Category Archives: Oral Health

Can We Stop Mouth Lesions Before They Become Cancer?

Lesions that form in the mouth may or may not become malignant over time. Even so, most lesions are removed surgically before they have a chance to become cancerous. Almost one-third of patients with cancerous oral lesions that were surgically removed will have a recurrence. Not something that anyone wants to look forward to. Researchers… Read More »

High Fiber Diet Good For Gums

Eating high fiber fruits has been linked to a reduced risk for gum disease. Researchers in a long-running Veterans Affairs dental study followed healthy male military vets and found that older men who ate more high fiber fruits were less likely to have gum disease. According to the study each serving of high fiber fruit… Read More »

Spinbrush Popular But Watch for Breakage

The Arm & Hammer Spinbrush, a battery operated electric toothbrush, has been on the market for many years and is popular with kids and adults. Kids like it because it comes in lots of colors and styles from superhero to princess and it makes brushing fun. Adults like anything that can help them get their… Read More »

Does Smoking Cause Dental Problems?

Smokers not only have more dental problems than non-smokers but a new survey shows they also go to the dentist less often. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) surveyed 16,000 adults and it should be an eye-opener for patients who smoke. More than one-third of the smokers reported having three or more dental… Read More »

Dental Dangers of Energy Drinks

For some people energy drinks are a quick pick-me-up, for some they may cause health problems, and for everyone they are a danger to dental enamel. Lots of us are using them. Red Bull alone sold over $2 billion worth of those little blue and silver cans in 2010. Why do energy drinks cause dental… Read More »

Hot Health Trends 2012

What are the hot new health trends for 2012? According to  a national research group,The Values Institute at DGWB, we are going to be reading and talking about these health trends as the year goes on. Health Trends 2012: Natural energy drinks – Instead of Red Bull and Monster consumers will be looking for an… Read More »

Midnight Munchies May Minimize Molars

Midnight muchies might do more than increase the size of your blue jeans. Eating late at night has been found to be bad for your dental health. A study published in the journal Eating Behaviors showedthat eating ate at night contributes to tooth loss and this outcome was not dependent upon the types of food… Read More »

New Year’s Resolution Easy To Keep

Almost half of American’s make New Year’s resolutions but most of us don’t achieve our goals. I have a suggestion for a resolution that can keep your smile beautiful and your heart healthy at the same time and it doesn’t involve a treadmill. Get your teeth cleaned on a regular basis! Sounds easy and too… Read More »

Dental Fears May Be Overcome

Feeling anxiety or fear when visiting the dentist is not unusual and dentists have many ways of making visits more comfortable. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if your dental anxiety could be overcome once and for all? It is estimated that about 12% of people suffer from extreme anxiety over dental care. A study was recently… Read More »

Stinky Breath Solutions

Most Americans reach for the mouthwash bottle when they realize their breath is kind of stinky. This is what has given rise to the $2 billion dollar a year industry built around bad breath and it is completely the wrong thing to do! Minty freshness is only temporary. The majority of mouthwashes actually make your… Read More »