Poor oral health linked to higher blood pressure

According to new research in the American Heart Association's journal Hypertension, people with high blood pressure are more likely to benefit from their medication if they have good oral health. This study looked at medical and dental records of more than 3600 people with high blood pressure, and showed that people with healthier gums [...]

2018-11-12T21:50:09+00:00November 20th, 2018|Educational, Health|0 Comments

An Update On Oral Cancer

According to a new study released from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Oropharyngeal Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SCC) is now the most common HPV-associated cancer in the United States. This report looked at the incidence of HPV associated cancers from 1999-2015, and found that while the cervical cancer incidence is decreasing (in [...]

2018-10-12T11:35:06+00:00August 29th, 2018|Health, News|0 Comments

What’s Your Oral Health Score?

Have you ever wondered how healthy your mouth really is? Designed by Evidentiae Technologies, the Oral Health Score is an online, oral health self-assessment that will provide you with an immediate estimate of your oral health. The assessment will provide you with a series of images displaying how “yes” and “no” answers may appear in [...]

2018-07-23T21:10:43+00:00July 23rd, 2018|Health|0 Comments

5 Things You May Not Know About Dental Cavities

Although cavities are largely preventable, it remains the most common chronic disease of children aged 5-17 years - 4 times more common than asthma! Here are 5 things you may not know about dental cavities (caries): Cavities are caused by a bacterial imbalance on the teeth. This imbalance occurs based on an individual's oral environment, [...]

2018-07-06T20:44:12+00:00July 6th, 2018|Health|0 Comments

Is nail biting bad for your teeth and gums?

Although biting your nails may seem harmless, it can actually be quite damaging to your teeth, gums and overall health. Here are 4 reasons you should kick this habit ASAP! Damage to your teeth: Habitual nail biting can cause premature wear and chipping of your front teeth. It will also compromise the longevity of any [...]

2018-06-26T20:52:14+00:00June 26th, 2018|Health|0 Comments

4 Common causes of bad breath you may not know about…

Garlic or other strong smelling foods are not always the cause of bad breath. Here are 4 other common causes to be aware of: Poor oral hygiene: Factors that contribute to inadequate oral hygiene include things like infrequent brushing/flossing, chronic dry mouth, oral infections, smoking or chewing tobacco. Sinus infections: The sinuses are air filled passages [...]

2018-07-16T10:24:14+00:00June 5th, 2018|Health|0 Comments

Can your dentist tell if you’re at risk for heart disease?

Yes! Periodontal disease (gum disease) is a very common dental problem in adults and is often asymptomatic until later stages of the disease. Researchers have found that people with periodontal disease are almost twice as likely to have heart disease. What is the link? Bacteria and inflammation. The same bacteria implicated in Periodontal disease [...]

2017-10-04T21:19:57+00:00October 12th, 2017|Health|0 Comments