6 Reasons To Keep Your Smile Healthy

Looking for excuses for not flossing? You won't find them here. A healthy smile is key to your overall wellness. Here are 6 ways that a healthy smile helps you live a healthier life: The chronic inflammation from gum disease has been associated with heart attack and stroke. Oral bacteria can … [Read more...]

Could A New Drug Treatment For Gum Disease Be On The Way?

There are lots of diseases that can be treated by taking a pill - gum disease isn't one of them. Drug treatment for gum disease is currently limited to topical antibiotics but a drug called Oxantel may add to our arsenal of treatment. Gum disease affects one-third to one-half of the adult … [Read more...]

Milk Protects Teeth After Eating Sugary Cereals

We know that sugary breakfast cereals are bad for us, but they are hard to resist, especially for kids. These cereals combine refined sugars and starch and are actually addictive! Research published in the July issue of the Journal of the American Dental Association found that drinking a glass of … [Read more...]

Arthritis and Gum Disease – The Link

People with gum disease are more likely to suffer from rheumatoid arthritis (RA), an autoimmune disorder. RA occurs when the immune system mistakenly attacks the body's own tissues and causes widespread inflammation. In addition to causing joint pain and damage, RA can affect other organs of the … [Read more...]

5 Tips for Fresher Breath

Do you experience bad breath? Relax, everyone has bad breath from time to time. Here are 5 tips for fresher breath so you feel more self-confident! Many cases of bad breath are caused by plaque. This sticky buildup on your teeth harbors bacteria which cause odors. Brush twice a day and floss … [Read more...]