Posts Categorized: Healthy Living

Ways To Help Your Waistline And Your Smile

The weather is begging to warm up outside, which means that beach season is just around the corner. You want to make sure that you have the best body you can for that two-piece that’s been sitting in the closet, waiting to bust out. That is an admirable goal. Dieting can be difficult, but there… Read more »

Can Medication Lead To Cavities?

As you age into your 60’s and onward, you can become more susceptible to cavities than you were just a few years before. Why is this? It could be a side effect of medications you’re taking. How can medication lead to cavities? The medications you might be taking for high blood pressure, cholesterol, depression, pain,… Read more »

How Different Beverages Can Affect Your Oral Health

Do you put much thought into how your drink will affect your teeth? While beverages do not require the biting and chewing of solid food, they can still impact your oral health in different ways. If you tend to drink items with more sugar, it could lead to a cavity, and leave you seeing your dentist… Read more »

Interesting Facts About Chewing Gum

Eliminating bad habits that can harm your dental health is a great first step in restoring your smile’s youthful appearance. You have probably heard that chewing on any food which is sticky, or takes a while to chew is generally bad for your teeth. In the case of sugar-free chewing gum, this is actually not… Read more »

The Relationship Between Healthy Teeth and Digestion

The process of digesting your food begins the moment food hits your mouth. As a whole, the digestive system transports and processes food to facilitate the absorption of key vitamins and minerals by your body. Your teeth play an important role in this process. Keeping your teeth healthy benefits your entire body and its ability… Read more »

Can Chewing Decrease your Risk for Dementia?

Chewing is a natural instinct, like breathing. Of course, if you have jaw pain or bite your tongue, the hundreds of times you chew every day without a second thought will suddenly become uncomfortable. As the years pass and people inevitably age, chewing food may no longer remain a given, due to missing teeth and… Read more »

A Diet for Healthier Teeth

Sugar may not technically cause cavities, but it sure doesn’t help you to maintain healthy teeth. The bacteria – Streptococcus mutans – which actually do cause tooth decay love sugar. Any food which contains large amounts of sucrose will increase acid production, creating larger amounts of sticky plaque. Plaque is a biofilm which clings to… Read more »

Sheridan Dentist Helps Patients Gain Awareness of Stress and Dental Health

You are probably aware of when you’re stressed, but have you ever wondered what signs might show that your mouth is stressed?  There are some tell-tale characteristics of wear-and-tear on your teeth, jaw, and gingival tissues that could warrant attention. Your Sheridan dentist, Dr. Donald Coon, will tell you more about stress and your mouth…. Read more »

82801 Dentist: Try This Homecare Quiz

Maintaining thorough and consistent homecare can do wonders for your mouth. By brushing and flossing correctly, you can keep harmful bacteria from damaging your teeth and gums, keeping your smile healthy and functional. Therefore, to help you maintain your oral health, your 82801 dentist, Dr. Coon, has created this quiz to sharpen your homecare skills.

Sheridan Dentist Extols Vitamin D for Cavity Prevention

Cavities are typically thought of more as a stubborn nuisance than a serious chronic disease. Unfortunately, the consequences of untreated tooth decay belie this illusion. If left to its own devices, tooth decay will continue to carve a destructive path through the structure of your tooth, eventually spreading through the roots and possibly to surrounding… Read more »