Q: My physician is always asking me about my medications. Is this really necessary?
A: Actually, that’s a sign of a very good physician. It’s estimated that more than a third of older adults take five or more prescription medications. The more you take, the harder it is to track it
You’ve heard since the time you were small that brushing your teeth is vital to stave off oral hygiene problems. Even so, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that nearly half of all Americans aged 30 and older have some degree of periodontitis (gum disease). The number increases
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Regular visits to your dentist not only ensure healthy teeth and gums, but they may also help protect your brain. A recent study found a strong association between dental health and risk for stroke, a major cause of brain damage and cognitive decline. The research adds to an ongoing debate
Gingivitis is an inflammation of the gums (gums are called “gingiva” and “itis” means inflammation). It is caused by bacteria. If you have gingivitis, your gums are likely red and swollen. They may bleed when you brush your teeth. Sometimes gums with gingivitis will be sore. Some people have gingivitis
Are you someone who has to force yourself to use dental floss? Or are you a floss-aholic, the type who keeps a pack of floss in your car, pocket, or desk drawer so you can constantly clean your teeth?
According to stats, most people fall into the former category. American Dental
Hollywood stars with perfect gleaming white teeth are often sporting veneers. Veneers are a popular type of cosmetic dentistry, as people worry about their smiles and that all-important first impression. Veneers are thin, shaped “covers,” usually for the front of your teeth. They’re a comparatively less-invasive solution for stained, chipped,
Whether you wake up with bad breath occasionally or you experience it most of the time, bad breath can be frustrating and embarrassing. Halitosis, the medical term for bad breath, can be caused by a variety of factors. These bad breath remedies can help you to treat the root cause