As we age, it becomes even more crucial to take care of our oral health. Finding affordable dental care may seem difficult after retirement. It is true that routine dental care is not covered under Medicare. However, there are still a few budget-friendly options to help keep your smile shining throughout the years.
If you’ve ever spent a summer in Arizona, you’re probably familiar with the painful sting of a sunburn. And nothing is as soothing to sunburned skin as aloe vera. But aloe vera can also benefit your oral health and be a good home remedy for tooth infection.
Managing a newly remote employees or company comes with hurdles. In addition to maintaining the same levels of service, you have to think about keeping your team engaged and connected without the benefit of in-person contact. Wellness programs have become an increasingly valuable tool in helping employees weather this time of uncertainty, but you might worry that employees don’t know about all the wellness resources available to them. In addition, it might feel like some of your previous employee health programs can’t work in a virtual environment. There are still many ways you can engage remote employees and show them you care about their overall health and oral health from afar.
In the desert southwest, the tiny chili pepper is mighty in flavor and cultural significance. From packing heat into salsa and sauces to hanging decoratively on the walls of homes and restaurants, these bright, shiny-skinned peppers are the spice of life in Arizona.
We all know accidents can happen at any moment—even when you’re simply relaxing at home. It’s important to understand the types of concerns that need emergency care and which ones you can handle on your own. When it comes to your oral health, an emergency is often when treatment is needed to save a tooth, stop bleeding or lessen severe pain.
Which food is Good For Your Teeth? Cheese and ice cream aren’t just delicious, they’re actually great for your teeth. That’s because dairy foods contain a key nutrient called calcium which helps your teeth grow strong and healthy. For this installment of Food for Thought, we talked with Terri Verason, a registered dietitian nutritionist and Director of Nutrition Education for Dairy Council of Arizona. Terri regularly works with health care professionals, like dentists, to provide nutrition education related to oral health.
You’ve heard how probiotics can help your gut health, but did you know they may also improve the health of your teeth and gums? Dental probiotics, just like the kind of probiotics used to boost digestive health, help balance the amount of good and bad bacteria in your mouth. In fact, oral probiotics may help with bad breath, gum disease and other dental health problems.
Would you rather scrub a dirty bathroom clean or visit the doctor for a routine checkup? If you are a man, you may be more inclined to roll up your sleeves and scrub the bathroom and Avoiding the Dentist! According to a recent study by the Cleveland Clinic, men aren’t going to the doctor for regular checkups like they should. In fact, 72% of survey respondents said they’d rather do household chores like clean the bathroom or mow the lawn than go to the doctor. Similarly, three-quarters of men who are married or in a domestic partnership would rather go shopping with their significant other than visit the doctor.
We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again: oral health is health. Everything from what you eat to how you care for your smile impacts your oral and overall health and may affect how your body fights and responds to COVID-19. While the science is evolving, data suggests that oral health may play an essential role during the COVID-19 pandemic when it comes to staying healthy.
A guide to dental insurance for infants and children
When a child is born, getting medical coverage is a priority. But it’s also important to have dental insurance, too. This guide to dental insurance for children helps provide everything you need to know.