Category: Healthy Living

Stop Smoking: A Few Very Good Reasons

If you are someone who has smoked for only a short while, you may think that you still have time to quit before any serious side effects occur. If you have smoked for what feels like a long time, you may feel it’s been so long that it is not worth quitting. The truth is,… Read more »

Essential Ways To Prevent Gingivitis

The first signs of gingivitis (the early stages of gum disease) are usually inflamed, tender, and bleeding gums. Often times, these signs are ignored – making the infection progress further into gum disease, and eventually, severe periodontitis. However, there are many ways to prevent this from happening – preventive dentistry is the key to success!… Read more »

Exercising for Healthier Teeth

You use your teeth more than any other part of your body, and yet you might not realize that, like the rest of your body, they too can benefit from a regular exercise routine. Besides working your teeth out when you bite and chew your food, exercising in general helps your body better fight many… Read more »

How Smoking Destroys Your Oral Health

The dangers of smoking and tobacco use are no longer really debatable. Over the last few decades, numerous studies have uncovered the link between smoking and several chronic, potentially fatal health issues, including a variety of cancers. Your oral health also suffers from the habit, and not just your breath or the color of your… Read more »

Brushing Your Teeth With Bacon Toothpaste and Other Funky Flavors

If you were to walk into your bathroom right now, what oral care products would you find? Toothpaste and a toothbrush, perhaps dental floss and mouthwash. And it wouldn’t be much of a stretch to assume that whatever you use, it tastes like mint: fresh mint, peppermint, spearmint, or any one of several variations on… Read more »

Flashback to the 1800s: Oral Hygiene Then and Now

It’s always fascinating to see how far we’ve come over the past hundred years or so. Other than fashion, nowhere are these changes more obvious than in matters of health and hygiene. Modern dental technology and improved access to professional dentistry have made it easier than ever to maintain a higher quality of oral health,… Read more »

Four Goals of Every Dental Visit

No two patients are alike and no two visits to the dental office are the same. Yet, for the endless variety of the dental care experience, your dentist has four goals that he and his staff try to fulfill at every appointment: 1. Make Your Mouth Healthier The human mouth is an intricate system of… Read more »

Oil Pulling: A Straightforward Look at an Alternative Therapy

Natural living enthusiasts have practiced it for decades. Celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow and Shailene Woodley have even jumped on the bandwagon. Oil pulling is all the rage in 2014, yet this ancient practice draws from the Ayurvedic healing tradition of India. Oil pulling is purported to cure a wide range of oral health problems, from… Read more »

Are Diabetics More Susceptible to Tooth Loss?

According to the 2010 Diabetes Report Card issued by the Centers for Disease Control, 8.9% of all adults in California have been diagnosed with diabetes. Another 8% will be diagnosed with prediabetes (the precursor to diabetes) over the next year.  In addition to a slew of systemic health problems, diabetes can also lead to poor… Read more »

Are Dental Implants the Key to a Longer, Healthier Life?

Endless commercials advertise creams that promise to erase wrinkles. Magazine and web articles applaud celebrities who manage to look as fresh and young as they did a decade ago. Despite our cultural obsession with a youthfulness appearance, most regular people want to recapture the feeling of being young rather than the just the looks. As… Read more »