Posts in the ‘Fitness’ Category

A Healthy Mouth Leads to a Healthy Heart

The knee bone may be connected to the hip bone, but did you know that the teeth are closely connected to the health of the heart?  Several studies have shown that diseases of the gums are associated with heart disease. While a cause-and-effect relationship has not yet been proven, research has indicated that periodontal disease

A New Year’s You: Dental Health Resolutions

Your dental health is an important part of your overall wellness, and the New Year is a great time to create resolutions for improving your health. Many people have dental health resolutions that range from improving their toothbrushing habits to completing delayed dental treatment. Understanding the benefits of your particular resolutions can be motivating and

Gear up for school with trip to the dentist

By Scott Kirk, Special to the Reporter-News Healthy teeth can mean more than a great smile, they also can mean good grades, according to the National Children’s Oral Health Foundation. More than 51 million school hours are lost each year because of dental disease, according to NCOHF. Because many pediatric oral health issues occur in

5 of The Best and Worst Drinks for Your Teeth

THE BEST 1. Milk. It does a body (and your chompers) good. With loads of calcium and vitamin D, dairy keeps them strong and healthy. Milk also has something called caseins, a type of protein that forms a protective film on the enamel of your teeth to prevent decay. 2. Vodka soda. If you’re ordering a drink

What is Good Oral Hygiene? 

Good oral hygiene results in a mouth that looks and smells healthy. This means: Your teeth are clean and free of debris Gums are pink and do not hurt or bleed when you brush or floss Bad breath is not a constant problem If your gums do hurt or bleed while brushing or flossing, or you

Is Seniors’ Dental Health Tied to Mental Health?

Declines in one seem to mirror declines in the other, but cause-and-effect isn’t clear, study says. There seems to be a link between poor oral health and age-related mental decline, researchers say. However, the researchers emphasized there is not enough evidence to prove a direct link between oral health and thinking (“cognitive”) abilities. In a new report,

Fun Holiday Treats For Kids With Braces

by Jenny Green When the holiday season comes around, there’s no need for kids with braces to miss out on the traditional treats. Some candies can damage braces, but there are plenty of safe and tasty snacks to satisfy young taste buds without interfering with orthodontia. In fact, when preparing fun holiday treats with your child,

Oral Care During The Holidays: Sugar-Free Countdown To Christmas

by Sher Warkentin  Maintaining good oral care during the holidays can be tough with the bombardment of sugary sweets all season. Counting down to Christmas with an advent calendar is a fun activity for your kids, but if they are filled with chocolate and sweets, it won’t be so great for their teeth. Check out these

Healthy Thanksgiving Tips For A Tooth-Friendly Holiday

Thanksgiving is a holiday infamous for rows of food choices, many of which are not especially healthy. Fortunately, you can have a delicious feast that is also good for you with these healthy Thanksgiving tips. Here are some dishes you can serve that include foods recommended for healthy teeth by the University of Rochester Medical Center.

Why Everyone Should Consider Tongue Scraping

There’s been a flurry of articles recently about the ancient Ayurvedic practice of oil pulling. Everyone from fashion blogs to CNN have been extolling the benefits oil pulling and recommending the best oil types with which to swish. Perhaps it is our newfound collective obsession with holistic living (of which organic oils are an integral


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