Operation Open Wide 2018—Addressing Veterans’ Dental Health Needs

Operation Open Wide 2018—Addressing Veterans’ Dental Health Needs

Dental care is one of the most underserved needs of veterans in the United States. Even after risking their lives to serve our country, many veterans do not qualify for dental care through the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Currently, in order to receive free dental care and treatments after active duty, you must […]

To Floss or Not to Floss… That is the Question

To Floss or Not to Floss

Throughout our lives, we’ve been told time and time again that we need to floss our teeth regularly. But, why is this dental hygiene habit so important? Recent articles circulating online have questioned the importance of flossing, suggesting that there is not enough scientific evidence to support the benefits associated with it. The ADA responded […]

How Stress Can Affect Your Oral Health

We can all agree: stress is an epidemic in today’s society. We’re stressed at work. We’re stressed at home. We’re stressed in general. We consider our fast-paced, hyper-connected way of life ‘normal,’ and, as a result, see stress as inevitable and unavoidable. Anything—your child’s outburst, an interaction on Facebook, someone cutting you off in traffic—can […]

Tips for a Healthier You—Starting with Your Mouth

Tips for a Healthier You—Starting with Your Mouth

How Important A Healthy Mouth Is To Your Wellbeing The health of your mouth speaks volumes to your overall health. Research has shown a correlation between dental health and a variety of health concerns, such as heart problems, infection, and digestive disorders. According to the Academy of General Dentistry, more than 90 percent of all […]