Prevention is the Key to Catching Oral Cancer

April Is Oral Cancer Awareness Month – Be Sure to Get a Regular Screening at Personal Care Dentistry Nearly 50,000 people in the U.S. will be newly diagnosed with oral cancer this year. While alcohol, smoking and tobacco use are still major risk factors, the fastest growing segment of oral cancer patients is young, healthy, nonsmoking individuals due…

How to Prevent Receding Gums

Gaps Between Teeth and Gum Line Make It Easy for Bacteria Build Up Receding gums, as the name itself suggests, occurs when the gum tissue around your teeth wear away and the gums seem to recede backwards making a larger area of the surface of tooth more visible. If you do not contain receding gums,…

How to Be the Boss of Your Floss

Brushing and flossing your teeth are the foundation of good oral health (along with regular visits to your dentist). But for many people, it’s the flossing part of that foundation that leaves them a bit puzzled. Is there a proper way to floss? What’s the most effective approach? Do I really need to floss if…

Best Foods for Restorative Sleep

Obtaining restorative sleep on a nightly basis (between 7 and 9 hours) is critical for your overall health – including your oral health. Lack of sleep can make eating healthy challenging, as cravings for sugar and carbohydrates often increase – which can lead to increased risk of forming cavities. Poor sleep may contribute to the…