, the abutment, and the restoration. The post is a screw which is inserted into the bone. The abutment is attached to the post and the restoration is placed on top, giving the finished product a beautiful, realistic look. Dental implants are an effective way to […]
Benefits of Straight Teeth
Many people believe that straight teeth are just for cosmetic purposes. However, there are many health benefits that accompany a beautiful smile. Read on for more information on how a straighter smile can help you be a healthier person! 1. Easy Maintenance Simply put straight teeth are easier to clean. Crooked and crowded teeth […]
Healthy Foods for Healthy Smiles!
A healthy school lunch will not only give your child the energy they need throughout their school day, it will keep their teeth healthy too! Below are some examples of healthy foods that will keep your kid smiling all day long! PB&J’s! While a popular choice, often times sugary jellies and nut butters are not […]
What You Need to Know About Oral Cancer
One of the most important jobs we have is to examine, monitor, and diagnose oral cancer in our patients. Every year, nearly 52,000 Americans are diagnosed with oral cancer. More than 8,000 of those people will die. This is why it is crucial to get routine oral exams and keep a close eye on the […]
4 Types of Foods You Can Eat After You Had Your Wisdom Teeth Removed
About 90% of people need to get their wisdom teeth removed. If you are a part of that 90%, you might be wondering what the steps are post-surgery. Taking it easy and getting a lot of rest is a key step to a quick recovery. Another big step is knowing what you can and can’t […]
Oral Health- A Mouth-Body Connection
You may have heard the saying that the eyes are the window to the soul, but did you know that the mouth is the window to overall health? When you think about health goals you may picture the gym and kale smoothies, but oral hygiene is just as important. By taking a look inside your […]