Category: Health And Wellness

Oral Health Care for Seniors

Oral Health Care for Seniors

Good oral health care is vital at any age, but it’s especially vital for seniors. According to the U.S. Census, by 2060, the number of adults aged 65 or older is projected to reach 98 million, or 24 percent of the population. As we age, so do our oral health needs. But did you know
Folic Acid and Your Oral Health

Folic Acid and Your Oral Health

Folate and folic acid are essential for healthy cells. And these include the cells in your gums! You’ve probably heard about the importance of folate, or vitamin B9, for the prevention of birth defects when one is pregnant. But did you know this powerful nutrient can keep your gums and teeth healthy? Folate is an
How Bulimia Affects Teeth

How Bulimia Affects Teeth

This eating disorder can damage vital organs — and that includes teeth! Bulimia is an eating disorder characterized by periods of binge eating followed by purging and affects approximately 1 percent of young women and 0.1 percent of young men. Unlike anorexia, bulimia patients can sometimes appear to be at an average weight. The constant
Can Bad Oral Health Get Me Sick?

Can Bad Oral Health Get Me Sick?

Poor dental hygiene doesn’t just cause cavities and gum disease. It can also make you sick. Good oral hygiene doesn’t only keep cavities and gum disease at bay. When you practice healthy dental care habits, you also maintain your overall health and well-being. On the other hand, bad oral health can quite possibly make you
What Is Ludwig's Angina?

What Is Ludwig’s Angina?

Even though Ludwig’s angina is a rare bacterial infection of the mouth, you should still know how to identify its signs and seek proper treatment. Brushing and flossing daily keeps your smile bright and your teeth healthy. But did you know there’s another reason to practice good oral hygiene? It can prevent a rare yet
Woman eating cereal, causing foamy saliva

Wait, Why is My Saliva Foamy?

Frothy, thick, or stringy saliva is a serious dental problem. But it’s easily managed if you take the right steps!  You probably don’t think too much about your saliva. You know it’s there, keeping your mouth moist, but otherwise, you probably don’t generally notice it. Yet saliva plays a vital role in your oral health.

Why Do My Gums Hurt When I Brush My Teeth?

Brushing your teeth is a vital part of good dental hygiene, but painful gums can make it harder to maintain it. Every dentist will tell you that the key to preventing dental diseases and complications is to floss and brush your teeth at least twice a day. But what if doing so causes your gums

How and Why Should I Keep My Dentures Clean?

In order to enjoy the benefits of your dentures for as long as possible, it’s important to care for them properly. All it takes are a few simple steps. According to the American Dental Association (ADA), 120 million people in the US are missing at least one tooth, and over 36 million are missing all

The Hidden Dangers of Pumpkin Spiced Lattes

Pumpkin spice lattes may seem like a delicious fall treat, but their high sugar content and acidity can lead to some serious oral health risks.  While fall was once signalled by changing leaves and cool weather, more and more the season is harkened by the appearance of the famed Pumpkin Spice Latte on menu boards