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...

I Scream, You Scream, Your Teeth Scream for Ice Cream!

by Jason 7/9/2015 7:00 AM

Ice cream is the cherry on top of the dessert sundae. In fact, ice cream is the most popular dessert in America. What makes a scoop so sinfully sweet? Most commercial ice creams are high in fat and loaded with added sugar.

Icy treats don’t have to be full of sugar and fat! While it’s true your pearly whites aren’t fond of sugar, they love calcium, a key nutrient for building and maintaining strong teeth and bones. And, if you don’t get enough calcium, you’re increasing your risk for gum disease. ... more...

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