Category Archives: Oral Health

  • Choosing the Right Mouth Rinse

    A short detour down the dental care aisle at your local store could take awhile if you’re looking for mouth rinses. You may find dozens of products to choose from, all promising to protect your teeth and gums and freshen your breath, and even more. But how do you know what to believe, and which one is right […]

  • Cosmetics: Making Your Smile More Beautiful

    Have you ever looked in the mirror, and wished you could make improvements on your smile? Periodontal therapy includes cosmetic procedures,  called Periodontal Plastic Procedures, that can often make great improvements. Patients young and old can benefit from some common procedures that can make a big splash! Root Coverage Grafting You’ve most likely heard the […]

  • Are Electric Toothbrushes Better Than Manual?

    Even though dentists tell us that we should all be brushing twice a day for at least 2-3 minutes each time, the average person actually only brushes between 45-70 seconds per day, according to the Academy of General Dentistry. Bacteria left behind on your teeth can increase your risk for cavities, gingivitis, and periodontitis, and even more […]

  • Is Your Mouth Trying To Tell You Something?

    We talk a lot about gum health on here, because we’re in the business of keeping your gums healthy. Gum disease is no joke, and unchecked it can wreak havoc on your teeth. But what else are your gums telling you about your health? Healthy gums will be light to medium pink in color, will […]

  • Chronic Gum Disease and Alzheimer’s Disease

    Dental health professionals have long understood the key role that inflammation plays in periodontal health. They recognize similarities between the inflammatory process in periodontal disease and that of other chronic inflammatory diseases. Chronic periodontitis, a leading cause of tooth loss, is also associated with increases in markers of systemic inflammation throughout the body. But new […]

  • Estrogen Therapy Can Lead To Healthier Gums

    Many women take estrogen therapy for relief of menopausal symptoms and osteoporosis, but new research shows that the treatment may also lower their risk of gum disease.  Menopausal symptoms, caused by lower levels of estrogen, and osteoporosis, caused by aging, menopause, and lack of Vitamin D and calcium, are often treated with estrogen therapy. Now a new study […]

  • Your Anti-Inflammatory Diet May Help Save Your Teeth

    When the human body encounters stress, infection, germs, injury, or toxins, it responds by activating proteins meant to protect cells and tissues.  In a healthy body, the inflammation caused by this process serves to heal the body. But if the immune system starts to overreact, that inflammation can become chronic and lead to serious health […]

  • The Uncomfortable Truths About Sugar

    You may be surprised to learn that dental disease is the most common chronic non-infectious disease in both industrial and most low income countries. It affects nearly 4 billion people, and although largely preventable, still remains a prevalent public health concern. And by far the most important dietary factor in the development of poor oral health […]

  • Women vs. Men: The Results Are In

    It looks like women are winning in the oral health category. A research study published in the Journal of Periodontology reveals that women are better overall in maintaining their oral health. They are almost twice as likely to visit the dentist during the year, and on following up on treatment needed. In addition, women fared better in […]

  • Floss Haters, Unite!

    Okay, let’s face it: flossing really isn’t much fun. We know we need to do it every day, and we swear every time we sit in the dentist chair that we will do better (we promise!). That is, if we even admit to not flossing. Turns out, 27% of adults are actually dishonest about their flossing habits with […]

  • Can Happy Hour Hurt Your Teeth?

    Please, tell us it’s not true. We all know that drinking red wine can stain your teeth over time, but are there other downsides to a relaxing glass of wine after work? Unfortunately, yes. Discoloration isn’t the only downside to drinking wine: The acid in the drink can also eat away at your tooth enamel, leaving […]