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HEART DISEASE AND ORAL HEALTH

TAKE CARE OF YOUR GUMS…HELP YOUR HEART? The American Heart Association published a Statement in April 2012 supporting an association between gum disease and heart disease. The article noted that current scientific data do not indicate if regular brushing and flossing...

DEALING WITH DENTAL ANXIETY

Do you ever get nervous just thinking about going to the dentist? With dentistry’s many advances, diagnosis and treatment is more sophisticated and comfortable than ever. During the dental visit you might try visualizing yourself relaxing on a warm beach. HERE ARE...

WHEN YOUR BABY IS TEETHING

Teething usually occurs between the ages of four months and 2½ years, causing sore and tender gums. Common signs of teething include irritability, loss of appetite, restlessness, or waking up during the night. Chewing on fingers and toys is also associated with...

BRUSH UP AT THE OFFICE

You brush in the morning and before bed, but what about after lunch? A study by the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) and Oral-B Laboratories found that while more than three-fourths of Americans eat two or more times per day at work, only 14% brush during work...

ORAL BACTERIA AND STROKES

In the single hospital study, researchers at the National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center in Osaka, Japan, observed stroke patients to gain a better understanding of the relationship between hemorrhagic stroke and oral bacteria. Among the patients who experienced...

GOOD NUTRITION = ORAL HEALTH

CALCIUM AND VITAMIN C PROMOTE ORAL HEALTH Eating a variety of nutritious food is good for your overall health, including your oral health. Some vitamins in particular have demonstrated benefits to building healthy teeth, namely calcium and vitamin C, so be sure to...

HOW TO USE MOUTHWASH

If you’d like to add a mouthwash or a mouth rinse to your oral care routine, or if your dentist has recommended a mouthwash for you or someone in your family, you’ll get the most benefit from the product if you use it correctly. POINTS TO KEEP IN MIND Keep these...

QUICK TIPS FOR BUSY PARENTS

Whitening Toothpastes Whitening toothpaste have polishing agents in addition to the mild abrasives that help remove surface stains from teeth. Teeth that have surface stains are cleaned and whitened by whitening toothpaste; however, deeper stains won’t be touched. If...