Health Resources — Importance of Oral Health

Mouth and Body Connection: A Holistic Approach To Dentistry

Mouth and Body Connection: A Holistic Approach To Dentistry

Dr. Michael Atchley, DDS | 10.18.2016

Many ancient traditions considered the mouth and tongue to be the mirror of overall health. Modern science has proven this to be very true. Many systemic diseases and conditions affect your oral health. Often times, oral signs or symptoms may predict systemic conditions.  Read More »

Dental Implants Are Not Created Equal

Dental Implants Are Not Created Equal

Dr. Phillip L. Fava, II, DMD, MDSc | 06.22.2016

Do you think that all dental implant materials are created equal? They’re definitely not. And, while patients shouldn’t have to think about the make, model and material of their dental implants like they would as if purchasing a car, they should have full confidence that their board-certified periodontist has done his or her implant purchase homework.  Read More »

Why Are My Teeth Sensitive?

Why Are My Teeth Sensitive?

Dr. Brad King, D.M.D., P.C. | 03.22.2016

Does a sip of your morning coffee or a bite of your favorite ice cream cause pain in your teeth? Or, maybe when you brush or floss, do you notice that some teeth experience more sensitivity than others?  Read More »

Diabetes Detection by your Dentist

Diabetes Detection by your Dentist

Dr. Jed Jacobson, D.D.S., M.S., M.P.H. | 11.18.2015

Your dentist is often the first person to detect diabetes. Discover the potential link of diabetes and oral health; A prime example of how the health of your mouth affects the health of the rest of your body.  Read More »

Getting to the Root of it: Root Cavities

Getting to the Root of it: Root Cavities

Nancy Stannert | 10.15.2015

Cavities are common in older adults both on the crown surface, the portion that is covered by enamel, and the root surface. Find out why research suggests that older adults are more likely to develop new cavities than younger populations.  Read More »

The Hidden Dangers of Smokeless Tobacco

The Hidden Dangers of Smokeless Tobacco

Dr. Jed Jacobson, D.D. S., M.S., M.P.H. | 07.29.2015

Some users believe that the smokeless form of tobacco is less harmful than cigarettes. Is this true? The dangers of smokeless tobacco are revealed in this article.  Read More »

Place-Based Care

Place-Based Care

Melanie Simmer-Beck | 07.31.2014

Many older adults lack readily accessible care, especial for oral health care needs. While there may be caregivers or other loved ones in place to assist them, many older adults still struggle with overcoming barriers preventing them from having their healthcare needs met. One solution to this problem is place-based care, where the health services come directly to residential areas and help to bridge the healthcare gap. Read More »

Access to Care

Access to Care

Heidi Coggan | 07.28.2014

As the healthcare field is ever-evolving, so is the focus of health care. America is in the midst of shifting from curative to preventive-centered care. With this shift in focus, long standing issues as well as new problems on the rise are being addressed, including the unmet dental needs of older adults. One way these issues are being faced is through unique problem-solving that provides solutions such as the expansion of services provided by hygienists or mobile care units in order to ensure the healthcare needs of all populations are being met. Read More »

Fluoride for Older Adults

Fluoride for Older Adults

Wanda Cloet | 07.17.2014

Fluoride is just as important for older adults as it is for other age groups in order to maintain good oral health. There are many simple ways to incorporate fluoride into any dental routine and work toward having the healthiest smile possible. Read More »

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