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Tag: dental health

Dental Care in the Senior Years

Dental Care for Seniors

May is Older Americans Month, and for some seniors who lack insurance or are on a fixed income, dental care may not be a high priority. We want to acknowledge this problem and bring awareness to the issues that occur as we age. Advanced aging increases the risk for seniors on many dental health issues, […]

How to Handle Canker Sores

September 26, 2018
Dental Blog, Preventive Dental Care
Canker sores and acidic foods

What are canker sores? Canker sores are small, shallow holes or breaks in the skin that are located in the mouth. Simple canker sores are thought to be triggered by stress or tissue injury from sharp food or objects in the mouth. Some foods that are acidic such as fruits and vegetables may also cause […]

Cause and Effect; Halitosis

February 27, 2018
Dental Blog, Preventive Dental Care
Halitosis; Chronic Bad Breath

Halitosis, the condition of chronic bad breath, is widely suffered by millions of Americans. More than just “morning breath”, halitosis is persistent odor that does not go away by brushing or rinsing with mouthwash. The good news is that it is treatable. Causes for Halitosis There are a number of causes for halitosis, and understanding […]

Dental Care for Veterans

Dental Care for Veterans

As Veteran’s Day approaches, we thought we would put a spotlight on veterans and their options for dental care. Dental care, along with medical insurance, has become more complicated through the recent years. VA-provided care has mainly focused on military service-related issues and benefits have been limited by law. Dental Care Options for Veterans Veterans […]

Opioid Use in Dental Care

September 26, 2017
Dental Blog, Preventive Dental Care

Opioids, often called “pain killers”, are narcotic pain relievers that are only received with a prescription from your physician. Because of their strength, they must be taken carefully by following your doctor’s instructions. Lately the news has focused a lot on the misuse of opioid pain relievers-such as hydrocodone, oxycodone, morphine and codeine; stating that […]