Health Information

Eating Disorders

According to the National Eating Disorders Association, more than 10 million Americans are affected by serious eating disorders such as anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating. Eating disorders can affect a person’s oral health because of food restriction. Lack of nutrients that promote oral health … Read more about Eating Disorders

Fertility

Women’s fertility is linked to oral health. The success of conceiving a child is linked to how well you take care of your teeth and gums. A professor at the University of Western Australia compared the effect of gum disease on conception to be the same order of magnitude as the effect of … Read more about Fertility

Flossing

Flossing is a commonly overlooked measure of good dental hygiene. Flossing helps rid the mouth of food and bacteria where your toothbrush can’t reach. This includes the area between the teeth and just under the gum line. Daily flossing is recommended to keep your mouth as healthy as possible and to … Read more about Flossing

Gum Disease

Oral health complications are systemic—they affect the rest of your body. But what about what’s going on right inside your mouth if you don’t take care of it? According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), gum disease affects almost half of all adults over the age of 30. And, since the risk of … Read more about Gum Disease

Heart Attack

Gum disease may in fact be linked to heart attacks. Heart disease is the number one killer of both men and women in the United States. Preventative measures should be taken in regards to the health of your gums. Keeping your gums healthy and treating gum disease can decrease the impact of coronary … Read more about Heart Attack

Liver Disease

Oral health has an impact on overall health and disease. Liver disease is any disturbance of liver function that causes illness. The underlying causes are viral infections, alcohol abuse, and lipid and carbohydrate metabolic disorders. Untreated oral diseases can lead to infections and may cause … Read more about Liver Disease

Memory

One study published by the European Journal of Oral Health revealed a correlation between the number of teeth you have lost and how it affects your memory and cognitive abilities. Memories are formed by sensory impulses, which are produced by the movement of the jaw. People who have fewer … Read more about Memory

Mouth Sores

A mouth ulcer is the erosion or loss of a layer of delicate tissue that lines the inside of your mouth (mucous membrane). Prior to the ulcers appearing, you may experience a tingling or burning sensation. In most cases, ulcers are harmless and clear up within a few days with no need for medical … Read more about Mouth Sores