June is men’s health month in the US. This month is dedicated to raising awareness about common oral and overall health concerns that affect men, especially those that are often overlooked. When it comes to dental care, research indicates that men are much less likely to keep up with their regular oral hygiene routines and preventive dental checkups. This puts them at increased risk for oral health issues that can negatively impact every aspect of their day to day life from the simplest smile to eating a healthy diet.
June 14, 2018
December 8, 2017
Orofacial and Jaw Pain and its Relation to Your Dental Health
Do you suffer from reoccurring jaw pain? This is known as orofacial pain, which is a term used to describe pain that occurs in the jaws, face, or mouth. The symptoms and the causes of the discomfort can be quite diverse; however, it is believed that 95% of cases originate from a dental issue, such as an abscess. With the National Institutes of Health estimating that 1 out of 10 Americans suffer from chronic craniofacial pain and inflammation, it is quite a large epidemic. Now, groundbreaking research may have found the cause behind chronic jaw pain.
January 11, 2016
5 tips to prevent gum disease
We’ve got some big news this morning regarding you and your gum health this morning. The American Association for Cancer Research recently published an important study — they found that women with gum disease are more likely to develop breast cancer than women who have healthy gums. As your dentist in Port Orange, we know that’s distressing news, especially when you consider the fact that nearly 75 percent of Americans suffer from gum disease. (Read the full study in a new window here.)