Archive for the ‘ Oral Health Is Overall Health ’ Category

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 […]

6 Tips for Keeping New Years Resolutions

Making & Keeping New Year’s Resolutions How are your resolutions coming along? What sounds completely doable on the first day of the new year can sometimes be downright impossibly to adhere to come Spring…or the middle of January for that matter. We’ve decided to share this video in case you need some help keeping your […]

Is Red Wine Good for Your Teeth?

Does Red Wine Help Prevent Cavities? According to this article by the American Chemical Society, a new study has found that red wine, as well as grape seed extract, could potentially help prevent cavities. Surely any food or drink that can help prevent cavities is good for our teeth right? It seems both red wine […]