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What Your Mouth Says About Your Heart Health

In an article published by the Huffington Post today, researchers have found yet further proof that your mouth says a lot about how healthy your heart is. In part; the article states, 15,828 people from 39 countries were part of the STABILITY trial. All the participants had coronary h

New Technology in Teeth Straightening

Via the Daily Mail A high-tech gumshield that contains a vibrating balloon could banish the need for braces to straighten teeth. The device, which is worn at night, has a silicone balloon inside that rests against the teeth as the patient sleeps. The gumshield, called the Aerodentis,

Baby’s First Tooth Brushing – When to Start and How To Do It

Baby dental care is an important start to a lifetime of good oral health.  Even before your baby sports their first tooth, get into the habit of wiping their gums with gauze or a soft wet washcloth during bath time. Don’t worry about using any toothpaste just yet; a simple wipe down o

Battling Bad Breath – Causes and Cures

Is your mouth’s spirit animal a dragon?  Bad breath is the result of anything from poor dental health habits, unhealthy lifestyle habits, certain foods (we’re looking at you garlic!) or, it could be a sign of other health problems. If you take care of your oral hygiene and avoid punge

Play Hard, Keep Teeth…How to Protect Your Sport Star’s Shining Smile

April is National Facial Protection Month!  Did you know almost 3.5 million children age 14 and under are injured while playing sports or participating in extracurricular activities every year, with an estimated two million teeth being knocked out from sports related trauma? Well, tho

Diabetes and Dental Health: The Connection

Does your Diabetes directly relate to dentistry? Absolutely! Studies have shown that diabetics are more susceptible to the development of oral infections and periodontal (gum) disease than those who do not have diabetes. Oral infections tend to be more severe in diabetic patients than

Spring Clean Your Teeth!

Add a dental visit to this year’s spring-cleaning list! A professional dental cleaning at least twice a year can improve your oral health, reports the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), an organization of general dentists dedicated to continuing dental education. “A proph

Pregnancy and Your Dental Health – The Surprising Connections

As if expectant women didn’t have enough on their minds preparing for a new baby, elevated hormones during pregnancy cause a number of physical changes to the body, and even the teeth and gums are affected. Most often, these changes are a temporary inconvenience that will fade after b