Why Sleepy Brains Crave Sugar and other Treats

Most of us know that junk food is unhealthy. We know that poor nutrition is related to heart problems, high blood pressure, and a host of other health ailments. You might even know that studies show that eating junk food has been linked to increases in depression. We’re more likely to have an appetite for junk Continue Reading →

Sugar still Impacting on Tooth Decay of great Concern

Many people don’t realize it but the adverse impact of sugar intake is just as bad for teeth as it is for the increased risk of obesity, type 2 diabetes and heart disease. Here in Sugar Nation, the average American downs 70 pounds of added sugars each year. Sugars are crammed into and hidden in Continue Reading →

GoodMouth delivers BPA-Free, high-quality toothbrushes to your door

I’m sure I’m not alone in this, but I always forget to replace my toothbrushes every two months, but guess what? There’s now a subscription service for that, too! GoodMouth not only replaces your brushes when it’s needed, they also donate two brushes or the equivalent in dental care to someone in need for each new subscription Continue Reading →

Ways to Save on Dental Care

Don’t have dental coverage? You’re in good company. The National Association of Dental Plans reports that in 2012, more than 40 percent of Americans lacked dental coverage. The Affordable Care Act now requires that all individual and small group market plans cover pediatric oral health services but not adult oral health. Even for those who Continue Reading →

Acidic Drinks Can Damage Kids’ Teeth Permanently, Expert Warns

 High acidity levels in soft drinks, fruit juice and sports beverages pose a threat to youngsters’ teeth, a new study reports. “Our research has shown that permanent damage to the tooth enamel will occur within the first 30 seconds of high acidity coming into contact with the teeth. This is an important finding and it Continue Reading →

Understanding Diabetes Gum Problems and Prevention

Dianne L. Sefo, RDH, BA From Colgate.com   Approximately 29 million Americans struggle with diabetes, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and of this population, one in four is unaware of the condition.   Another one third of Americans have blood sugar levels that qualify them as prediabetic – blood sugar that Continue Reading →

Standard Guidelines For Oral Health

Everyone can benefit from following the standard guidelines for oral health: flossing daily, brushing twice daily, maintaining a healthy diet, avoiding tobacco use, and having regular dental checkups. Staying on top of your oral hygiene will help you avoid gum disease and will keep your teeth healthy and strong for a lifetime. However, particular groups Continue Reading →