Posts Tagged: overall health



May 16th, 2017
A Guide to Toothbrushes

By Leah Kinney, RDH, MS So you’ve made your way into the oral care aisle at your favorite store when you’re bombarded with what seems like millions of choices in toothbrushes. Which is the right brush for you? How about for your kids? Some ideas to keep in mind when selecting your next brush: Manual… Read more »

April 26th, 2017
Alzheimer’s Disease and Oral Health

Good oral health is a crucial part of overall health and well-being for all people, including those with Alzheimer’s Disease. Good oral health also makes eating and digesting food easier, which improves a person’s quality of life. However, Alzheimer’s can complicate oral health routines, which sometimes leads to dental problems. If you or someone you… Read more »

December 29th, 2016
Better Health Through Oral Health!

By Dr. Sheila Strock As we begin a new year, many of us renew our focus on our health. Keeping your teeth for as long as you live is an excellent goal for long-term health. Start the New Year by taking good care of your teeth! Understanding the threats to our teeth is crucial to… Read more »

December 13th, 2016
Beyond candy and knick-knacks: Six super fun stocking stuffers for healthy teeth

Need to find a way to sneak some healthier options into your children’s Christmas stockings this year? Here are six fun stocking stuffers to help kids keep their teeth and mouths healthy. Themed toothbrushes Superheroes, patterns, popular animated characters, personalize-able – you can buy almost any kind of toothbrush these days. Consider an extra-special toothbrush… Read more »

August 3rd, 2016
Don’t Toss the Floss!

News reports have recently questioned the importance of flossing, but daily flossing is the single most important factor in preventing gum (periodontal) disease.  Daily flossing removes plaque and bacteria that brushing leaves behind.  Since 40% of a tooth’s surface meets up with another tooth, neglecting to clean these surfaces promotes tooth decay, gum disease and… Read more »

May 18th, 2016
Kick the Habit…Your Mouth Will Thank You!

Thinking about giving up cigarettes? If you’ve tried before without success, you may feel unsure about whether you can quit for good. You may also wonder why it’s so important to quit. Start by learning about the health risks of smoking. While most people are aware of the impact tobacco use has on their overall… Read more »