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Latest Posts:

Why Your Oral Health Needs to Have the Same Priority As Your Overall Health
Posted on 7/15/2019 by Gregory A. Williams
There are three basic things that you need to do to have a healthy body. You need to eat the right foods, get exercise and get plenty of rest. These are the things that people work hard to do if they want to maintain good health. There is something else that you need to do. You need to work as hard at your oral health as you do your overall health. If you don't, you will waste all the other things you do to try to stay healthy. Oral Health Impacts Overall Health There is a connection between your oral health and your overall health. When you have an infection in your teeth and gums, it can spread to other parts of the body. It can lead to some serious problems, including the damaging of vital organs along with complications from the infections. If you have problems with loose,...
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What Dangers Come with Having Oral Piercings?
Posted on 6/30/2019 by Gregory A. Williams
Oral piercings are a popular body art trend that many people believe to be a sign of self-expression. While all of this may be true, these piercings are still dangerous. Not only could an oral piercing serve as a choking hazard, but these other dangers are possibilities. Infection One of the biggest dangers that come with having an oral piercing is the possibility for infection. Your mouth is full of bacteria, so when the tongue or lip are punctured, bacteria have easy access into the blood stream. If you fail to care for your teeth properly, you could end up with harmful bacteria in your mouth that can traverse throughout the rest of your body. Tooth Movement Most people with tongue piercings never take out their jewelry, as the tongue can heal and close quickly. Unfortunately,...
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How to Manage a Loose Tooth as an Adult?
Posted on 6/20/2019 by Gregory A. Williams
As an adult, there isn't much that can be more alarming than a loose tooth. A loose tooth will affect your ability to eat and can also affect your speech. But don't despair. Many times, a loose tooth can be saved, but it also depends on the cause of the loose tooth. Before we go into ways to manage a loose tooth you should understand what can cause the problem. Aside from learning the treatment options, knowing the cause can help you avoid getting a loose tooth. There are a variety of reasons a tooth can become loose. Obviously, the top of the list will be an accident of some kind. If you clench or grind your teeth you can also end up with a loose tooth. The action of clenching and grinding can damage the tissues that hold the tooth in place. Unfortunately, many people...
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Sharing Your Toothbrush Could Expose Your Mouth to a Lot of Bacteria
Posted on 5/30/2019 by Gregory A. Williams
When you are in love with someone, you may think that you can share everything with them—including your toothbrush. However, this is not a good idea, even if you wash the toothbrush afterwards. In fact, sharing a toothbrush is quite likely to lead to elevated bacteria levels in your mouth. This, in turn, could increase your chances of contracting a disease or infection. Brushing Your Teeth Can Open Infection Pathways You probably have noticed, from time to time, that you may occasionally cut your soft mouth tissues when you brush. Whether it's from bearing down too hard on your gum tissue or accidentally scratching your tongue or palate, the soft tissues in your mouth do on occasion suffer cuts or scratches when you brush your teeth. Normally, this is not a big deal....
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Poor Oral Health Can Lead to an Increased Risk of Cancer
Posted on 5/20/2019 by Gregory A. Williams
Oral health is connected to a variety of overall health complications, but cancer is maybe one of the most serious. Poor oral health can lead to an increased risk of several deadly and dangerous cancers, which is one more reason to take your dental hygiene seriously. Dental Health and Oral Cancer New research has found that poor oral hygiene may be a risk factor when it comes to oral cancer. A Nigerian study recently found that poor oral hygiene due to a lack of tooth brushing was associated with primary oral cancer in a patient sample of 60 cases. Likewise, regular tooth brushing was connected to a healthy status in regards to oral cancer. Oral Health and Pancreatic Cancer According to a recent study completed between researchers at Harvard and the University of San Juan, poor...
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All Posts:

Why Your Oral Health Needs to Have the Same Priority As Your Overall Health
7/15/2019
What Dangers Come with Having Oral Piercings?
6/30/2019
How to Manage a Loose Tooth as an Adult?
6/20/2019
Sharing Your Toothbrush Could Expose Your Mouth to a Lot of Bacteria
5/30/2019
Poor Oral Health Can Lead to an Increased Risk of Cancer
5/20/2019
Reasons Why You May Need A New Dental Crown
4/30/2019
Problems With Your Oral Health You Need to Treat Immediately
4/10/2019
Diabetes
1/11/2019
Study Finds Gum Disease a Problem for Hypertension Patients
11/13/2018
A Dental Crown Can Improve Your Smile
10/15/2018
Sugar-Free Drinks Not Safer For Your Teeth
9/9/2018
Further Research Strengthens Connection Between Gum Disease & Cancer
2/22/2018
5 Ways You May Be Unintentionally Harming Your Oral Health
10/10/2017
What To Do When You Injure Your Teeth
9/15/2017
What Constitutes a Great Looking Smile
7/12/2017
Vaccine May Lower the Risk of Oral Cancers
6/14/2017
Breaking Bad Habits That Harm Your Teeth
1/20/2017
Regular Exercise May Be the Key to Staying Mentally in Shape
12/20/2016
How to Drink Coffee Without Staining Your Teeth
11/14/2016
The CDC Says More Kids Should Get Dental Sealants
10/27/2016
An Ounce of Prevention Goes a Long Way
9/30/2016
How Brushing Can Prevent Cancer
8/22/2016
Many Patients Stressed About Dental Visits
5/25/2016
Screening For Diabetes May Happen At The Dentist
11/23/2015
Children Face Unique Oral Health Problems
5/22/2015
Wild Dentistry
4/30/2015
From Farm to Smile: Seasonal Favorites
4/28/2015
A Saccharine Scandal
3/31/2015
Oral Cancer Awareness
2/28/2015
New Possibilities for Sensitive Teeth
1/31/2015
Battling Bad Breath
1/20/2015
What is Antibiotic Prophylaxis?
1/20/2015
Regular Dental Visits Can Spot Osteoporosis
12/23/2014
What Will Be in Your Dental Stocking?
12/20/2014
Kale: Oral Health Superfood!
12/19/2014
Managing Your Monster
10/27/2014
The Healthy Side of Halloween Snacking
10/27/2014
Coffee May Prohibit Periodontal Disease
9/30/2014
Six SURPRISING Habits That Harm Your Teeth
9/26/2014
More History Through Dentistry
9/11/2014
New Study Reveals Plaque
8/25/2014
Study Shows Custom-Made Mouthguards Provide Better Protection
8/18/2014
Heavy Metals Hold Secrets
8/13/2014
How P. gingivalis causes chronic inflammation in blood vessels
7/31/2014
Dental Tips for Pediatric Patients
7/30/2014
Study Links Excessive Mouthwash Use to Oral Cancers
6/30/2014
New Laser Treatment Could Help Regrow Teeth
6/30/2014
Five Things Your Tongue Says About Your Health
5/26/2014
Your Physical and Oral Health are Connected
5/26/2014
Six Tips for Maintaining a Healthy Toothbrush
5/25/2014
Choosing The Right Toothpaste
1/30/2014
Study Reinforces the Importance of Dental Care for Seniors
11/19/2013
Common Brushing Mistakes
10/11/2013
Safe Sporting With Mouth Guards
9/9/2013
Dealing with Common Oral Health Problems
8/1/2013
Tips on Choosing the Best Toothbrush
4/23/2013
The Benefits of Implants Over Dentures
3/26/2013
Brush Better by Avoiding These Bad Habits
1/20/2013
Understanding the Causes of Sensitive Teeth
12/11/2012
Tips for Preventing Sports-Related Dental Injuries
11/26/2012
Dental Tips for Seniors
10/22/2012
Helpful Tips for Keeping Healthy Teeth and Gums
9/24/2012
Cavities Still Common in the U.S.
9/2/2012
What Every Patient Should Know About Oral Cancer
7/13/2012
How to Keep Your Children
6/22/2012
Brighten Your Smile with Teeth Whitening
4/13/2011

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