Don’t Forget Your Pet’s Dental Need

We take them to the veterinarian because we worry about their overall physical health, but just because they’re animals does not mean we don’t have to think of their dental health. Dogs and cats’ teeth need to be maintained too for the betterment of their health. We worry too much…

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E-Cigarettes: The Smoking Alternative?

We all know that tobacco does immense damage to our mouths. Regardless of how it’s consumed, whether it’s smoked or chewed, it has dangerous repercussions to our oral health. The damage can cause yellow teeth, periodontal disease, and even oral cancer.  According to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and…

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Xylitol Helps fight Cavities!

What Is Xylitol?

  Xylitol is a naturally occurring carbohydrate that looks and tastes just like ordinary table sugar.  It is mostly extracted from renewable resources that are sustainable and environmentally friendly such as corn cobs. Xylitol acts as a natural sweetener that can be extracted from any woodsy fibrous plant material. It…

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The Burden of Dental Bills

Ann Carrns of the NY Times’ article regarding older adults and their dental dilemma brings a clear reason why dental plans such as DentalSave, is urgently needed. Without any type of help, not only older adults, but the everyday regular person ends up neglecting their dental health due to fear…

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Health Concerns Your Dentist Might Detect

Yahoo! Health contributor, Laura Tedesco, gives us a brief and clear rundown of what some of the health conditions your dentist might be able to detect by a simple dental exam.  She touches on diabetes, heart disease, dementia, osteoporosis, and acid reflux disease.  The link between two health conditions (heart…

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Older Adults and Oral Care

Older adults have about the same dental issues as younger adults.  There are, however, a few differences. Older adults are more prone to missing teeth as well as gum disease, broken fillings and tooth decay on the roots of teeth.  Some have trouble holding a toothbrush which leads to teeth…

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Obesity and Periodontal (Gum) Disease

In the medical profession obesity is considered a chronic disease.  The younger generation of our nation is becoming increasingly obese and this is mostly due to poor nutrition and eating habits.  Research has shown that obesity  is linked to arthritis, respiratory problems, diabetes, and even colon cancer. There is research…

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New Waves in Dentistry

Technology is always changing whether it’s the latest cell phone, medical devices or household items all of which help to improve our lives. Now new advancements are seen in dentistry.  Four noteworthy changes are listed below making you wonder what took them so long and how did dentists function without…

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