20 February 2015
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What Are Partial Dentures?

What Are Partial Dentures?   We’ve all heard of dentures, but what about partial dentures? The latter is defined by the American Dental Association as removable “replacement teeth attached to pink or gum-colored plastic bases.” Your dentist may design partial dentures for you depending on what you require, which can include metal framework and clasps […]


18 February 2015
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Flabby Gums: Worse Than Flabby Abs?

Flabby Gums: Worse Than Flabby Abs?   Dental health isn’t just about the state of pearly whites, it’s also about how gums are faring. “Gum health can be assessed with a calibrated dental instrument,” says Martin Hogan, DDS, Loyola University Medical Center. “The pocket between the gum and the tooth or root is measured. Dentists […]


16 February 2015
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February is Children’s Dental Health Month

February is Children’s Dental Health Month   Each February the American Dental Association sponsors Children’s Dental Health Month, with the aim to raise awareness about the importance of dental health for kids. Check out the latest statistics on children’s oral health, as well as a few tips for ensuring a lifetime of healthy dental habits […]


8 February 2015
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Medications and Cavities: The Link

Medications and Cavities: The Link   The onset of numerous cavities in older adults often seems surprising, especially if these cavity sufferers haven’t had any in years. The American Dental Association notes we can enter a “second round” of cavities in our golden years, with dry mouth the most common cause. Dry mouth is frequently […]


6 February 2015
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Job Type Can Affect Susceptibility to Oral Cancer

Job Type Can Affect Susceptibility to Oral Cancer   Ever thought about your job in relation to oral cancer? Certain jobs increase our risk of oral cancer, including those that require excessive time in the sun, consumption of processed foods, serious alcohol intake and exposure to cigarette smoke. A study by the British Dental Health […]

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