Oral & Vision Health Blog

Children's Dental Health Month: Encourage Good Habits

It’s February, and that means it’s time to focus on your children's dental health! While it’s important all year, the American Dental Association sponsors Children's Dental ...
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3 Ways Oral Piercings Can Harm Your Mouth

Can oral piercings harm your mouth? Tongue or lip rings might be tempting as a cool way to express yourself. But it’s important to weigh the risks before you make the choice to ...
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What Are the Effects of Tobacco on My Oral Health?

We’ve all been subject to the “No smoking” ads and literature growing up. At school, sometimes work, parents and elders – at some point in our lives we’ve heard that smoking is ...
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LINKED: Oral Bacteria and Pancreatic Cancer Risk

It has been known for a while that oral health can impact overall health. For example, oral bacteria has been associated with inflammation causing heart disease. What you may ...
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What is Antibiotic Prophylaxis?

At your last visit to the dentist, he or she may have suggested an antibiotic prophylaxis. While that sounds like a complicated term, it simply means receiving antibiotic ...
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Sugar Free Treats that Promote Dental Health

We all get hungry between meals, but the cheapest, most convenient snacks generally aren't good for our teeth or the rest of our bodies. It's quick and easy to grab a candy bar ...
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Should You Steer Clear of Green Beer?

Whether you’re of Irish descent or not, you might be partaking in Saint Patrick’s Day festivities. If you don’t celebrate March 17th but are considering doing so, the first ...
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Can Your Toothbrush Make You Sick?

What You Need to Know to Stay Healthy It's no surprise that toothbrushes carry germs on them since they are used in your mouth, which is home to any sickness or virus that you ...
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Five Tips and Tricks to Keep Your Teeth (and Gums) Clear All Year

It’s a new year, and it’s time for a few new tips and tricks to keep your teeth clean and clear! Many of us don’t take note of the items we consume on a daily basis and how ...
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Mind your Mouth – 5 Mannerisms to Implement into your Daily Lifestyle

It’s not even a second thought for us most of the time – our mouth mannerisms. We go about our day dedicating minimal attention to small habits and hygiene practices that, ...
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