Save Your Smile: Ditch Tobacco Products

It’s no surprise that tobacco use can lead to a host of health problems ranging from cardiovascular disease to lung cancer. While we often associate tobacco use with bodily health risks, it can be just as devastating to dental health. According to data from the 2008 National Health Interview Survey, smokers are significantly more likely to face oral health problems …

Prevent Oral Cancer With Wisdom And Food

Nobody wants to experience oral cancer at any point in their life. Unfortunately, the American Cancer Society (ACS) states that about 48,330 people will be diagnosed with oral or pharyngeal cancer this year. Also, 66% of Americans will discover they have oral cancer in its late stages. If patients want to increase their chances of surviving, then early diagnosis or …

Jon Snow’s Magnificent Smile and the Unfortunate Facts of the Medieval Era

You don’t see Jon Snow smile these days, with the White Walkers marching south toward The Wall and Cersei waiting for the opportune time to regain the initiative to the south. But, when he does, it makes the fans go crazy. How realistic are perfect, white teeth for the period, though? The evidence is somewhat mixed, and in ways unexpected. …

The Insider’s Guide to Cutting Dental Costs

Have you ever wondered how your dental costs in New York compare to those in, say, Milwaukee, Wisconsin? I came across dental exam prices across several cities in the U.S. and the answer may surprise you. Well, just to get what won’t surprise you out of the way, New York is up there — 7th on the list, to be exact. But …

A Healthy Diet For A Healthy Smile

With summer just around the corner, now is the time to clean up your diet and slim down for the warmer months. Although we often associate diet changes with weight loss and changes in our waistline, it can have a huge impact on dental health as well. The body is intricately linked, making all areas of health interconnected. The foods …

9 Toothbrush Tips To Start 2017 Right

Just because you have a toothbrush and use it doesn’t mean you’re brushing effectively. Did you know that it’s possible to go through the motions of oral care and still fall short of proper tooth brushing practices? Failing to brush well can lead to cavities, gum disease or even worse—tooth loss or dental implant failure. Here at Stuart J. Froum …

3 Dentists & Givers I Aspire to be Like

Dentists are necessary and thanks to them, and their research, health complications like edentulism — complete tooth loss — are becoming less and less common in the United States. This progress is thanks to dentists who care not only about their patients, but also about the bigger picture — the bigger cause. Sometimes we dentists lose sight of the bigger …