New Year, New Oral Health Goals

It’s never too early to think about what goals you’ll set for 2020 and how you’ll go about accomplishing those goals. When it comes to oral health, pre-planning is especially important, because only 8 percent of Americans achieve their New Year’s goals. Focusing on your oral health for goal-setting is a great way to … [Read more...]

How Celiac Disease Can Affect Your Oral Health

 Celiac disease, which is related to an autoimmune response to foods containing gluten, can impact people at any age, toddlerhood to post-retirement years. The condition is often thought to only impact the intestinal tract, but it can also cause symptoms such as chronic fatigue and a painful, itchy skin rash. It even … [Read more...]

Do Genetics Play A Role In Oral Health?

Most of us know that genetics can play a role in many medical conditions, but few people think about the impact genetics can have on our oral health. Research on the connections between oral health and genetics has so far been inconclusive, but several studies have found at least some link between genetics and oral … [Read more...]

5 Foods That Are Good for Oral Health

We are frequently warned about the dangers of sugar to our oral health, as well as to our health more generally. Earlier in September, the Journal of the American Medical Association published a study reaffirming regular consumption of sugar-sweetened soft drinks dramatically increases your chances of dying from … [Read more...]

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...]

Why Are My Teeth So Sensitive?

Most people can appreciate a friend who is kind and emotionally sensitive, but your teeth need to be tough to be healthy. If you feel pain in your teeth after consuming hot or cold drinks or foods, or when cold air hits your mouth, it’s important to have your dentist determine the cause of your sensitive teeth. What … [Read more...]