Want to stop using Tobacco? Now you can!

Want to stop using Tobacco? Now you can!

Quit for a day, or Quit for Good! Morning breath has nothing on tobacco breath.  Besides your health, tobacco cessation should be a top priority for you this year. Here are some QUIT TIPS for you! Avoid triggers and situations that urge you to chew tobacco Use substitutions for tobacco such as chew sugar-free gum, …

Everyone focuses on your heart health. THIS will help!

Everyone focuses on your heart health. THIS will help!

Linking your Dental Health to your Heart Health Do healthy gums mean a healthy heart? There’s no question that regular brushing, flossing and dental checkups can keep your mouth healthy. But if you fall short on your hygiene routine, can gum disease actually cause heart disease? Two Theories on the Connection ONE-  When oral bacteria are …

xerostomia

xerostomia

Dry Mouth Syndrome Do you or someone you know suffer from a dry mouth? A dry mouth is a complicated but common condition.  It’s medical term is xerostomia.  A dry mouth can wreck havoc on eating, chewing and even talking.  It can affect peppy grade schoolers, chatty pre-teens, high schoolers and our aging population.  There …

Oral Health – More Important than you think

Oral Health – More Important than you think

Oral Health – More important than you think Your mouth is the entrance to the rest of your body Whether you are speaking to your Primary Care Physician, an Internist, Internal Medicine Doctor or Specialist, they all agree — “The health practitioner you should see the most of in your life if you’re healthy is …

Gingivitis- an early form of Gum Disease

Gingivitis- an early form of Gum Disease

Gingivitis What is Gingivitis? Gingivitis is an early form of gum disease.  It is caused by plaque and retained bacteria when proper oral hygiene like brushing and flossing is not performed correctly.  Plaque is a colorless substance or film of bacteria that builds up around the gumline and is easily removed with daily brushing and …