Never have heartburn? That doesn't mean you don't have acid reflux. The good news is that if you have acid reflux, your dentist can detect symptoms of this disease during your regular oral examination.
Did you know that gum disease – and not the aging process – is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults? Good oral health habits and a healthy lifestyle can help you keep your gums healthy and your smile bright for a lifetime.
Boomers are especially vulnerable to developing Type 2 diabetes, osteoporosis and heart disease. Researchers believe that symptoms of these diseases can manifest themselves in the mouth - making dentists key in diagnosing these diseases.
Proper dental care can maintain or increase an Alzheimer's patient's quality of life. Taking time to brush, floss, inspect his teeth and see his dentist on a regular basis should be top priorities.
The risks of developing diabetes, osteoporosis and heart disease increase with age. Since symptoms of these conditions can manifest in the mouth, dentists may be key in diagnosing the diseases.
Learn about types of dentures, how to care for them and alternatives to dentures.
Studies show that diabetics are more susceptible to the development of oral infections and periodontal disease. Oral infections tend to be more severe in diabetic patients than non-diabetic patients.
You’re probably aware that diabetes can cause problems with your eyes, nerves, kidneys, heart and other parts of your body. What you may not know is that diabetics are more susceptible to developing oral infections and gum disease than those who do not have diabetes.
Did you know that medications are the most common cause of dry mouth? Learn how to relieve the symptoms.
According to the CDC, heart disease is America’s number one killer. But did you know that heart disease and oral health are linked?
Always tell your dentist about any medications and supplements you are taking, even herbal supplements and alternative medicines. Everything you ingest, even vitamins, causes a certain reaction and could affect your oral health.
Dental implants — artificial replacements for natural teeth/roots — are an alternative to partial and full dentures or bridges.
If you haven't talked to your dentist lately about what medications you're taking, you should. From over-the-counter antihistamines to prescribed blood pressure regulators, many medications can cause side effects that negatively affect oral health.
Your dentist can perform a screening for oral cancer, which is most frequently found on the tongue, the floor of the mouth, soft palate tissues in back of the tongue, lips, and gums. Early detection and treatment is essential.
If you’re a woman, your dentist may be the first health professional to suspect you have osteoporosis — and refer you to a physician before the disease advances.
The best way to prevent gum disease? Daily brushing and flossing, of course! Scheduling regular dental appointments, eating a healthy diet and other preventive steps can help, too.
The Washington Post recently published an article citing three studies that demonstrated a correlation between gum (periodontal) disease and Alzheimer's disease.
Seniors’ oral health concerns may be different than those of younger people, but good oral hygiene and regular dentist visits remain just as important.
If you’ve been diagnosed with gum disease, you'll need treatment beyond a regular cleaning. Learn more about both non-surgical and surgical procedures that can be used to treat gum disease.
Gum disease, or periodontal disease, is a bacterial infection that causes inflammation of the gums and surrounding tissue. It is the major cause of about 70 percent of adult tooth loss.