Gluten-Free Grins: 3 Teeth Tips for Celiac Disease

by Jason 9/1/2015 8:00 AM

Ah, the life of a celiac. Bread is your worst enemy and most coveted desire. Going “gluten-free” isn’t a fad for you — it’s your life.

For those of you with the condition, you know a celiac-friendly diet means more than just avoiding bread. Gluten sneaks into salad dressings, hot dogs and even beauty products! As you probably know too well, the tiniest gluten-containing crumb can cause a (painful) cross-contamination episode.... more...

Cancer Diagnosis? Here’s How to Protect Your Dental Health

by Jason 8/4/2015 8:00 AM

You may be surprised to find your dentist on your cancer therapy team. To prevent serious mouth problems, see your dentist at least one month prior to starting cancer therapy.

Your dentist will check and clean your teeth, care for any existing problems and show you how to take care of your teeth to prevent side effects. Not all mouth problems can be avoided; however, the fewer side effects, the more likely you can stay on your cancer treatment schedule. If you have already started cancer therapy and didn’t see a dentist, see one as soon as possible. ... more...

Yearly Eye Exams: Visions of a Healthier You

by Jason 7/30/2015 7:00 AM

If you have perfect vision, there’s no need to have an eye exam.

MYTH.

This common misconception could put your health at risk. Believe it or not, eye exams do more than check for poor vision. They can reveal warning signs of other health diseases such as hypertension, cardiovascular disease and diabetes. And if your optometrist detects signs of health conditions before they become serious, you’ll likely save on future medical expenses.... more...

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