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    •    How Diabetes Can Affect Your Oral Health 

      November is American Diabetes Month. When it comes to the connection between oral health and overall health, we’ve touched on Alzheimer’s, rheumatoid arthritis, women’s health and respiratory diseases. But did you also know diabetes can affect oral health too? According to the American Diabetes Association, more than 37 million Americans have either Type 1 or…

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    • During National Dental Hygiene Month every October, we salute our amazing hygienists while raising awareness about the importance of keeping our teeth and gums healthy. You may have heard a term or two during your hygiene visit and wondered what it meant. Gingivitis? Periodontitis? Pocket depth? What do these actually mean? We’ve covered a few […]

    • September is World Alzheimer’s Month, which aims to raise awareness and challenge the stigma around dementia. As we’ve touched on in previous blogs, the impact of oral health on overall wellness is becoming better understood. Research now shows associations between oral health and systemic conditions like heart disease, diabetes — even Alzheimer’s.  So, what does […]

    • Many people feel they would benefit from a whiter smile. Teeth may lose their brightness for a variety of reasons, including certain foods and beverages, age, trauma, tobacco use, and certain medications. You can help keep your smile as white as possible by maintaining healthy brushing and flossing habits, avoiding tobacco use, and limiting foods […]

    • Around 1.3 million people in the United States have rheumatoid arthritis (RA). RA occurs when your immune system mistakenly attacks your own body’s tissues. This causes painful inflammation which can affect your joints — and in some people can even affect the skin, eyes, lungs, heart and blood vessels. Something you may not realize is […]

    • The impact of oral health on overall wellness is becoming better understood, with research showing associations between the health of one’s teeth and gums and systemic conditions like heart disease, diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease and more. Oral health is also influenced by conditions that are specific to women, including their menstrual cycle, pregnancy and menopause. In […]

    • Asthma Awareness Month is recognized every year in May. What many people may not realize is that respiratory diseases such as asthma, COPD and even pneumonia can be affected by poor oral hygiene. That’s why it’s important to keep up with routine visits to your dentist to ensure that your smile is healthy. Lungs that […]