Medications can affect your oral health; Learn to avoid drug-caused cavities or gum disease

Many prescription and over-the-counter drugs can have a negative impact on your oral health. However, according to the American Dental Association, your dentist can often suggest strategies to limit the damage.CavitiesMany medications have added sugar, which can increase the risk of tooth decay and cavities when taken over long periods of time. Cough syrups and other pediatric formulations often leave a sticky residue. Tip: Ask for sugar-free alternatives or rinse your mouth after taking such

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Have you ever wondered if medications can affect your oral health? “Many prescription and over-the-counter drugs can have a negative impact on your oral health. However, according to the American Dental Association, your dentist can often suggest strategies to limit the damage.” Check out the article to read more on this subject!

 

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The 10 symptoms of oral cancer that barely any adults know | Daily Mail Online

EXCLUSIVE: Dr Anna Cantlay and Dr Rhona Eskander, two London-based GPs, have warned that poor lifestyle choices are responsible for nine out of 10 cases of oral cancer.

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Paying attention to certain symptoms when you are sick is very important because lasting symptoms can be very dangerous and lead to more than just a cold. For instance, “Persistent sore throats could be a sign of oral cancer, two dentists have warned.” Check out the article to find out more.

 

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Caregiver’s Guide – Adults Over 60 – Mouth Healthy

If you’re one of the 44 million family caregivers in the United States, you’ve got a lot on your mind. However, keeping your loved one’s mouth healthy is important for their dental health, overall health and so much more.

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No matter your situation, daily care plus professional care equal the best chances for a healthy mouth. this article has some important health care steps for older adults.

 

Dr. Ryan Ersland
Ersland Family Dental
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Aging and Oral Health

Researchers are finding that the risks of stroke and heart attack are closely tied to our oral health. Plaque around the teeth, cavities, and gum disease may be uncomfortable and risky to our dental health no matter how old we are, but they can also

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And as we get older, the care of our teeth should be high on our to-do list. The biggest problems seem to be ill-fitting dentures due to weight loss, gradual changes in the mouth attributed to old age, and even some medications. This article gives good news about new treatments and symptoms to be watching out as you get older!

Dr. Ryan Ersland
Ersland Family Dental
www.anchoragedentist.com

Expired Dental Items: Stash or Trash? | Delta Dental of Arizona Blog – Tips for healthy teeth & happy smiles

Except for medications, the FDA doesn’t require products to have expiration dates. It’s up to the manufacturer to decide. Floss and mouthwash past-due dates are more of a gray area than say, sour cream. But do you stash or trash expired dental items? This may make your decision easier: Toothpaste Safe but not strong When …

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Do you remember to check the expiration dates on the extra dental products you have stashed away like toothpaste, mouthwash, and floss? Here is what you need to know about if they are still safe to use after they have been expired.

Dr. Ryan Ersland
Ersland Family Dental
www.anchoragedentist.com

Here’s What You Should Be Eating for Stronger, Healthier, and Shinier Teeth

Load up on items like apples, strawberries, spinach, carrots, nuts and seeds for teeth that shine of health and strength.

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Do you want healthier, stronger teeth? Here is an article that talks about what foods you should be eating in order to keep your teeth healthy and strong.

 

Dr. Ryan Ersland
Ersland Family Dental
www.anchoragedentist.co