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If you are expecting a baby or would like to be soon, visit your family dental center as part of your efforts to be a healthy mom and have a healthy baby. Even before you're expecting, maintaining or improving your oral health is an important part of a healthier you, so that you can be a healthy mom. Also, since x-rays, anesthetic and some healthcare procedures should be limited for expectant...
February is National Heart Disease Awareness Month, in recognition of the fact that heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. This month is dedicated to raising awareness about heart disease and increasing knowledge about prevention. But did you know that better dental health can help improve your heart health? "Research shows a close connection between gum disease and...
Headaches are one of the most common symptoms of a TMJ (temporomandibular joint) problem. Tension headaches are the most common type of headache, and the TMJ headache is a tension type of headache. It is often described as a feeling of wearing a hat two sizes too small, with pain in a ring around the head, or as a migraine headache. There are a few TMJ-related causes for tension headaches....
When you abide by the rules of what to eat and what not to eat when wearing braces, you're doing yourself a favor. Your orthodontist gives you dietary guidelines for a reason. When you are wearing braces, it is important to avoid certain foods that can damage the orthodontic appliances, brackets, and wires, which may cause delays in treatment. The key rule is: nothing hard, sticky or chewy! Here'...
You may have gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, if you answer yes to one or more of the following questions. Do your gums bleed easily? Healthy gums do not bleed! Are your gums red, swollen or tender? Have your gums pulled away from the teeth? Do you suffer from persistent bad breath or a bad taste in your mouth? Are your permanent teeth loose or separating?...

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