Mediastinitis and Dental Abscesses

The area between your lungs is referred to as the mediastinum, containing your heart, windpipe and esophagus. When this area becomes inflamed, this results in a condition called mediastinitis, which has been linked to dental abscess. Individuals facing this condition may experience shortness of breath, chills and/or fever. How are mediastinitis and dental abscesses linked,…

Dental Care and Respiratory Health

According to the CDC, respiratory illnesses are the fourth leading cause of death in the United States. New research on respiratory health is strongly suggesting that bacteria found in your mouth can inflame your airways, as well as create other breathing problems. According to United Concordia, studies have shown the bacteria resulting from periodontitis may…

The Connection Between Oral Healthcare and Brain Function

We all know that brushing and flossing daily may prevent tooth loss, decay and gingivitis. However, did you know that these oral hygiene practices may affect your brain health and function as well? Ongoing research has shown a possible link between memory loss and oral health. Our mouths contain billions (yes, billions!) of both good…

What is Periodontal Disease? Tips to Maintain Proper Oral Hygiene

Are you experiencing swollen and puffy red gums that often bleed, and pain while chewing? Unfortunately, these are the tell-tale signs of periodontal disease. If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, it’s best to make an appointment with the Dentist right away to prevent further damage, such as tooth loss. According to the CDC, nearly…

How Oral Hygiene May Affect Your Pregnancy

When finding out about your pregnancy, there are many precautions you are encouraged to take, such as avoiding undercooked fish or meat, alcohol and unpasteurized dairy products. Along with these precautions, one that may be overlooked is maintaining proper oral hygiene! When you become pregnant, your body starts to experience many changes. One of these…

Make No Bones About It…Dental Care is Important!

If you have Osteoporosis, you’re not alone. In the United States, more than 53 million people are affected by the disease! Osteoporosis is a condition in which the body is unable to keep up with new bone creation when older bones are damaged or fractured. This disease affects both men and women, mainly affecting bones…

Oral Hygiene and Heart Health…What’s the Connection?

Our mouths are the perfect breeding ground for germs and bacteria! The moisture in our mouths creates the perfect environment for bacteria to thrive and multiply. Did you know that on average, a typical human mouth contains about 7 million bacteria, exceeding the number of people who live on earth? We don’t know about you,…

The Effects of Oral Hygiene on Overall Health

We’ve all heard that neglecting proper oral hygiene could result in bad breath, pesky stains, and a build-up of tartar and plaque. However, did you know that proper oral hygiene is essential to maintaining your overall health, and ensuring other organs in your body are healthy and strong? Implementing proper oral hygiene into your every-day…

How does dental health affect the immune system?

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Oral health is more important than most people realize! According to the Mayo Clinic, an unhealthy mouth may increase your risk of serious health problems, which can weaken your immune system. Do you know our mouths and are full of bacteria? If untreated, this bacteria can cause disease, inflammation, and/or pain. Regular checkups and professional…