Diabetes Management and Prevention


Diabetes Management and Prevention

Age healthfully by taking the steps to manage your diabetes or take steps to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes with resources provided by the National Diabetes Education Program.  Read More »

What’s Your Floss-ophy?


What’s Your Floss-ophy?

In a recent survey published by the American Academy of Periodontology, 36% of Americans over the age of 30 said they’d rather clean a toilet than floss?! Learn the tips to flossing to help make it easier! Read More »

Five Ways to Not Sound Old


In 2014, a study was conducted by authors who found that it takes no more than a quick hello for people to make a snap judgement about you. Whether those first assumptions are accurate or not, those instant impressions stick. As you age your voice begins to change, and your breathing becomes altered. It’s a common part of growing older, but it can affect how people perceive you as well as how you begin to view yourself. There are plenty ways you keep sounding young and strong. Read More »

Arthritis Affecting Your Oral Care?


Arthritis Affecting Your Oral Care?

Arthritis is a serious and common condition that impairs many older adults from doing everyday tasks, like tooth brushing and flossing. Learn some tips to help limit the daily complications that occur due to arthritis.  Read More »

Diabetes and Oral Health


Diabetes screenings performed by your dentist? Check out what Delta Dental of New Jersey is incorporating into their dental offices! Read More »

Getting to the Root of it: Root Cavities


Recent research suggests that older adults are more likely than younger populations to develop new cavities. Cavities in older adults are commonly found on both the surface of the tooth and at the root. Read More »

Teeth & Bones


Teeth & Bones

1 in 2 women and 1 in 4 men over 50 will fracture a bone because of Osteoporosis. Tooth loss and osteoporosis are two things that concern many aging adults. Read on for more statistics and tips on preventing osteoporosis!  Read More »

Brain Power: Super Foods for a Healthier Brain


As we age, our body ages along with us, but research is showing that you can increase your chances of maintaining a healthy brain well into your old age if you add these “smart” or “super” foods to your daily eating regime.  Read More »

It’s Men’s Health Month!


It’s Men’s Health Month!

Did you know that 52% of men meet the Physical Activity Guideline for aerobic activity? Keep up the good work and remember to include all four categories of exercise in your daily routine!  Read More »

Thank You For Supporting S.192


Thank you to all the organizations who signed on and joined us in raising awareness about the importance of oral health for older Americans to age healthfully and in their homes!  Read More »

Take Action: WHCOA Needs To Address Oral Health


Take Action: WHCOA Needs To Address Oral Health

The White House Conference on Aging (WHCOA) has been held every decade since the 1960s to address issues currently faced by older adults. Regional forums are being conducted across the country. In the Fall of 2014, Oral Health America and 286 leading national, state, and local organizations and individuals submitted a letter urging Executive Director, Nora Super, to include oral health on the agenda of the White House Conference on Aging’s Healthy Aging section because oral health is an integral component to achieving optimal systemic health as we age. The Healthy Aging categories have been announced and oral health is not included. There is still time to make sure our concerns are heard. Read More »