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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 »

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 »

Mouth-Body Connection

Mouth-Body Connection

Dick Gregory | 02.12.2013

The U.S. Surgeon General reported in 2000: "You are not healthy without good oral health." Learn the connection of your mouth to overall health here. Read More »

Gum Disease & Its Link Throughout Your Body

Gum Disease & Its Link Throughout Your Body

Garry Bloch | 02.08.2013

New findings show many links between gum disease and other health conditions including diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and ulcers. You must treat oral disease in order to maintain your overall health. Read More »

Benefits of a healthy mouth

Benefits of a healthy mouth

Sue Spackman | 02.06.2013

As you get older, other connections between the mouth and body are important for good general health. Learn about the role of gum disease, pneumonia, oral cancer, and diabetes. Read More »

Medicine: When is my safety a concern?

Medicine: When is my safety a concern?

Ann Eshenaur Spolarich | 02.04.2013

The dentist and dental hygienist need to know all your medications and why you are taking them so that you can be treated safely. Sometimes the medicines we take have side effects that can be important to dental treatment and oral health. Read More »

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