Study: Including Dental Benefits in Medical Plans Is Coming

A new survey has found that many believe dental benefits will be embedded in medical plans in the near future. According to a recent article from the American Dental Association (ADA), 96% of healthcare executives believe it is “already happening or will happen eventually.” The survey was conducted by West Monroe Healthcare and included 125 executives from dental plans and health … Read More

Tips for Weight Loss While Improving Oral Health

It’s that time of year again! Millions of people around the world have committed to changing their lifestyle to shed some weight. Did you know that by trying to lose a few pounds, you can actually improve your oral health too? It’s true! When you make smart food choices, watch your portion size and exercise regularly, you can help your … Read More

The Great Fluoride Debate Continues

According to a recent article from the American Dental Association, a federal judge has just denied the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s motion to dismiss a lawsuit seeking to ban fluoride additives used in community water. The lawsuit was filed in April by the Fluoridation Action Network and a number of other environmental and medical groups, after the EPA denied the … Read More

Study: Implant-Retained Dentures Provide a Higher-Quality of Life

A new study has found that the type of denture used by patients has a direct impact on their long-term satisfaction with their oral health-related quality of life. According to a recent article from Dr.Bicuspid.com, those with implant-retained overdentures reported a significantly higher quality of life than those with conventional options. The study, recently published in the journal Clinical Implant … Read More

Tongue Scraping and Your Dental Hygiene Routine

There have been several bizarre oral health trends in 2017, like charcoal teeth whitening and DIY orthodontics, but nothing caught on quite like the ancient Ayurvedic practice of oil pulling. Whether it’s our societal obsession with holistic living or a desire to use up the gigantic jar of coconut oil you purchased when it was on sale at your grocery … Read More

Reducing Dental Anxiety With Non-Drug Alternatives

Millions of people around the world suffer from dental phobia, in some cases so severely that they avoid the dentist all together. Fortunately, there have been many developments in the field of sedation dentistry to medically assist patients in receiving the care they so desperately need. Yet for some, drug interventions are not the best option, leading scientists to explore … Read More

Study Links Denture Use and Malnutrition

A new study out of King’s College London has found that losing teeth and wearing dentures can increase the risk of malnutrition, according to a recent Medscape article. Individuals in this situation may have a reduced ability to chew properly, leading those over the age of 50 to avoid healthier foods, researchers claim. The study was published in the journal … Read More

Study Links Breast Cancer and Gum Disease

A recent study, published in the Journal of Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology, has discovered that women who suffer from gum disease are up to three times more likely to develop breast cancer. According to an article from the Oral Health Foundation, more than 200 women participated in the study, which allowed researchers to examine the theory that breast cancer … Read More

Delayed Dental Work Can Cost You

One of the most cited reasons for not visiting the dentist, or receiving dental treatment, is cost. Repairing a chipped tooth or having a crown placed on a severely decayed tooth can cost a substantial amount of money, but delaying treatment often ends up costing you a lot more, not just monetarily, but in pain and discomfort too. According to … Read More

Oral Health and the Holidays

The holidays are upon us, and with them come a host of temptations that have the potential to derail our oral health. Many people make an effort to avoid the typical holiday weight gain, but with so much evidence connecting your oral health to your overall well-being, it’s important to keep a healthy mouth in mind too. Here’s a look … Read More