Health Resources

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 »

HbA1c and You: Five Things Every Diabetic or Caregiver Should Know

HbA1c and You: Five Things Every Diabetic or Caregiver Should Know

Dr. Christine Downey and Ben Anders | 02.18.2015

Do you or a loved one live with diabetes? Diabetes affects the body's ability to process sugar. The resulting high or low blood sugar can cause problems with the eyes, nerves, kidneys, heart, oral cavity, and other parts of the body. You may have heard a doctor or dentist mention the term Hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) when referring to tests that monitor blood sugar levels. Monitoring HbA1c is an important part of diabetes care, which can impact your oral as well as overall health. Read More »

Sleep Apnea and Dentistry: Why We Care

Sleep Apnea and Dentistry: Why We Care

Dr. Kenneth J. Wolnik | 11.17.2014

Do you ever snore or have trouble breathing at night? A good nights rest is important for everyone, regardless of your age.Complications with sleep can lead to bigger issues if not treated. It can even impact your oral health.  Read More »

Quality of Life

Quality of Life

Bonnie Rinkels | 11.03.2014

The oral cavity is the gateway to overall health. Daily decisions in what we eat, how we exercise, and habits we pick up can impact your overall quality life.  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 »