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Tag: Preventive

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 […]

Caring for your Infants Teeth

Caring for your Infant’s Teeth Starts at Day One. For the first 6 months, you should clean your child’s gums by gently rubbing a damp cloth over the gums after each meal. Teeth will typically begin to appear between 6 months to their first birthday. This is when you will start brushing their teeth twice […]

Get Fit for Spring

Spring Fitness and Dental Care

Taking care of yourself should be an everyday event, but we all feel a renewed sense of self as the weather gets warmer.  Let’s take a look at how we can improve our health and start feeling better this Spring. Tips to Include in your Springtime Health Plan. Get both your annual doctor’s checkup and […]

The Connection Between Diabetes and Gum Disease

November 28, 2016
Dental Blog, Preventive Dental Care
Gum Disease and Diabetics

Diabetics understand how the disease can affect nerves, kidneys, heart and eyesight. But did you know that diabetes can affect your dental health? Research shows that there is an increased prevalence of gum (periodontal) disease among those with diabetes. Dry mouth is often a symptom of undetected diabetes, and can cause mouth ulcers, infections, and […]

The Effects of Smoking on Gum Disease

Periodontal Disease Linked to Tobacco By now almost everyone knows that smoking has been linked with lung disease, cancer, and heart disease. But most people are not aware that smokers are three to six times more likely to have gum disease, and two times more likely to lose teeth. Gum Disease Gum disease, also known […]