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Healthy Tips
  • Can pets licking your mouth contribute to gum disease?

Many people believe that gum disease is simply caused by poor oral hygiene. But did you know that it is actually a communicable infection?

That means that when you come share mouth bacteria with people who have gum disease, or allow your pet to lick your mouth, you’re increasing your risk of developing gum disease. read more

Bodily piercings are very common. It’s likely that you or a friend has a body piercing. Although not entirely common, about 5% of young adults have oral piercings. These piercings may be a form of self-expression, but they also pose a threat to health.

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  • Tonsillolith

Do you dread bad breath? Perhaps it is something you’ve struggled with in the past, or something that haunts you still today. Bad breath can be extremely embarrassing when talking face-to-face with others, or when going for a kiss with your partner.

Oral hygiene is a major factor in bad breath, but sometimes people with great oral hygiene (who brush twice daily, floss, and even brush their tongue) are still plagued by halitosis. One possible explanation may be tonsil stones, or tonsilloliths. read more

  • Stop Oral Cancer

Cancer can take many forms. Most of us are very aware of lung, prostate, and breast cancer, which are the three most commonly diagnosed cancers in the United States. However, cancers of the head and neck are on the rise. One of the best ways you can prevent oral cancer, or catch it early on, is knowing the signs and symptoms, and being aware of the factors that increase your risk of oral cancer. read more

Exercise does the body good, right? It turns out the answer isn’t the simple “yes.” A new study, published by the Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports, found that too much exercising may have a negative impact on oral health. read more

  • Toothbrushes

Did you know that you should be changing your toothbrush every three months? This means that you should be switching it at least one extra time between your routine appointments (or more, if you are not seeing the dentist every six months). read more

  • Electric versus manual toothbrush

Advertisements for electric toothbrushes are becoming more common, with the toothbrushes touting an increasing amount of features. The big question is: are they really that much better than their manual counterpart? read more

  • Apple Cider Vinegar

Home remedies for various health problems are quite common. In some cases, they are backed by scientific evidence, while others are purely anecdotal. One alternative health practice that is gaining popularity is consuming apple cider vinegar. Whether supported by science or not, people praise apple cider vinegar as a method to treat acne, fight diabetes, stimulate weight loss, and help prevent cancer. Few people, however, are aware of the effects of using apple cider vinegar in regard to teeth. read more

  • Cup of hot chocolate

Cold weather calls for warm drinks. It’s the season for speciality coffee or hot chocolate, tea, hot apple cider, or maybe even a hot toddy. But many, if not all, of these drinks can harm your teeth with their sugary contents, or stain your teeth with their dark color. We don’t think that should stop you from enjoying that warm cup of joe, though! Here are a few tips we suggest to enjoy your sips, without the stains. read more

  • Anti Inflammatory Foods

We all know that eating healthy helps ward off obesity and a variety of diseases. However, research also shows that eating certain foods can help prevent tooth loss. Studies have shown that people who ate an anti-inflammatory diet were less prone to tooth loss. read more