The Link Between Gum Disease and Heart Disease

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Individuals with gum disease are two to three times more likely to have heart problems during their lives. A 2014 study found that people who have a healthy dental routine spend less money on cardiovascular care than those who don’t regularly brush and floss their teeth. Continue reading to learn about the link between gum disease and […]

Healthy Mouths: How to Improve your Oral Microbiome

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Most people know about gut health and how to ensure it isn’t causing tany health problems. Dental health professionals would say the same about the oral microbiome. However, most people don’t realize that their oral health may be causing other health issues, including those in the gut.  The mouth and nose act as a gateway into the rest […]

What Happens if You Don’t Brush Your Teeth?

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While everyone forgets to brush their teeth sometimes, it’s still recommended to do so twice a day. Dental issues set in within 48 hours of the last time you brushed your teeth. You really don’t want to put off brushing for too long.  Continue reading to learn what happens when you don’t brush your teeth […]

What Are Smoking’s Effects on Your Teeth?

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Somewhere around 34 million adults are currently cigarette smokers in the United States. If you’re a smoker or someone who you love smokes, you’re probably aware that there are a number of health conditions that are linked to smoking cigarettes. You might not know, however, that smoking can be particularly hard on your oral health. What exactly […]

Good Oral Health Can Mean a Better COVID-19 Outcome

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Good oral health is about more just than the condition of your mouth. Not only does oral hygiene affect overall health, but it can impact our daily lives. Good oral health improves your appearance and your quality of life through your ability to make facial expressions, speak, smile, chew, swallow, digest, and even smell. COVID-19 […]

Dental Cleanings Are Critical to Health

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Schedule Your Dental Checkups! Getting your teeth professionally cleaned by a dentist is an important part of your dental hygiene. These dental cleanings help your teeth stay bright and white, and they can help you keep a smile that you’ll be happy to show off. It’s also important that you brush your teeth and floss […]