We often say “the mouth is the window to the body.” Keeping it healthy is critical, and that couldn’t be more true this year.
Gum Disease Linked with COVID-19 Complications.
According to recent studies, regular teeth brushing and proper oral care plays a big role in fighting COVID-19. A study of more than 500 people showed a correlation with severe COVID-19 reactions. Those with gum […]
We all have that person in our lives that has everything, and finding a Christmas gift for them seems impossible. Well, why not consider a gift that may wow them and benefit their dental health!? Here are some ideas that are trending in the dental realm:
A waterpik flosser tool—these are game changers for people with braces, bridges, or retainers
Electric toothbrushes with app and additional features—built in timers, blue light […]
November is Mouth Cancer Awareness month, a national dental holiday dedicated to education involving oral cancer.
According to the Mouth Cancer Foundation, over 650,000 people (about half the population of Hawaii) are affected each year by the disease. Men are twice as likely to suffer from this cancer, and the tongue and tonsils are the most common places the cancer grows. Because awareness about mouth cancers is often low, most patients don’t know what […]
Don’t get spooked this Halloween with an emergency visit to the dentist! Now listen. We don’t expect ya’ll to skip the Halloween treats altogether, but there are some reasonable ways to avoid an unwanted dental bill and the extra pain associated with a cracked tooth or filling.
Although dental fillings, sealants and crowns are tough enough to withstand cavities, they aren’t indestructible. They can become loose if taffy, caramel, jawbreakers, or popcorn kernels get stuck in […]
What does oral health have to do with the rest of my body? Aren’t they totally unrelated?
Oddly, no. Poor oral health can greatly increase the risk of all sorts of ailments: heart disease, diabetes, cancer, digestive issues and even a shortened life span. The most current research even shows connections between oral health and brain activity, such as dementia. According to the World Health Organization report done in 2022, “Severe periodontal disease—chronic inflammation of and […]
If you are disgusted by the thought of germs or bacteria filled mouths, going to the dentist might be a trip to dread. It’s a fair concern, so let’s address those lingering fears. Rest assured, instruments and equipment must undergo rigorous sterilization procedures. In fact, some dental tools are for single use only and get tossed after one procedure. For the non-disposable items like mouth mirrors, drills, forceps and scalers, special machines called auto claves(steam […]