Blog Posts Categorized: Adults + Seniors

November 6th, 2017
What Your Tongue Can Say About Your Oral Health

Even without speaking a word, your tongue can say a lot. The color, texture and patterns of your tongue can provide insight into the state of your oral and overall health. What is your tongue trying to tell you?   White coating. A tongue that appears white is usually the result of overgrown papillae, the… Read more »

October 29th, 2017
Is my jaw shrinking?

  As we progress through the years, many of us start noticing changes in our mouths, shifting and even crowding teeth. If it’s got you wondering, “Is my jaw shrinking?” the answer is yes – it could be. But why? There are three known reasons that may cause our jaws to shrink. Aging Between 1949… Read more »

October 18th, 2017
Diabetes and Your Oral Health

  Oral health and overall health are connected in many ways. Several health issues have oral health complications, and on the flip side, poor oral health can indicate overall health problems. Though diabetes doesn’t cause gum disease, and gum disease doesn’t cause diabetes, people who have one of them are more likely to have the… Read more »

October 9th, 2017
Dental Benefits After Retirement

For many people, planning for retirement means decades of tucking money away in retirement accounts and scheduling vacations. But many of these same people forget to plan for one thing – dental benefits! Most retirees lose employer-sponsored dental coverage when they leave the workforce. While some Medicare Advantage plans offer dental benefits, not all seniors… Read more »

October 5th, 2017
Therapy Dogs in Dental Offices

In recent years, dental offices have incorporated many innovative techniques to help their patients relax in the chair – music, TVs, aromatherapy and even spa-like treatments. But there’s one that really gets our tails wagging: therapy dogs. Therapy dogs have long been used to help people, including veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and hospital… Read more »

September 21st, 2017
Medications Can Affect Oral Health

  As we age, many of us find ourselves with health conditions that require medication. While these medications are often crucial for our health, some may have adverse side effects on our oral health. One of the most common side effects of many medications is dry mouth, which does more than just make you crave… Read more »