Category Archives: Oral Health

On A Quest For A DDS?

Finding a new dentist can be a daunting challenge. Whether you are looking for a specialist for urgent needs or just someone to check out your oral health a couple of times each year, it’s an important task of evaluation. … Continue reading

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The Case Against Nicotine

Tobacco users should by now be well aware of the health dangers of nicotine. Way back in 1964 the U.S. Surgeon General wrote that nicotine and tar from cigarettes caused lung cancer. In 1965, Congress passed the Cigarette Labeling and … Continue reading

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Dealing With Dry Mouth

You may have heard of xeriscaping—gardening with minimal use of water. You may have heard of xerography—the process of copying with dry ink toner. But what have you heard about xerostomia? It’s pronounced zero-STOH-mia, and it’s from two Greek words … Continue reading

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Happy Mother’s Day! Do You Know Where Your Baby’s Teeth Are?

Happy Mother’s Day—to everyone who is a mother and to everyone who has a mother. Moms are great, aren’t they? They go to such lengths to care for their families, make sure everyone is fed properly, and keep wailing and … Continue reading

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Oral Health And Conception

Thinking about getting pregnant? Put on the music and turn down the lights. Chill some cocktails. Slip into something alluring. And schedule an appointment with your dentist. A number of research studies in recent years have shown that oral health … Continue reading

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Green Tea for Earth Day

Earth Day is April 22 this year. The first Earth Day was in 1970, and it is sometimes credited as the beginning of the modern environmental movement. Earth Day is a great time to think about clean air, clean water, … Continue reading

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We Know It Hurts: Aphthous Ulcers, or Canker Sores

If you have one, it hurts to even say “aphthous ulcer.” Most likely, all you can croak out is “canker sore.” They are those little, painful sores in your mouth—primarily on the inside surface of the cheeks or lips. Usually, … Continue reading

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Candy, Bacteria, Cavities, and You

One of the best things about a holiday—any holiday—is the candy! Chocolate shaped like chicks or stars or pumpkins. Unearthly colored marshmallows. Peanut butter, caramel, or nougat-filled; gooey, gummy, sweet treats. What’s not to love? What’s not to love is … Continue reading

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What Is Periodontal Disease?

“Periodontal disease” can refer to a range of dysfunctions and diseases associated with gum tissues (more commonly known as gum disease) and with the bones surrounding and supporting the teeth. Infection, inflammation, and oxidative stress resulting from an overabundance of … Continue reading

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What Causes Bleeding Gums?

Bleeding Gums: Why Worry? Bleeding gums can be a health concern with repercussions that extend far beyond your mouth. There are numerous causes for bleeding gums, and various strategies for dealing with the causes. Topical antioxidants in oral care products … Continue reading

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