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Does poor oral health impact brain function?

Perceived stress may detrimentally impact oral health which, in turn, may lead to cognitive decline among specific elderly communities, according to two new studies. Oral health can be a surprisingly good indicator of a person’s well-being. Not only can oral diseases reduce a person’s quality of life, but they can also increase the risk of […]

What’s to know about dental abscesses?

A dental abscess, or tooth abscess, is a buildup of pus that forms inside the teeth or gums. The abscess typically comes from a bacterial infection, often one that has accumulated in the soft pulp of the tooth. Bacteria exist in plaque, a by-product of food, saliva, and bacteria in the mouth, which sticks to […]

Unhealthy gums to liver cancer risk

A large study of people living in the United Kingdom found that those who reported having poor oral health, such as sore or bleeding gums or loose teeth, had a 75% higher risk of developing liver cancer. Previous studies have already established that gums and teeth that are in poor health are a risk factor […]

Six natural ways to whiten teeth

Teeth inevitably begin to yellow with age, but a range of strategies can slow the process and even reverse it. While tooth-whitening kits are readily available at most pharmacies, many natural remedies can help remove stains and protect tooth enamel. Why teeth turn yellow Teeth turn yellow for two reasons, both of which tend to […]

Tooth cavities

Cavities are holes that develop on teeth as a result of decay. They can cause symptoms including toothache. Without treatment, #cavities can worsen over time and cause other problems. Practicing good #oral #hygiene is the best way to prevent them. Tooth decay occurs from a buildup of #dental plaque in the mouth. This can damage […]

Do you smoke Marijuana? Did you meet your Dentist in last 6 months? If you didn’t, it’s time for dental cleaning

Cannabis: Oral Health Effects Key Points Cannabis smoking is associated with periodontal complications, xerostomia, and leukoplakia as well as increased risk of mouth and neck cancers. Historically, cannabis has been smoked as marijuana, but is increasingly available in other forms, including edible and topically applied products. Cannabis use is increasing, along with state legalization, although […]

The Link Between Stress, Anxiety, and Dental Health

It may come as a surprise, but mental health is closely related to oral health. Issues such as depression, stress, and anxiety can have an impact on the integrity of your teeth. According to the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, almost two-thirds of people diagnosed with depression reported experiencing a toothache, while half of all clinically […]

USE IT OR LOSE IT

Did you know your dental benefits reset every year? It’s true. If your dental insurance plan, like most is on a calendar year, you will lose out on all unused benefits after December 31st. That means this is a great time of year to take advantage of everything your dental insurance provides, especially if you […]

What us Beauty?

Dr. Noushin Adhami D.D.S www.VistasolDental.com What Is Beauty? By Dr. Sheila Samton Sheila Samton is the author-illustrator of many award-winning books for children, as well as a designer and muralist. Her first children’s book, “The World from My Window” (Crown, 1985), also dealt with the subject of beauty. Ms. Samton has two sons and lives […]

10 healthy hygiene tips that prevent tooth loss

Rinse, swish and spit. When you’re in the chair, it may feel like a lecture, but to the dental hygienist taking care of you, it’s essential education. Because even the most thorough professional cleaning every six months (or so) can’t replace the need for good oral self-care the other 363 days a year. At Vistasol […]