Category: Oral Health

oral health weight loss

At first, the connection between oral health and weight loss might not be fully obvious. Surely diet has something to do with both of them, but beyond that how do they interact? Does brushing your teeth really have anything to do with losing belly fat and maintaining cardiovascular health? The…

diet and oral health

It’s no great secret that our diets affect every aspect of our health. What we eat is who we are, and our diets and dietary habits shape so many things about us. With that in mind, it should come as no surprise that diet and oral health go hand in…

oral cancer

April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month, and we want to take a moment to do our part in raising awareness and increasing public understanding of this serious disease. Oral cancer can be lethal. This year alone an estimated 54,000 people in the United States alone will be diagnosed with some…

Gum Disease

COVID-19 has changed every aspect of our healthcare system, requiring both providers and patience to be flexible and adapt to changing circumstances. As we move into the second year of the pandemic, we are learning more every day about the virus, its side effect and aftereffects, and how to treat…

receding-gums

Receding gums is a relatively common oral health issue. Also known as gum recession, this condition occurs when the gums which surround the teeth wear away, pull back, or retract from the tooth. If left untreated, this can cause a variety of problems including loose teeth, misaligned teeth, and lost…

children brushing

Childhood is a time for learning, exploring, and developing good habits that will last a lifetime. This is especially true for oral health–it’s never too early to start building tooth care habits for your little ones. Children’s brushing and flossing is a vital step in both their journey towards independence…

dockside dental smile

Smiling is one of life’s little joys, but like many little things, it can have a big impact. Your smile is your greeting card to the world, letting everyone who sees it know what a friendly and open person you are. But aside from its welcoming message, did you know…

sinuses and teeth

Your body is a complex and interconnected collection of systems and organs, and what affects one part can affect another. While we may tend to segregate dental health from the rest of the body, the reality is that they interact in often surprising ways. In particular, your sinuses and your…

oral health

It’s funny how we think about health. We tend to mentally segregate oral health from overall health, with doctors and dentists operating independently of each other. While that may at times be convenient, it’s not how the human body works. Oral health is a critical part of overall health, as…

sensitive teeth

Tooth pain and sensitive teeth are just plain annoying. It can rapidly suck the joy out of a good meal or a refreshing drink, robbing you of much-needed refreshment on a hot day. One of the more common kinds of tooth pain is sensitivity to temperature, particularly hot or cold…