23 July 2015
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The Health Consequences of Severe Dental Anxiety

Serious DA, or dental anxiety, in adults results in a number of health issues. Recent studies from the Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg that involved 3,500 participants found DA and subsequent dental care avoidance is linked with appearance dissatisfaction, depression, general anxiety, and poorer quality of life in relation to oral health. “People with severe […]


22 July 2015
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Diabetes and Dental Health

Living with diabetes means effectively managing your symptoms at all times lest you face the unpleasant consequences. Approximately 2.9 million Americans have diabetes, with 1.7 million cases diagnosed each year. Diabetes affects the body’s ability to process sugar. Those with Type 1 diabetes suffer from decreased insulin production, while those with Type 2 do not […]


20 July 2015
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New Study Indicates Serious Regret Over Bad Brushing Habits

A recent British dental health study found–unsurprisingly–that two thirds of those over age 55 regret not taking better care of their teeth when they were younger. Men tend to regret their dental health choices more than women, which supports previous research indicating men do not go to the dentist or take steps for optimal dental […]


17 July 2015
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National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research Launching Study Concerning E-Cigarette Effects on Oral Health

The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research is accepting applications now through July 28 for research on the potential dental health effects of electronic cigarettes. The effects of traditional tobacco cigarettes and similar products are well-known, however little information currently exists regarding how electronic cigarettes or “e-cigs” affect teeth and gums. The institute cites […]


10 July 2015
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Ketchup: Favorite Summer Condiment, Bad For Teeth

According to the British Dental Association, ketchup is the number one condiment in the UK. Barbecue sauce, mayonnaise, chili, mustard, and brown sauce follow in terms of favorites. While ketchup may help food taste that much better, it’s no friend to teeth. Brands such as Heinz, for example, sell ketchup that’s significantly high in sugar, […]

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