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Prioritize Your Oral and Overall Health in 2023

January 10, 2023.Individuals
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Most New Year’s resolutions revolve around increasing your health and your wealth. But did you know your oral health is connected to your overall health? In fact, more than 120 diseases can be detected by the dentist during a routine exam. By prioritizing dental resolutions not only will it help create a win-win situation for your oral and overall health but your financial situation as well. There’s no better way to solve dental issues than avoiding them in the first place, and it’s true that a dollar saved is a dollar earned! Power up your healthy habits Even if you think your oral health is in good standing, preventive care is an important way to maintain it. As you clean between your teeth and brush regularly, you may notice your gums become less sensitive and bleed less. Here are a few smile-friendly tips to help keep your routine: Gently brush teeth […]

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Tips for Healthy Holiday Smiles

December 12, 2022.Individuals.#healthy eating

The holiday season is here, and so are all the tasty treats that come with it! While these traditional favorites are probably a staple of your festive celebrations, the starch and sugar they contain can wreak havoc on your pearly whites. Fortunately, you don’t have to miss out! Keep reading to learn tips that can help you keep your smile healthy and sparkling this holiday season. Keep your routine The holiday season is filled with plenty of hustle and bustle that can easily throw you off your oral health routine. It’s also a time for sweet treats and starchy foods – which can lead to plaque buildup and tooth decay – so it’s important to remember to brush for two minutes at least twice a day, and floss once each day. If you’re traveling and want to keep up good habits, pack a toothbrush and small tube of fluoride toothpaste […]

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Understanding Diabetes for Caregivers

November 4, 2022.Individuals.##NationalDiabetesMonth

Chances are, you know someone with diabetes. In fact, the American Diabetes Association claims more than 37 million people have diabetes in the United States, and one in five are unaware of their condition. The number of people diagnosed is higher than it has ever been. And it’s not just impacting older adults. People are developing diabetes at younger ages and at higher rates. But the more you know about diabetes, the more you can do about preventing it, delaying it, or lessening its harmful effects. In honor of National Diabetes Month and National Family Caregivers Month, we’d like to offer insights on the connection between diabetes and dental and vision care, as well as tips for helping a friend or loved one manage diabetes. Diabetes and Dental Health Diabetes affects your body’s ability to process sugar – so the link between diabetes and oral health problems is high blood […]

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Celebrate National Dental Hygiene Month!

October 6, 2022.Individuals.#dental care

October is typically most recognized for Halloween costumes and trick-or-treating with bags full of candy. But did you know October is also National Dental Hygiene Month? An entire month dedicated to promoting healthy mouths, gums, and teeth. All of which allow us to enjoy a little well-deserved sweet treat at the end of the month! Here are a few ways to celebrate – and better understand dental hygienists’ role in supporting healthy and happy smiles. Oral and overall health are linked It is essential to keep up good dental hygiene regardless of age. Your oral health is connected to your overall health. Studies show that gum disease is linked to many health conditions, such as diabetes and heart disease. In fact, more than 120 diseases can be detected by the dentist during a routine dental exam — an important reason to visit the dentist for routine exams. Learn more about […]

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How to Keep Your Smile Healthy as You Age

September 1, 2022.Individuals.#dental exam

Did you know that your teeth can say a lot about your age? Aging can have a noticeable impact on your smile. As you get older, the appearance of your teeth is typically darker and duller. In addition, receding gums give the lips less support, making you look older. Effects of poor oral health can go beyond a person’s mouth. Research continues to show a connection between oral and overall health. Gum disease has been linked to several systemic diseases, including diabetes and heart disease. Luckily, it is never too late to form better oral health habits that benefit your overall health. Take a moment during National Healthy Aging Month to learn more about oral health and how to keep your smile in tip-top shape. Four ways your smile can change as you age General wear and tear Dry mouth caused by medications Shifting teeth—can cause receding gums and make them more […]

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