Blog Posts Categorized: Oral Health



April 26th, 2017
Ask Hygienist Leah – Easing Dental Anxiety in Adults

By Leah Kinney, RDH, MS “I’m ashamed to admit it, but I get really nervous before a dental appointment. So much so, that I often put off seeing my dentist and hygienist until I have a problem with one of my teeth. Help!” I wrote a blog a couple of weeks ago about good behavior… Read more »

April 5th, 2017
Tooth Terms

Dental professionals have a vocabulary all their own! Each week we pick out some our favorite tooth terms to explain on Twitter. Have you been following along? Check out some of the tooth terms below: Crown: A dental crown is a full coverage dental restoration which completely “caps” or encircles a tooth, covering most of… Read more »

April 3rd, 2017
Oral Health and Pregnancy: Common Questions Answered

by Dr. Sheila Strock, DMD, MPH Between googling what foods are safe to eat and what the latest body change could mean, pregnancy can be a time of quick transformations that leaves many women struggling just to keep up. Below, Dr. Sheila Strock answers the most common questions women have for their dentist during pregnancy:… Read more »

March 24th, 2017
Oral Health and Overall Health: The Connection

Did you know more than 120 medical conditions can be detected by signs and symptoms in the mouth? The health of our teeth, gums and mouth are all connected to the health of the rest of our bodies. Dentists cand catch oral health problems early, before they potentially become painful or costly – and they… Read more »

March 1st, 2017
Have an oral surgery scheduled? We have some tips to help your recovery.

Just like any surgery, oral surgery can be serious, and requires time for your body to recuperate. In addition to instruction from your dentist/doctor, the few tips below can help you with a strong recovery. Bleeding Bleeding is common for the first few days after an oral surgery. Tannic acid, commonly found in tea, has… Read more »

February 28th, 2017
Eating Disorders and Oral Health

By Leah Kinney, RDH, MS The National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) recognizes this week as National Eating Disorders Awareness Week.  More than 10 million Americans currently are affected by serious eating disorders such as anorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorder. Read more about how eating disorders affect our oral health.   Our mouths are connected… Read more »