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Oral Health and Systemic Health


Dental health can no longer be viewed as separate from overall health. Studies show a very strong correlation between periodontal disease and several of the leading causes of death, including heart disease, cancer, lung diseases, diabetes, and stroke.



Tension Headaches

Tension headaches are the most common form of headache that can vary in range from mild pain to debilitating agony. This pain can last anywhere from a few hours to several months. The cause is mostly unknown, but we are aware of the triggers that elicit the pain to begin. Due to the nature of these headaches, there is a wide range of pain sensations a person can feel, from tightness around the head to neck stiffness. Read more for common causes, symptoms, and treatments for tension type headaches.


Super Green Detox Smoothie Recipe

Winter is here! With short, cold days, and the fear of new influenza strains. Many of us struggle with sickness and lack of energy during this daunting season. Here is an easy (and delicious!) recipe for a very green smoothie that is guaranteed to boost your energy and immune system.


Human Papillomavirus (HPV) and Vaccine Safety

What is HPV?

HPV is umbrella term for over 150 closely related viruses. Some HPV types lead to rash and warts, others can lead to cancer. Both men and women are susceptible to HPV cancer of the mouth, throat, anus, and rectum. Men can develop penile HPV cancer, and women can develop cervical, vaginal, and vulvar HPV cancer. Cervical HPV cancer is the most common and if left untreated, it can lead to infertility among other complications.


Committing to Total Wellness

Being healthy goes far beyond losing weight to fit into your favorite dress for a friend’s wedding, or looking great for your high school reunion. It’s about being mindful of everyday choices we make regarding our eating habits, sleeping patterns, exercise, and more. Let’s look at a few easily forgotten, but essential steps we can take to live with whole-body health.


Chemotherapy and Oral Health


Chemotherapy is used to treat cancer. While it targets cancer cells, it can also have negative effects on normal, healthy cells. Since chemotherapy and radiation treatment target rapidly growing cells, treatment will target cells in the mouth and can adversely affect the healthy balance of naturally occurring oral bacteria. Before beginning treatment, it is important to know that side effects in the mouth can be serious and may even lead to delay or termination of chemotherapy treatment.