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.
Vertical dimension of occlusion, VDO, is defined as the relationship between the maxillary (top) and mandibular (bottom) teeth in a closed mouth. Loss of VDO can result in premature aging of the face as the bite becomes collapsed.
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 […]
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.
Starting a new habit is tricky, but studies show that if you exercise in the morning, key hormones that help in building muscle and establishing new habits are peeking in those morning hours. This makes it more likely for you to see results and maintain a healthy routine.
Are you wondering why your teeth seem to have a yellow hue? You may be a candidate for teeth whitening products! Before you jump into buying all the products available, there are some important things to consider.
Baby teeth are just as important as permanent teeth. Read more to find out why and when to begin caring for your child’s teeth!
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 […]
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 […]
Overview 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 […]