Archive for December, 2016

Why Teeth Shift and How to Fix It

Over one-third of Americans are unhappy with their smile, and more than 78 percent of Americans perceive adults with crooked teeth to be unsuccessful. There is clearly a lot of value placed on a nice, straight smile. While a large number of Americans do get braces during adolescence, let’s be honest, not all of us are […]

Baby Boomers and Dental Healthcare

Every day, over 10,000 baby boomers celebrate their 65th birthday. By 2030, there will be 74 million adults over the age of 65. It is therefore more important than ever to expand on, improve, and talk about dental healthcare for older adults, which is exactly what Oral Health America did in its third comprehensive report […]

Oral Cancer Screenings More Important Than Ever

With smoking rates among Americans down, many doctors expected to see a decrease in cancer diagnoses, particularly throat and neck. Instead, they started seeing an increase. This rise in oral cancer, particularly in the tonsils and back of the tongue (known as oropharyngeal cancers), has now been linked to HPV infection. “Most people in the […]