Month: March 2015

FAQs: How Do I Combat Dry Mouth?

What may seem like an almost trivial problem can actually put your entire oral health at risk. Dry mouth occurs when saliva levels in the mouth plummet. Soon, you can actually experience an increased risk of tooth decay or possibly even gum disease. Wondering: “How do I combat dry mouth?” Fortunately, there are a few… Read more »

5 Ways to Prepare Your Child for Dental Visits

Your little one needs to see the dentist on a regular basis. Otherwise, he/she could be at risk of developing gingivitis or tooth decay. But how do you prepare your child for dental visits? Often, children heel anxious about the visit or may even dread it. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to ease… Read more »

Nutrition Tips for Good Oral Health

Each year, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics celebrate National Nutrition Month during March. The goal is simple: raise awareness about proper diet and exercise. In addition to helping you lose weight and reducing your risk of heart disease, eating right and exercising can have a positive impact on your oral health. We’re discussing a… Read more »

Quiz: The Link Between Bone Loss and Gum Disease

We all know that gum disease can lead to a multiple uncomfortable symptoms, including gums that appear red or bleed easily. However, there is also a link between gum disease and bone loss. In the advanced stages, periodontal disease can lead to serious complications, including the potential for tooth loss and even bone loss.