Category: Preventative

Why Fluoride? The Good, the Bad, and the Facts

November 1, 2016

If you’ve been to a dentist or shopped for toothpaste, you’re familiar with fluoride. It’s one of those words like “anesthesia” that we don’t think about much, but we are sure a lot better off for having it around. The use of fluoride has resulted in a well-documented decline of cavities and tooth decay. But there are still folks who question its use. Here’s what we know about fluoride as a tool for dental health. Read More

Oral Cancer & HPV: A Doctor's Perspective

April 14, 2015

Thanks to Turville Bay physician Michelle Mackay for this guest blog post. Find more information here. Read More

Have you had your oral cancer screening this year?

April 1, 2015

April is oral cancer awareness month, and your local First Choice dentist is ready to provide your oral cancer screening — free of charge! Read More

Heart & Dental Health Go Hand in Hand

January 22, 2015

February 1 is near, marking the beginning of American Heart Month, which of course focuses on heart health. Pictured above, Pearl E. White found a loving pal at Madison's American Heart Walk, where First Choice Dental was a sponsor Read More

Is dental health linked to heart health?

October 13, 2014

October is National Dental Hygiene month. Now and throughout the year, it’s a great time to remember to take great care of your smile. And at First Choice Dental, we agree with evidence that suggests dental health and heart health go hand in hand. Read More

What Your Teeth are Telling You: Your Smile Could Show Signs of Diabetes and Other Health Risks

January 1, 2012

Diabetes dental treatment isn't a phrase many people are used to hearing, but it's true that regular dental checkups and taking care of diabetes dental problems like red, swollen gums or receding gums, can be one way to help with controlling diabetes. Read More

Ten Foods That Are Good For Your Body And Your Smile

March 3, 2011

Can what you eat be good for your teeth as well as your body? Read More

Does a Healthy Smile Lead to a Healthy Heart? Research shows a link between oral and overall health

February 8, 2011

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? Read More

Can the health of my smile affect my overall health?

December 10, 2010

Absolutely! Your mouth is a window to your body's health and your family dental center can do a whole lot more than simply keep your teeth clean. Oral health and overall health are more connected than you might realize. Sometimes the first sign of disease shows up in your mouth. In other cases, infections in your mouth, such as gum disease, can cause problems in other areas of your body. Research shows and experts agree that there is an association between periodontal disease and diabetes, cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer's disease and other illnesses. Read More