It’s October and a great time to celebrate the hard work dental hygienists do and raise awareness of how important it is for us all to have healthy teeth. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 90% of adults have cavities in their permanent teeth. That’s a pretty staggering number! […]
Good oral health is important at any age, but it’s especially crucial for older adults. Seniors are more likely to experience problems like toothaches, cavities, and tooth loss if they don’t take care of their teeth and gums. In this article, we’ll provide some quick tips for keeping your mouth healthy as you get older. […]
If you or someone you know has been affected by a cleft lip or palate, you know that it can be a difficult condition to deal with. Cleft lip and palate are two of the most common craniofacial conditions, affecting thousands of infants, children, teens, and adults in the United States. Cleft lip and palate […]
Cancers of the head and neck are relatively rare, but an estimated 50,000 cases are diagnosed each year in the United States. However, they can be very serious, with oral cancer being a major cause for concern. Studies have shown that over half of all people diagnosed with oral cancer will die within five years […]
Did you know that smoking is a leading cause of tooth decay and tooth loss? In West Virginia, we have one of the highest rates of smoking among adults in all 50 states. Smoking can cause gum disease and other oral health problems, which can lead to tooth decay and tooth loss. If you smoke, […]
Spring often brings a flood of patients suffering from head, mouth and facial injuries resulting from sports-related accidents to doctors’ offices and emergency rooms. Many oral and facial injuries can be easily prevented with the use of sports safety equipment like helmets and mouth guards.
Missing teeth can be a major problem, not just for your appearance, but also for your oral health. Are you considering dental implants? 5 Benefits to Implants They will help improve your appearance Implants look and feel like your natural teeth Dental implants can help you speak and chew properly They can help prevent other […]
The American Dental Association has designated February as National Children’s Dental Health Month. This year’s theme is “Sealants Make Sense.” Healthy Smile Tips from the ADA HEALTHY SMILE TIPS Brush your teeth twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste. Clean between your teeth daily. Eat a healthy diet that limits sugary beverages and snacks. See […]