How Oral Health Impacts Your Immune System

Your mouth is the gateway to your body, and when your mouth is unhealthy, it can cause serious health problems elsewhere. The bacteria in the mouth can spread to other parts of the body, leading to infection and inflammation. This can weaken the immune system and increase the risk of various health problems—even potentially fatal problems like heart complications. That’s... read more »

The Lifespan of Teeth: How to Keep Your Teeth Healthy For Your Lifetime

With the stresses of everyday life, it can be easy to let basic oral care fall by the wayside. Some may ask, "Why bother with oral hygiene?" The answer is that caring for your teeth is among the most important actions you can take for your general well-being, and it leads to a brighter, healthier smile. Proper oral hygiene can... read more »

What Causes Dry Mouth? Symptoms and Treatment

Everyone has experienced having a dry mouth at some point in their lives. To most, it’s a temporary annoyance usually fixed with a glass of water, but if you find yourself constantly asking, “Why is my mouth so dry?” there could be underlying problems. A recurring, noticeable lack of saliva is medically called “xerostomia,” and it can be the result... read more »

Can Oral Health Problems Be Genetic and How to Prevent Them?

Oral Health Problems: Are They Genetic? At Spanish Springs Family Dentistry, we never like to say that someone has “Bad” teeth, but things like decay, infection, plaque, and gum disease can all be very bad—and can come from many different causes. But can bad teeth be genetic? Let’s take a look at the surprising effect that DNA has on how... read more »

What Can You Do About Sensitive Teeth?

If you’ve ever bitten into something and thought “why do my teeth hurt?” then you’ve experienced the unpleasant sensation of tooth sensitivity. Passing on hot or cold drinks, avoiding certain foods, or otherwise disrupting your diet because you know your teeth will hurt is a tough way to live, and sensitive teeth are one of the most common reasons to... read more »

8 Situations When You Should See the Dentist

There are plenty of reasons why someone might put off going to the dentist. Insurance issues, means of travel, and even dental anxiety are all reasons why some might delay a dental visit, but many people simply may not know when to go to the dentist. Dental visits are an important part of both your oral and general healthcare, and... read more »

What Your Teeth and Gums Say About Your Health

Everyone knows what the signs of healthy teeth look like, but can you say the same thing about healthy gums? While not typically considered to be the arbiters of bodily health, your gums and surrounding tissues can give you a surprising amount of insight into what’s going on in the rest of your body, similar to what your teeth say... read more »

Dental Anxiety: 8 Ways to Calm Dental Anxiety and Fear of the Dentist

It’s finally time for your biannual dentist appointment, but as the day draws closer, you just find yourself getting more and more anxious! If this sounds like something you can relate to, don’t worry, dental anxiety is understandable and far more common than most people think. However, visiting the dentist is one of the best things you can do for... read more »

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