St. Patrick’s Day: Celtic pride, green shamrocks, and lucky charms!
“St. Patrick’s Day is an enchanted time — a day to begin transforming winter’s dreams into summer’s magic.” Adrienne Cook Lucky green shamrocks, leprechauns, and pots of gold – it must be St. Patrick’s Day! If you’re not Irish, how do you go about celebrating St. Patrick’s Day? It’s easy: You just put on one … Continue reading "St. Patrick’s Day: Celtic pride, green shamrocks, and lucky charms!"
Good Nutrition Leads to Healthy Mouths
At Baymeadows Park Dental, we know the most common oral health diseases are tooth decay and periodontal disease (or gum disease), and both are among the easiest to prevent. One of the most common ways we recommend to boost your oral health is by improving your diet, because you (and your mouth) truly are what … Continue reading "Good Nutrition Leads to Healthy Mouths"
How to Choose the Best Mouthwash
As we all know, or should by now, the key to maintaining great oral health is keeping up with a daily plan of flossing, brushing, and using mouthwash. These three practices in combination will help you avoid tooth decay and keep bacterial infections at bay. At Baymeadows Park Dental, we’ve noticed that it’s usually not … Continue reading "How to Choose the Best Mouthwash"
Women’s Medications and Dry Mouth
Women using medication to treat a variety of medical conditions are often unaware of the potential side effects. One common side effect of medications such as blood pressure medication, birth control pills, antidepressants, and cancer treatments is dry mouth. The technical term for dry mouth is xerostomia. Xerostomia can lead to undesirable effects in the … Continue reading "Women’s Medications and Dry Mouth"
The Transformation of Valentine’s Day
Did you know the actions leading to the beginnings of Valentine’s Day were actually centered on the avoidance of war? A Catholic priest named Valentine defied the orders of the Emperor Claudius II and secretly married young men and their brides after the emperor had declared it illegal because only single, young men could be … Continue reading "The Transformation of Valentine’s Day"
February is Heart Month
The American Academy of Periodontology stresses the importance of good oral health since gum disease may be linked to heart disease and stroke. Thus far, no cause-and-effect relationship has been established, but there are multiple theories to explain the link between heart disease and periodontal disease. One theory suggests that oral bacteria may affect heart … Continue reading "February is Heart Month"