oral health and pot use

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…

Dental Emergency Room Visits On the Rise

If you haven’t already heard about the rising number of ER visits for dental injuries or other emergencies across the U.S., do yourself a favor and look it up. No time for that? Here’s a quick summary: According to an April 2015 report published by the American Dental Association, trips to the ER due to…

Prevent vs. Restore

Why Dental Insurance is Important

The Affordable Care Act mandates dental coverage for children 18 and younger, but it leaves adults to fend for themselves where oral health is concerned. That’s a shame. The connection between oral health and overall health is well documented, and leaving adult dental coverage off the list of essential health benefits sends the wrong message…

Basic dental care

Basic Oral Hygiene Overview

It’s estimated that 75% of Americans have some form of periodontal disease, which is the most common cause for adult tooth loss. That’s especially surprising in this day and age, because the means for prevention is well known: regular basic oral hygiene. So, let’s take a few minutes to review… The top 5 dental care…