Author: Emily Kiefer

  • Why should we care about gum disease?

    Why should we care about gum disease?

    February has been designated Gum Disease Awareness Month! Initially launched by the Institute for Advanced Laser Dentistry, its purpose is to raise awareness about gum disease and encourage healthy dental habits to prevent it. What is gum disease? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), gum disease, also referred to as periodontitis, […]

  • Welcome Back, Dental Benefits!

    Welcome Back, Dental Benefits!

    Another year is upon us! Did you know that goals related to a healthy lifestyle — such as eating better and exercising more — consistently rank among the top new year resolutions? Considering the connection between oral health and overall wellness, taking care of your smile fits right into the mix. And while some resolutions […]

  • Exploring the Association between Oral Health and IBD

    Exploring the Association between Oral Health and IBD

    December 1 marks the beginning of Crohn’s & Colitis Awareness Week. As the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation explains, approximately 3 million Americans live with either Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis, which fall under a group of conditions known as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). However, the two conditions are not the same. Crohn’s disease can affect […]

  • Thank a Hygienist in October!

    Thank a Hygienist in October!

    With October comes changing leaves, chilly breezes . . . and National Dental Hygiene Month! It’s the time to recognize your hygienist for the work they do to keep our mouths, teeth and gums clean and healthy. It’s also a great opportunity to spread the word about the importance of maintaining your oral health. What’s […]

  • Playing fall sports? You might want to wear a mouthguard.

    Playing fall sports? You might want to wear a mouthguard.

    With fall sports on our minds, it’s a good time to talk about the best ways to protect your mouth. If you or your kids are planning to play football, basketball, hockey, soccer, or any other sport this fall, one of the most important pieces of safety equipment to invest in is a mouthguard. Learn […]

  • Oral Health for Older Adults

    Oral Health for Older Adults

    Keeping good oral hygiene habits is important at any age. As we get older, regular visits to the dentist remain necessary, particularly since changes to our health status can often affect our oral health. One study found that older adults with certain chronic conditions, such as diabetes and heart disease, are more at risk for […]

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