For those who want to take care of their oral health, a family dentist or personal dentist is the best bet. The number of dental visits each year varies from person to person. People with a high risk of cavities or gum disease may need to see their dentist multiple times a year. Someone who rarely gets cavities and has an overall healthy mouth may require one visit a year for cleaning. [Read More]
Osteoporosis: Put Your Bone Health Where Your Mouth Is
According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, roughly 8 million American women have osteoporosis, a disease that is characterized by weak and brittle bones as the result of decreased bone mass. If you are in menopause, your primary care physician may recommend a bone density scan to evaluate your bone health, but did you know that some early signs of osteoporosis may first be detected by your dentist? Find out how, and learn what you should do to preserve your bone and dental health. [Read More]
Gummy Smile? Here's A Look At Treatments Your Dentist May Recommend
When you smile, do you feel like you see more gums than teeth? Some people are born with gummy smiles, and for others, it is the result of excessive gum tissue growth or a wearing away of the teeth. There's generally no medical reason why a gummy smile needs to be addressed, but if you don't like its appearance, a dentist who specializes in cosmetic dentistry may use one or more of the following treatments to make your teeth the center of attention again. [Read More]
How Does Oral Health Affect The Rest Of The Body?
Because your mouth is full of bacteria, both harmless and malicious, at all times, the health of the rest of your body is affected by your oral health. Your oral health, in turn, is affected by health issues from diseases and disorders that inhibit your immune system and its ability to fight bacterial infections. While maintaining good oral health is important for everyone, it is especially important for those who are most vulnerable to infection because of compromised overall health from specific diseases and disorders. [Read More]