5 Reasons Healthy Smiles Lead to Success

Did you know going to the dentist every six months could help you achieve your goals in life? Here are 5 reasons why people who go to the dentist routinely are more successful: 1. They’re More Confident Numerous studies have confirmed the link between confidence and good oral health. Americans reportedly believe people with straight teeth…

Sedation Dentistry for Kids: Should You Worry?

Children only need general anesthesia if they are unusually aggressive or in need of treatment for more than just a few teeth. Still, parents and caregivers are often skeptical about the safety of sedation dentistry for children. Dentists are likely to put kids undergoing minor dental surgery to sleep with Midazolam, the most widely used…

Dentists Delivering Dentures in Only Two Days

Every year, Remote Area Medical holds a free medical clinic in Wise County, Virginia that serves about 2,000 patients over the course of three days. Among the many services available is dentistry, thanks to the approximately 450 volunteers who make up the Mission of Mercy dental team. The team performs root canals, fills cavities, extracts…

Demi Moore Shines Spotlight on Stress and Oral Health

A startling revelation from a Hollywood actor highlights one of the most prevalent causes of oral health problems. Demi Moore appeared on “The Tonight Show” in June to chat with host Jimmy Fallon about her new film, “Rough Night.” But before they discussed her role, Fallon showed the audience a recent photo of Moore smiling…

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Healthy Teeth, Healthy Body

There is much evidence to prove the risk that goes with poor oral health. Damage to overall health can happen quickly if oral health concerns are ignored. For example, when oral infections spread throughout the body, they can raise the risks for heart disease and diabetes. How Plaque Gets Around Food particles stick to your…

How Dentists are Learning Empathy

No matter the time of the year, a Google search of “oral health news” or “latest dental news” usually reveals countless stories about free dental clinics, free care for vets, or dentists who volunteer to help those in need. Among the many positive takeaways from these articles is that dentists love to help people. Empathy…

Spa-Like Touches Help Dental Patients to Relax

Patients who are wary of the dentist may be able to relax at last. More and more dental practices around the US now offer the type of treatment you’d see in a spa. Oscar Suarez, 29, admits he used to “always get nervous” before he saw a dentist. “You think, it’s going to be long, it’s…

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Oral Health and Pot Use Concerns

The effect of marijuana on oral health is unclear due in large part to its status as a controlled substance. That alone has stalled much research on the plant’s uses for years. Science has shown that cigarettes cause a slew of potentially fatal diseases. But they have yet to show a direct link between regular…

5 Positive Oral Health Benefits

The benefits of seeing your dentist every six months stretch far beyond simply having healthier, better-looking teeth. Oral health is directly connected to your overall wellbeing. Every time you make a dentist appointment, your chances of enjoying the future increase. The truth is, some of life’s best rewards will most likely go to people with…