chewing gum and oral health

Remember when you accidentally swallowed your gum in elementary school and your friends convinced you that it’d be in there for seven years? If you’ve seen the headlines about the new White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer, you probably read about his daily gum habit-about 35 pieces of cinnamon-flavored Orbit gum, chewed and swallowed, all before…

how what you eat affects your teeth

A healthy diet is important for your overall health and your oral health. Follow these healthy eating guidelines to help protect your teeth. Every food you eat or beverage you drink comes in contact with your teeth, which means those choices continually impact the health of your teeth and gums. Many foods in a typical…

myofunctional therapy

Think of a healthy mouth and the first image that comes to mind may be a pearly-white smile. But while teeth may be the mouth’s most noticeable feature, they are only one part of the picture. Helping a smile look its best—or treating a problem in the oral cavity—often goes beyond the teeth. Many health…

simple steps to cure bad breath

Whether it’s waking up first thing in the morning with bad breath (dreaded morning breath), after eating certain foods or just most of the time, you may have experienced bad breath. The cause of bad breath may be certain diseases such as diabetes, respiratory infections, infected tonsils, stomach conditions and others. Studies report approximately 80…

osteoporosis drugs and dental treatment

Osteoporosis, a medical condition that affects millions of middle-aged and older people, causes bones to become weak and brittle. Having this disease means that a minor fall—or even mild stress like coughing—can lead to broken bones and troubling complications. In the United States alone, around 17-20 million people (mostly post-menopausal women) are taking medications to…

your hormones on fluoride

If I had a dollar for every not-so-pleasant discussion I’ve had over fluoride with various dentists over the years, well I’d be a lot better off than I am now. It’s not that I find talking about fluoride unpleasant, despite the fact that there isn’t much good I can say about the stuff, it’s more…

dental treatment to look younger

How good are you at guessing someone’s age? Can you place them in the right year — or even the right decade? According to a recent study, this is harder to do if the person is smiling. That’s because we tend to perceive smiling faces as more youthful and attractive. Yet many of us start…

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