Is Losing Teeth Related To Losing Other Functions?
The Journal of the American Geriatrics Society recently published a study that showed people aged 60+ who had none of their own teeth performed worse in memory and walking tests than people who still retained their own teeth. Even after adjusting for a myriad of variation in behavior, like socio-demographics, existing health conditions, physical health, […]
Beware of Brushing?
Too much brushing can’t hurt, right? Not exactly. The American Dental Association recommends that everyone brush their teeth at least twice per day. If you’re especially keen about taking perfect care of your teeth, maybe you brush after meals too. But be warned: there is a right way to do this. Researchers have discovered that […]
3 Budget Friendly Options for Treating Sensitive Teeth
Having sensitive teeth can be a real bummer. It can prevent you from eating the foods you love and cause you pain. While it may sound pricey to treat sensitive teeth, there are a few simple things you can do to help relieve any pain and discomfort you may be having. 1. Change Your Toothpaste […]
Travel & Health: 3 Dental Tips to Pack for Your Next Vacation
Vacations can be relaxing, restful, and the best way to “get away” from it all. Travel, on the other hand, can be stressful, tiring, and can leave you longing just to be home. Travel & Oral Health Taking care of your health, especially your oral health, before leaving on your next trip can help ensure […]
3 Alternatives to Traditional Flossing
When it comes to flossing, it’s not exactly the easiest thing to add organically to your routine. Sure, we are all told from childhood that flossing daily is crucial to oral health and preventing cavities/gum disease, and this is one hundred percent true. But in reality, how many of us truly floss at least once […]
Don’t Chew on This: The Clear Hazards of Ice
Ever have a bad habit that you just can’t break? Chewing on ice may be a habit that can break your teeth. Before you start crunching on the last bits of cubes left in your glass, or reaching for ice chips to busy your mouth, there are a few things you should know: 1. Teeth […]
Fighting Dental Cavities with Oil Pulling
While there are many fads out there that claim to be beneficial for your general or dental health, oil-pulling actually is. It can reduce the number of cavity causing bacteria as well as reduce the tooth-eroding acidity in the mouth. Studies have also shown that oil pulling can reduce the plaque index of your mouth. […]
What is a canker sore and how can it go away?
If you’ve found a sore inside of your mouth, don’t mistake it for a contagious cold sore. Canker sores come and go on their own, and don’t spread to other parts of your body or to other people. You don’t have to necessarily start taking any medications, but you may need to change something in […]
The Best Way to Clean Dentures
Having dentures presents a distinct set of challenges. Everything from getting used to the fit in your mouth, to the way it feels when you chew, and how to clean them can be difficult. Here are some tips to make sure you’re cleaning your dentures right. 1. First, you will want to rinse your dentures […]
Keep an Eye Out for Fluoride
Fluoride is a must if you want healthy, strong, cavity-free teeth. Fluoride hardens enamel, which helps prevent your teeth from decaying. But fluoride, which can often be found in your town’s drinking supply, may suddenly be harder to find. Many towns nationwide have decided to stop fluoridating the water to save money. Some towns have […]