Take the fright out of holiday candy with these oral care tips. It’s hard to find a child that doesn’t love holidays—especially one’s that are accompanied with heaps of candy and treats, like Halloween, Valentine’s Day and Easter. But with tooth decay the most common chronic childhood disease, it is important to teach your child early about the damage that too much candy can inflict on their teeth and gums and what you can both do to help prevent it. Continue reading Preventing holiday tooth decay
Nothing makes me want to run to the nearest restroom to floss my teeth like the taste of pork. And that is exactly what this special bacon-flavored dental floss offers: a mouth-watering, crispy, grease-soaked fried bacon taste for a teeth flossing experience that can only be described as… um…. weird. Continue reading Bacon Dental Floss
4: Prevent Respiratory Diseases
You don’t usually associate teeth brushing with COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) and pneumonia, but it turns out, you can. So, what’s the correlation?
COPD and pneumonia are potentially disabling respiratory infections and primary causes of death in the United States. These infections occur when bacteria get into the lower respiratory tract. Periodontal disease is a bacterial infection and it starts when bacteria from plaque gets in and around the teeth [source: American Academy of Periodontology]. Can you see where this is leading? Continue reading 4 Odd health benefits to brushing your teeth
Alcohol Abuse Can Lead to Poor Oral Health, Alcohol abuse appears to lead to periodontal disease, tooth decay and mouth sores that are potentially precancerous. People who abuse alcohol are at HIGH risk of having seriously deteriorated teeth, gums and compromised oral health in general. 80% of alcohol abusers have moderate to severe gum disease and decayed teeth with more than one-third having potentially precancerous lesions, a rate much higher than the general population in the US. Alcohol Abuse Can Cause: Continue reading Alcohol Abuse and your oral health
Do you smoke? If you don’t, you probably know some friends or see other students at school who do. Too many young people today are getting addicted to tobacco, and the results are showing up in their mouths.
Smoking or using smokeless ” Continue reading Smoking and oral health
To do list for a long and healthy life:
Make healthy food choices
Maintain a healthy weight
Take better care of your teeth
What? Teeth? What do they have to do with anything? Well it turns out that good oral care has many wellness benefits, including weight loss. Continue reading Weight loss and oral health
Pregnancy is a tough and rewarding life experience. Whether its your first child or third it is vitally important to take care of yourself. A healthy diet and good nutrition during pregnancy ensure that your baby gets the best start possible. It’s also important for you to take good care of your teeth and gums while pregnant. Pregnancy causes hormonal changes that increase the risk of developing gum disease which, in turn, can affect the health of your developing baby.
Heather and John McDougall, two kids from North Dakota, grew up watching their dentist father throw himself wholeheartedly into his profession, serving on the boards of state and national dental associations. So perhaps it’s no surprise that when the McDougall kids decided to launch a company, it ended up being a toothbrush startup.
Sugar has always been a negative word for dentist and orthodontist. But now that Americans are now consuming nearly 130 pounds of added sugars per person, per year. Those include both sugar and high fructose corn syrup. And while many vilify high fructose corn syrup and believe it is worse than sugar, Dr. Lustig says metabolically there is no difference. “They are basically equivalent. The problem is they’re both bad. They’re both equally toxic,” he says.