A Healthy Mouth Equals a Healthy Life

A Healthy Mouth Equals a Healthy Life

A healthy mouth is equal to overall good health. Experts at the Mayo Clinic say: Like other areas of the body, your mouth teems with bacteria — mostly harmless. But your mouth is the entry point to your digestive and respiratory tracts, and some of these bacteria can...
How to Triumph Over Gum Disease

How to Triumph Over Gum Disease

Good dental health is about more than having white teeth. It’s about gum health, too. Many people experience gum disease, though you can easily prevent it with good dental habits. Here’s what you need to know to avoid this problem. What Is Gum Disease? Gum disease...
Is a Regular Cleaning Good Enough?

Is a Regular Cleaning Good Enough?

Everyone’s mouth is full of bacteria and plaque. We need to brush twice daily and floss to remove it. The plaque that we miss in our own brushing and flossing hardens to tartar. We have all had our teeth cleaned at the dentist, hopefully twice a year. Regular cleaning...
Diabetes and Dry Mouth: Signs and Solutions

Diabetes and Dry Mouth: Signs and Solutions

Having a dazzling smile is more than cosmetics. Your oral hygiene is directly related to your overall health and wellbeing. Did you know that diabetes is directly linked to your dental health? Researchers have proven that taking good care of your mouth can help you...
How Asthma Can Lead to Gum Disease

How Asthma Can Lead to Gum Disease

Asthma and your oral health are closely related. During an asthma attack, it’s difficult to breathe because your airways narrow and swell. Some people feel a shortness of breath that’s merely a nuisance, and others have severe asthma that may become...