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Save Your Smile – Give Your Teeth Time to Rest

Reduce “time on teeth” Here is one more reason to keep your hand out of the chip bag - and this one may surprise you. Frequent snacking doesn’t just affect your waistline it can also cause major problems for your teeth, harming both your smile and your overall health. · Snacking or drinking sweet or

Flossing is the New Yoga

Unleash the power of the tiny string. While a toothbrush cleans the surface of your teeth, only floss removes what lurks in between, and under the gumline. All the grooming in the world won’t help if you have a piece of spinach stuck in your teeth, or if you have bad breath because of a

“Dry Mouth” Can Lead to Serious Oral Issues

Some medications and health conditions, such as diabetes, can cause your mouth to become overly dry. Symptoms of dry mouth: ⦁ Frequent thirst, bad breath, cracked lips and sore throat How dry mouth affects you: ⦁ Causes painful and costly root cavities ⦁ Leads to gum disease, which is linked to heart disease, stroke and

Dental Care for Pregnant Women is Important

Cavity-causing germs are infectious. Experts recommend that pregnant women get dental care and any needed treatment before their baby is born. · The germs that cause tooth decay can be passed from mother to child. If moms have tooth decay, their babies have an increased risk for tooth decay. · Studies have shown that mothers

Baby Teeth Matter – Protect Your Child’s Oral and Overall Health

Painful cavities make it difficult to eat, sleep, learn and play Cavities are preventable • Brush your child’s teeth twice a day. • Use a small toothbrush and a smear of fluoride toothpaste. • Don’t put your baby to sleep with a bottle of juice or milk. Use only water. • By age one take

Your Mouth is Part of Healthy Aging

Oral health is an important part of healthy aging, so be sure to include dental expenses in your retirement planning. Oral disease is linked to serious health conditions including diabetes, heart disease and stroke. Good oral health is especially important if you have diabetes or take daily medications. Diabetes - If you have diabetes you

Newsletter Article: Six Surprising Tips to Staying Healthier

Oral health is critical to overall health. Good oral health prevents infection, helps manage diabetes and keeps you looking younger, longer. But a recent survey in Washington revealed that many of us don’t know how to prevent gum disease, or how to avoid painful and costly cavities. Here are six surprising tips to protect your

How Good Oral Health Helps Manage Diabetes

Gum disease is an infection that makes it harder to manage diabetes. If you have diabetes you are twice as likely to develop gum disease and gum disease makes it harder to control blood sugar. Gum disease, usually caused by tartar or plaque, may cause your gums to become tender and bleed and can lead