Based on a recent CDC survey, 39.5 percent of men aged 18 to 64 likely didn’t go to the dentist in 2015 (the most recent data available). In general, women tend to be more diligent about going to the dentist, and many wives quickly become frustrated if their husbands skip their appointments.More
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics has declared March to by National Nutrition Month. This makes it a great time to focus on how your eating habits affect your health and overall well-being, and why making smart choices is so important.More
Halloween is an exciting time of year for children, families, and even adults who enjoy dressing up for the annual festivities, like trick-or-treating. While most of the emphasis is on candy and costumes, it’s also important to take a moment to focus on safety.More
October is National Dental Hygiene Month, so we, as your Dallas area dentists, want to take a moment to go over the four activities you should do every day to keep your teeth, gums, and mouth healthy.More
World Heart Day is a special event where we all come together to focus on what it takes to maintain a healthy heart and a strong cardiovascular system. While many people think this is only something that their doctor can help with, your Dallas dentist also plays a large role in the health of your heart.More
If you have gum disease, also referred to as gingivitis or periodontal disease, you are not alone. According the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), almost half of Americans 30 years-old or older have gum disease. If you are over 65, your risk for gum disease is even higher, over 70%. At the same time, symptoms of gum disease should not be ignored. Early diagnosis and treatment are important to your overall health.More
Ask any dentist, and they’ll say mouth guards are essential when playing sports. Why? Of all the oral injuries they see every year, 13 to 39% are sports-related. Furthermore, the National Youth Sports Foundation for Safety finds that athletes who fail to wear mouth guards are 60 times more likely to experience a dental injury.
Sports can lead to collisions with other players, the ground, and flying objects like balls and bats. Wearing a mouth guard prevents many possible injuries to the face and mouth – chipped or broken teeth and jaw bones, root damage, and cuts to soft tissues. They’re especially designed to cover and absorb impact to the upper teeth, where 80% of all dental injuries occur.More
When people think of dental care, they often think of teeth. But healthy teeth are only part of the equation. The tissues and bone that surround your teeth, including your gums, are critically important to your overall dental health.
You may be thinking, “There’s no way I could have gum disease. My mouth feels fine.” But gum disease often shows no obvious symptoms and doesn’t cause pain – so many people have it and don’t know it. Nearly half of adults age 30 or older have some form of periodontal (gum) disease. And, nearly 70 percent of adults age 65 and older have it, according to the CDC.More
You know you should take care of your teeth to prevent problems like cavities and bad breath. Perhaps you brush your teeth quickly each morning as part of your routine, but don’t think much about it. You may assume that as long as your teeth don’t hurt, you don’t need to worry too much about your dental health.
But your dental health affects your overall health. In fact, for some people, it may even be the difference between life and death. That’s because recent studies have shown that poor dental health may increase your risk of heart attack, stroke, and other cardiovascular problems.More
Each January, millions of people resolve to change their lives for the better in the new year. Often, their goals involve losing weight, getting more exercise, or similar healthy habits.
But there is one resolution that could truly improve your health and your life in many ways – no gym required. It’s a resolution for good dental health.
Not only can a healthy mouth improve your physical well-being, but it can also give you more confidence to help you achieve other positive change in your life. Are you giving your mouth the respect it deserves?More