My Gums Bleed Every Time I Floss. Should I Be Concerned?

It’s astonishing that so few Americans understand how important it is to have your dental health evaluated if you have bleeding gums, given that most adults over 40 remember visiting the dentist at least twice a year as children. If your gums bleed when you floss, it’s likely that you have a dental or other health … [Read more...]

It’s National Women’s Health Week (May 12–18) – 3 Things You Can Do to Do Improve Your Oral Health

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Women’s Health is celebrating its annual National Women’s Health Week May 12-18, 2019. The event aims to encourage women to take steps to protect and improve their physical and mental health. One key focus is oral health. Proper care of teeth and gums means … [Read more...]

How Your Diet Affects Your Oral Health

The impact of our diet on our oral health presents us with a paradox. On the plus side, we have an opportunity at least three times a day to make choices that nourish our bodies and strengthen our teeth and gums. On the minus side, our contemporary “convenience food” culture has made poorer nutritional choices readily … [Read more...]

What Causes Tooth Sensitivity How You Can Fight It

It can be easy to take our oral health for granted when everything is going well … after all, in a healthy mouth, we don’t typically experience strong sensations in our teeth. If you notice that your teeth do start feeling discomfort after being exposed to heat, cold, sweet foods, or other stimuli, that can be a sign … [Read more...]

What Are The Stages and Signs of Gum Disease

Magazines often like to do profiles of the spouses of popular or powerful people. And it can be interesting to read about the lives of those who support a person who is in the public spotlight. In a similar way, our gums provide vital support to our teeth, which are frequently considered to be the “stars” of our mouth. … [Read more...]

Don’t Be Naughty And Remember To Floss

There is a bumper sticker and t-shirt slogan that comes out during the winter holiday season, and it usually gets a few laughs from adults who remember trying to be extra well-behaved during December: “Define ‘good.’” Throughout our lives, we are often taught to do certain things so that we might get a reward from … [Read more...]