Posts Tagged ‘ oral health ’

How to Floss Your Teeth Correctly

courtesy American Academy of Periodontology Yup. You’ve heard it many times before. Brush and floss for a clean and healthy mouth. As a dentist, I personally say it, oh…roughly 30 times a day. And I really do mean it! Brushing and flossing are the most important actions you can take to protect your teeth. Flossing […]

The Connection between Oral Health and Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is a concern for everyone in the medical field, including dentists. October was Breast Cancer Awareness month. But for 1 in 8 women in the U.S., breast cancer is a year-round battle. With those odds, most of us know someone who has or will be diagnosed with breast cancer sometime in their lives. […]

The Mouth-Body Connection

Oral health more important than you might think Many people don’t realize that oral health and general health are linked. But if you think about it, it makes perfect sense. The mouth is our gateway to the rest of the body, a pathway for good nutrition and healthy habits. But sometimes pathogens and toxins sneak […]

Brushing Up! A Lesson in Oral Health

According to the Office of the Surgeon General, more than 51 million school hours are lost each year to dental-related health conditions, largely due to pediatric tooth decay. Across America, more than 50 percent of children under the age of 17 suffer from at least one cavity. But tooth decay and cavities are easily preventable […]