Category Archives: Medical Conditions

Understanding Stress and its Affect on Oral Health

In this tough economic time the unemployment rate is at its most critical since the great depression and many Americans are affected by stress. Stress can affect the mind and the body, including oral health, if it is not treated. … Continue reading

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Oral Health and Overall Health: Why a Healthy Mouth is Good for Your Body

Taking good care of your mouth, teeth and gums is a worthy goal in and of itself. Good oral and dental hygiene can help prevent bad breath, tooth decay and gum disease — and can help you keep your teeth … Continue reading

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Can Medical Conditions Have an Effect on My Oral Health?

Can Medication Have an Effect on My Oral Health? Yes, medications can have oral side effects — dry mouth being the most common. Be sure to tell your dentist about any medications that you’re taking, even medicines that you purchase … Continue reading

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Common Medications Can Have Oral Side Effects

Many medications have side effects, and some can even affect oral health. In most cases, the oral side effects of medications resolve shortly after you stop taking the medication. However, the American Dental Association encourages patients to talk to their … Continue reading

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Diabetes and Oral Health Problems

Is There an Association Between Gum Disease and Diabetes? For the nearly 21 million Americans that have diabetes, many may be surprised to learn about an unexpected complication associated with this condition. Research shows that there is an increased prevalence … Continue reading

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The Mouth-Body Connection

You may have heard of the mind-body connection, but what about the mouth-body connection? To many people, a dental visit is about getting their teeth cleaned, having a tooth pulled, or getting a filling. However, a dental visit is not … Continue reading

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