Caregiving: Oral Health = Overall Health

Caregiving: Oral Health = Overall Health

“All things appear and disappear because of the concurrence of causes and conditions. Nothing ever exists entirely alone; everything is in relation to everything else.” – The Buddha The first car I ever bought was a used 2000 Oldsmobile Alero at the age of 32 in 2001....
Is My Smile Aging, Too?

Is My Smile Aging, Too?

My godmother was thrilled when she chipped her front teeth. After the initial shock of having tripped on cracked pavement in a restaurant parking lot, she said, “Now I can have my smile back!” I didn’t understand what she meant until she explained while sitting in my...
From Parents To Infants: Cavities Are Contagious

From Parents To Infants: Cavities Are Contagious

As a parent, have you ever shared a spoon with your child, or kissed them on the lips?  Better yet, have you cleaned the pacifier with your own mouth before returning it to your child?  Human behaviors play a major role in the prevention of the most common oral...
What Does Your Mouth Say About Your Overall Health

What Does Your Mouth Say About Your Overall Health

Recently I have worked with many women, in all walks of life in a variety of ages, all complaining of hypersensitive and swollen gums. Though they all come in regularly for their 6-month dental checkups and cleaning, it made me take notice and try to discover what the...