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Gum Disease

Is Stress Hurting Your Teeth?

Stress is more than just an inconvenience — it’s a health problem. It can keep you up at night; cause tension and pain in your neck, back, and shoulders; trigger stomach aches and headaches, and if it isn’t handled, can ultimately increase your risk of larger health problems like high blood pressure, diabetes, and heart [...]

Dental Health and Weight May be Linked in Children

When it comes to childhood obesity in the United States, New York is right in the middle of the pack. Our childhood obesity rate is smack dab in the middle for 2-4 year olds (ranked 26th in the US), and slightly higher for kids over age 10 (ranked 20th). Childhood obesity can be a curse [...]

Diabetic? Your Oral Hygiene Is Extra Important

If you’re diabetic, you have a lot to deal with already. From watching your diet and managing an exercise routine, to keeping insulin levels on track, and even ensuring that you have sufficient blood flow to your feet, it probably seems like there’s enough on a diabetic’s plate. But unfortunately, it’s important to make room [...]

Gum Disease May Spell Cancer for Older Women

It’s easy to think of oral health as isolated from overall health. Failing to maintain good oral hygiene by brushing and flossing could have consequences like tooth decay, bad breath, or even tooth loss, but most people don’t think about the consequences that could extend throughout the body. Unfortunately, poor oral health isn’t limited to [...]

Trying to Conceive? Look Out for Gum Disease

For women trying to get pregnant, there seem to be a million things to worry about. Are you taking the right vitamins? Are you eating the right foods? Are you working out enough, or too much? It can be difficult to keep up with all the things that can help or hurt a woman’s [...]