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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 »

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 »

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 »

Root Decay

Root Decay

Teresa Johnson | 02.08.2013

What is root decay, and why do older adults get it? Older adults and caregivers should be informed about these cavities on the roots of teeth. Read More »

Visiting the Dentist: A Caregiver’s Guide

Visiting the Dentist: A Caregiver’s Guide

Kevin Hendler | 02.07.2013

Daily cleaning and dental check-ups help maintain a healthy mouth. As a caregiver, you may need to bring the person you care for to the dentist's office. Learn what to expect on your first visit. 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 »

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