Diabetes and your teeth may not seem to be linked, but they are. Uncontrolled diabetes boosts your risk for oral health problems such as gum disease. But the link goes the other way, too, most experts believe. If you have gum disease, it is harder to keep blood sugar under control. So the diabetes and […]
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Dental patients come in all sizes, shapes and ages. Proper dental care must be age appropriate. It must also be well matched to a patient’s specific dental needs. One approach does not fit all. Here are a few tips to understand how dental care can meet the needs of a variety of age groups from young […]
Earlier this year, a research team at the University of Louisville released findings that show a link between a specific kind of bacteria linked to gum disease and a certain kind of cancer, esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC).
Since early childhood, we have all been told repeatedly to brush and floss and visit the dentist regularly for exams. Most of us heed that advice. But what about the additional recommendations? Unfortunately, most of us still have a few bad habits that can damage our teeth, cause a less-than-brilliant smile, and perhaps even harm our overall health […]
Do you sleep with your mouth open? It’s an accepted fact that dental health and overall well-being are closely related. Although, it is difficult at times to identify the specific causes of dental problems.
It has been said many times, in many different ways that growing old is not easy. In terms of promoting proper elder dental care, which also impacts overall well being, the challenges are just beginning to be understood and quantified. Based on statistics from the American Dental Association, approximately one fifth of older Americans have […]