Dental Health Archive

Not Brushing Twice a day can cause heart attack!

We can never emphasize enough that brushing your teeth daily is very important. Now we have this study in British Medical Journal (BMJ) that surveyed almost 11,000 men and women and followed them for about 8 years and tracked which of them developed heart attack and which one of them died from that. They also

Medical Conditions that can cause tooth problems

You tooth can manifest many medical conditions. The state of your oral health can offer lots of clues about your overall health. Sometimes the first sign of a disease shows up in your mouth. In other cases, infections in your mouth, such as gum disease, can cause problems in other areas of your body. Some

Snack Smart for Healthy Teeth

What’s wrong with sugary snacks, anyway? Sugary snacks taste so good-but they aren’t so good for your teeth or your body. The candies, cakes, cookies, and other sugary foods that kids love to eat between meals can cause tooth decay. Some sugary foods have a lot of fat in them too. Kids who consume sugary

Oral Cancer

The term oral cancer includes cancers of the mouth and the pharynx, part of the throat. About two-thirds of oral cancers occur in the mouth and about one-third are found in the pharynx. Oral cancer will be diagnosed in an estimated 30,000 Americans this year and will cause more than 8,000 deaths. The disease kills

Taking care of your teeth

Thanks to better at-home care and in-office dental treatments, more people than ever before are keeping their teeth throughout their lives. Although some diseases and conditions can make dental disease and tooth loss more likely, most of us have a good deal of control over whether we keep our teeth into old age. The most

Dry Mounth (Xerostomia)

What do I need to know about dry mouth? Everyone has a dry mouth once in a while–if they are nervous, upset or under stress. But if you have a dry mouth all or most of the time, it can be uncomfortable and can lead to serious health problems. Dry mouth… can cause difficulties in