How Stress Impacts Oral Health

Unfortunately, these days most of us experience some form of stress in our every day lives.  The degree of stress we experience can vary from day to day or month to month. Stress affects all of us in different ways. However, most people don’t realize the various ways stress can affect our oral health. Let’s…

Weight Loss and Oral Health

Weight loss is often on the forefront of our minds. Diet and exercise both play important roles in weight loss. As it turns out, diet and exercise also play important roles in maintaining good oral health. Let’s look at a few examples. Better food choices. As you choose healthier foods for your body, you are…

Smoking and Your Oral Health

Smoking and Your Oral Health There are many oral consequences of tobacco use. Smoking alone causes mouth sores, ulcers, gum disease, and oral cancer. Additionally, smoking affects both those who smoke as well as those exposed to second hand smoke. Periodontal Disease Fifty percent of smokers have periodontal disease. Smoking causes people to be more susceptible…

Diabetes and Your Oral Health

Diabetics are at a higher risk for gum problems. Serious gum disease may have the potential to affect blood glucose control and contribute to the progression of diabetes. How Does Gum Disease Occur When bacteria from your mouth settle into your gums, you have gum disease. Severe gum disease is called periodontitis, At this stage,…