Oral Health

Smelling Bad Breath Behind Your Mask? Here’s Why

By now you’re probably used to wearing a mask every time you leave the house. It’s just part of your routine. Wearing a mask has a few benefits including reducing the spread of COVID-19, helping you go shopping in your pajamas without getting recognized by someone you know, and keeping your face warm during [...]

Keep Getting Food Stuck in Your Teeth? It’s Time to See the Dentist

You might think that getting food stuck in your teeth isn’t a big deal. Employ a toothpick or maybe some dental floss and you can get it out. That’s true, but if you regularly get food stuck in your teeth, it could be a sign of serious problems with your teeth, problems that require the [...]

Gum Disease Linked to High Blood Pressure

A new study shows that people with gum disease are more likely to have high blood pressure, also called hypertension. Although the study was conducted in Italy, it’s based on data from the US. It reminds us that oral hygiene--including regular checkups and professional cleanings--does more than protect your teeth. It can [...]

Your Teeth Record Everything in Your Environment

A new field of environmental science is using teeth to track people’s chemical exposure to hazardous substances over their life. Although this procedure is primarily designed to help improve our environmental standards and track down dangerous pollution, it also reminds us of the wisdom of holistic dentistry. Everything you do has an [...]

People with Diabetes Are Less Likely to Visit the Dentist

The Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA) released a surprising study at the end of March. After reviewing the data, they found the surprising fact that people with diabetes or prediabetes were less likely to make regular dental visits than people without diabetes. This was despite the fact that diabetes can [...]