Diabetes affects nearly 1 in 10 Americans, or over 29.1 million, reports the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. About 33 percent of these individuals are not aware they even have diabetes. Unfortunately, diabetes does not have many symptoms, so it’s easy to overlook. However, if diabetes is not managed, it can cause damage to … Read Full Article
Many people believe good oral care means they only need to brush their teeth once or twice each day, and floss once daily. While these are important actions, it’s also necessary to schedule regular dental appointments for a checkup and professional teeth cleaning. Consider four things that happen if you don’t: Tooth decay – Daily … Read Full Article
Pregnant women who don’t brush their teeth, floss daily or schedule dental checkups may deliver babies early and at a low birth weight. Review these six dental facts:
Heart attacks affect men and women. And the truth is that heart disease is the No. 1 killer for women. Six stages to acceptance Chest pain is a common heart attack symptom that men and women experience. Often it’s described as pressure, squeezing, tightness or burning. According to a study published in the Canadian Journal of … Read Full Article
Is it really necessary to floss your teeth? That’s a question many people ask their dentist. Flossing will not prevent tooth decay, or cavities, but combined with daily brushing, flossing removes plaque and food particles from teeth, reducing the risk of cavities. But flossing also helps reduce the chance for developing gum disease. Understanding gum … Read Full Article
In the past, dog owners viewed their pets as important for warding off intruders or serving as playmates for children. Beyond providing for their dog’s sustenance and occasional medical needs, little attention was paid to their overall health. But today Americans view their dogs as extended members of their families, and they are recognizing the importance of taking good care of their dog’s teeth.
Women who are pregnant receive a lot of information stressing the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle, including eating nutritious foods and exercising regularly. However, they may not realize they also need to take good care of their teeth.
Most women recognize the importance of eating nutritious foods during pregnancy, but new research also reinforces the importance of maintaining good oral health.
A study conducted by University of California researchers found that elderly women who brushed their teeth less than once daily were 65 percent more likely to develop dementia than those who brushed every day. For men, this number was 22 percent.
You know it is important to brush your teeth. But did you know there is more to toothbrushing than just brushing? Many people swish their toothbrush across their teeth a few times, and think they have done a good job. Actually, they may be doing more harm than good.