Archive for the ‘ Oral Health Is Overall Health ’ Category

Got Heartburn? See How Acid-Reflux Affects Your Teeth

It seems like a good time of year to talk about how what we eat has an impact on not only our overall health, but our oral health as well. With the Holiday season in full swing, we thought it timely to talk some more about how oral health & overall health are connected. Sometimes […]

Should Your Dentist Screen for Diabetes?

Dentists Can Screen for Diabetes? In case you missed the July 2011 issue of the Journal of Dental Research, check out this post on how dentists can help diagnose diabetes. OK, you’re right – it’s not such a popular forum, but this news is… According to a recent study out of the Columbia University College […]

Did You Know Dentists Can Help Diagnose Diabetes?

Dentists Can Diagnose Diabetes? Dentists diagnose & treat a myriad of oral health maladies, but bet you didn’t think your dentist could diagnose diabetes – or at least help to do so. As if we need another reason to keep up our normal thrice yearly dental visits, here comes recent news out of Columbia University […]

Is There A Connection Between Gum Disease & Overall Health?

The Connection Between Gum Disease & Overall Health Gum disease is much more common than you might think, and whats of so much concern is the connection between gum disease and overall health. Recent research has indicated a correlation between gum disease and overall health problems like diabetes, stroke, osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and heart disease. […]

3 Yummy Snack Substitutes That Won’t Rot Kid’s Teeth

Sugary Snacks Affect Oral & Overall Health…& Grades Are you packing the right type of snacks in your children’s lunchbox? How about that afternoon snack after they get home from school? If kids don’t know any better they could find themselves reaching for sugary snacks instead of healthier options. Maybe your child has a serious […]

What Happens to Your Brain If You Don’t Take Care of Your Teeth?

Taking care of our teeth is essential to staying healthy. But what are the consequences if we don’t? Unhealthy teeth turn yellow and become painful, which ultimately leads to more visits to the dentist, which many of us find so scary. Most of us underestimate the importance of dental health. Do you want to be […]

How Are Diabetes & Dental Health Related?

Are Diabetes & Dental Health Connected? “Both gum disease and diabetes are chronic diseases, and they both make each other worse.” November is American Diabetes Month Diabetes is a chronic disease which affects our body’s ability to process sugar. The resulting high blood sugar can cause problems with your eyes, nerves, kidneys, heart and other […]

Do We Have A Taste For Fat?

Is Fat Our New Sixth Taste? Our taste buds identify five primary tastes – bitter, salty, sour, sweet and umami (or savory). But recent news may have us identifying a sixth, new taste…oleogustas. In Latin, “oleogustus” translates to “a taste for fat.” And according to this post from Purdue University, there is new evidence of […]

Your Dentist Can Detect More Than Cavities

Get Screened for Oral Cancer 48,000 Americans will be diagnosed with oral cancer this year. If you’ve used tobacco or had a history of HPV, you’re at a higher risk of contracting oral cancer. Fortunately, it can be detected early. Your dentist can be the key to your diagnosis. 6 Symptoms of Oral Cancer CONSULT […]

Gum Disease & The Infection Connection

Somerset NJ Dentist Shares The Gum Disease Infection Connection Gum disease is more common than you may think, it has been reported that 3 out of every 4 Americans have signs of mild periodontal disease or gingivitis. There is a lot of recent research in the area of gum disease, with particular concentration on the connection […]