Healthy mouth, healthy body

The importance of periodontal health to general health Article By Roberta Codemo, Full article click here The mouth serves as a gateway to the body. There is a connection between oral health and general health. Our mouth can tell us whether we’re at risk for...

What You Eat Affects Your Teeth

Your mouth, teeth, and gums are more than just tools for eating. They’re essential for chewing and swallowing—the first steps in the digestion process. Your mouth is your body’s initial point of contact with the nutrients you consume. So what you put in your mouth...

The Top 7 Risk Factors for Oral Cancer

You know your dentist is looking for cavities during regular check-ups, but you may not realize your dentist can screen for cancer at the same time. It’s estimated that approximately 49,750 people will be diagnosed with oral cancer and cancers of the throat, tonsils...

8 Non-Dairy, Calcium-Rich Foods for Your Teeth

For those who are dairy intolerant, vegan, etc. Here are some non-dairy options to get calcium in your diet to help strengthen your teeth and bones. Caring for your teeth means more than brushing and cleaning between them every day. It also means paying attention to...

How to Be Mindful Sitting in the Dentist Chair

Many people are fearful of dental procedures. Whether it is the noise of the hand pieces or the trauma from a previous bad experience, it keep them from seeking regular dental care. Here are some tips that may help ease those fears. Meditation for Real Life By DAVID...

7 Things You Need To Know About Your Teeth As You Age

As far as body parts go, teeth are pretty low-maintenance. You can keep them happy and healthy with just 4 minutes of brushing—2 minutes, twice a day—and the occasional dentist checkup. But those simple steps become more challenging as we age. And that's a problem,...

Health Tip: Keep Teeth Healthy During the Holidays

By Diana Kohnle, HealthDay Reporter (HealthDay News) -- Holiday favorite foods can wreak havoc on your teeth, so take care to protect your smile. The American Dental Association recommends: Floss after eating the holiday turkey or ham, which can lodge between teeth....

Should You Bother to Floss Your Teeth?

Flossing isn't usually seen as an enjoyable activity. Fifty-five percent of Americans, in fact, would rather wash dishes, sit in traffic, wait in a checkout line, or even clean the toilet than floss, according to a 2015 survey from the American Academy of...

How Your Dentist Can Save Your Heart

Put off the dentist and your smile isn’t the only thing that can suffer: Poor oral hygiene could hurt your heart health, suggests a new study from Finland. After examining the teeth and the arteries of more than 500 people, the researchers discovered that those need...

Avoid Halloween Candy Overload with Switch Witchery

The scariest part of Halloween is the prospect of her little one munching his way through his enormous candy haul. The good news: The solution just flew in on her broomstick. By Debbie Koenig I'm inviting the Switch Witch over for Halloween this year, but she won't...

Cancer and Dental Health

More than one-third of all cancer patients develop complications that affect the mouth, according to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research. These mild to severe side effects can include mouth sores, infection, dry mouth, sensitive gums and jaw...

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Five Worst Foods For Your Teeth and Gums

You may be familiar with the best foods to eat to keep your teeth and gums in tip-top shape and to help reduce your risk for gum disease. Just as there are great foods for your teeth, there are also foods that really do a number on them, putting you at an increased...

How to Properly Floss Your Teeth

As one of TV’s great doctors put it: Everybody lies. What’s one thing people are most likely to lie about? Whether they actually floss or not. Flossing has gotten a reputation as being a not so pleasant task. But, you need to floss your teeth to take the best care of...

Government, ADA recognize importance of flossing

August 02, 2016, By Michelle Manchir Cleaning between teeth with floss and the use of other tools such as interdental brushes is an important oral hygiene practice and, along with professional cleanings and tooth brushing, has been shown to disrupt and remove plaque,...

Crest Healthier Smiles Project | Shakespeare

TOOTH PAIN IS NO REASON TO MISS OUT ‘Tis a fact. When ye teeth hurteth, thy grades suffereth. Translation: Kids with poor oral health are nearly 3X more likely to miss school. * Luckily, poor oral health is preventable with a good oral care routine that starts with...

Oral Cancer Awareness Month

We screen all adult patients, with and without risk factors, twice a year using the newest in Oral Cancer screening technology, Velscope.  Screening with Velscope is easy and non-invasive.  It is able to detect dysplastic cells below the top layer.  This allows for...

The Three-Way Street

Two decades of biomedical and dental detective work have linked obesity, diabetes, and periodontal (gum) disease. A triangular relationship - Obesity can intensify infections, such as periodontal (gum) disease, cytokines produced by fat cells are known to trigger...

INVADERS & the Body’s defenses

Gum Disease illustrates how local infections may have systemic consequences. Infection and inflammation in the mouth have been linked to a variety of systemic conditions, including pregnancy complications, type 2 diabetes, heart disease and stroke.   Recent national...

Oral Disease & Osteoporosis

ORAL DISEASE & OSTEOPOROSIS BY JEAN WACTAWSKI-WENDE From: ORAL AND WHOLE BODY HEALTH JOHN SOARES IS BONE LOSS from oral infection associated with osteoporosis? Research on osteoporosis and oral bone loss has shown a fairly consistent relationship, including a recent...

INVISALIGN® Treatable Cases

Whatever your particular issue, your doctor will create a treatment plan just for you. From mild cases of crooked teeth and protruding teeth, to much more difficult dental problems involving serious malocclusion, overbite, or underbite, Invisalign® effectively...

Braces vs. Invisalign Teen

Let’s face it. With school, sports, dating, and hanging out with friends, getting metal braces is not at the top of your list of favorite things to do. Guess what? With Invisalign Teen®, you can straighten your teeth without metal wires and brackets getting in the...

5 Reasons to wear a MouthGuard

1. Reduce a chance of confusion. 2. Protects jaw joints against injury. 3. Protects soft tissues from injury. 4. Cushions teeth against impact. 5. Helps prevent injuries to the jaws and...

Mouth Matters

Check this dental infographic to help you educate your patients on the importance of good dental hygiene. Did you know that 90% of life-threatening diseases have some oral symptoms?  Or that the earliest toothbrush was used in China around 1600 BC? Originally...

Score your Smile: Oral Health Assessment Forms

Use this chart to find out whether you're doing a great job or a not-so-great job with your oral hygiene. Download and print this form for an easy reference.   conferences and banquets valentino shoesEp Pro WOMEN'S 19 STRETCH MICRO TWILL SKORTWhat to Wear if you are...

Top 40 Under 40 Magazine Spread

Benco Dental's magazine Incisal Edge: Top 40 Dentists in the Country under 40! Congratulations to Dr. Gina Marcus, DMD, PA! We are so proud of you! ..."Operatory LIGHTS, Intraoral CAMERA, Dental ACTION!..."...

Shocking Diseases Dentists Find First

This is an excellent summary of the things we are screening for in our patient's mouths!! We are checking our patients for all of these systemic diseases, cancer and more. This is why "Just a check-up" is in the past and comprehensive preventative dentistry is our...

FAQ: 6 Rules for Brushing Kids’ Teeth

Interesting and useful article Posted by Dr. Claire McCarthy; about brushing children's teeth. Gina Marcus. As a pediatrician, I talk about brushing teeth all the time. It's such an ordinary, obvious thing to do--and yet it turns out that people have lots of...

Our Mouths, Ourselves

As the relationship between the mouth and the rest of the body becomes clearer, dental professionals, doctors, and patients will need to rethink the term "oral health". The fields of dentistry and medicine have traditionally been worlds apart.  In light of the growing...

Teamwork Collage

We spent the day learning how our Soft Tissue Management program helps our patients achieve dental health! We love treating our patients...

What to do in a REAL Dental Emergency

The difference between saving or losing a knocked out tooth is what you do in the first 30 minutes. It's a Knock Out! Hold the tooth by the crown (NOT the root) and rinse off the root in water.  Do NOT remove any attached tissue.  Gently place and hold the tooth back...

Keep Bad Breath at Bay – 10 Tips

10 Easy steps to keeping your breath fresh 1.  The basics - Practice good oral hygiene.  This includes brushing after meals, flossing once a day, having regular professional cleanings with your dental hygienist or professional to remove the cavity causing and gum...

Top 10 Reasons to Wear a MouthGuard

10.  They come in all different colors 9.  Smart Athletes wear them in EVERY sport 8.  They prevent injuries that can send you to the emergency room and keep you from finishing the game 7.  They are cheaper than restoring a damaged tooth 6.  They prevent cuts and...

Can Kissing Affect Your Oral Health?

It's a hot topic of conversation between patients and their dentist.  I have been asked this question time and time again!  There are risks of benefits for each and every decision we make.  In this case, there is bad news along with the good. Saliva helps us to...

Periodontal Scaling and Root Planing

What is scaling and root planing? Scaling and Root Planing is a gum therapy that removes contaminated debris, calculus (tartar), pus, and bacteria deep below the gum line in periodontal pockets. We follow the most effective protocol of soft tissue management which...